Installation, gameplay (see comments below!)
What does not
Health & Toxicity bars. Health bars for enemies.
What was not tested
Finishing the game, only played through to the start of Chapter III currently.
After initial installation and clicking "ok" for DirectX installation, everything worked fine for a couple hours into the first game. After re-starting the game after a crash, though, I got the "transparent character" problem (Nvidia Geforce GTX 550Ti) see http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=27360, the tips in http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12771#c33 didn't help (they might for you, worth a try!), neither would `nvidia-settings --load-config-only`. I've resorted to start Steam under its own X-server for this game, which does work, like (from a real text-console, not a graphical shell!): 'env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-witcher wine /path/to/Steam.exe -- :1'. Gives me the "puppeteer lines" sometimes, but if it does, a re-start of the game (not Steam or the X-server) fixes that.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Solus||Apr 02 2018||3.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Andrew|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 11 2018||2.21-staging||N/A||Yes||Yes||Gold||cdoublejj|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 09 2017||2.21-staging||N/A||Yes||No||Bronze||cdoublejj|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Jun 24 2016||1.9.11||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 10 2013||1.7.6||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Konrad Materka|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|12771||Multiple graphic problems in "The Witcher"||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|34052||The Witcher: Character models are sometimes invisible||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|34801||Music stopped working in The Witcher||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|40308||The Witcher - mouse clicks stop working after some time||UNCONFIRMED||View|
If you are hit by bug #34052 (invisible character models), or flickering, set this key in the registry as a workaround (it happens on closed Nvidia driver, and to some on Mesa / Intel. It didn't happen to me with Mesa / radeonsi):
Another similar issue is bug #46553 when some textures turn black indoors. For now, install d3dx9_35 native override to work around that.