The Witcher

The latest Steam version.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.4

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Test Results

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What works

almost everything, game runs flawlessly, all features are working

    What does not

    sometimes bug 34052 occurs (Character models are sometimes invisible), on my computer one per 10-20 runs


    What was not tested


    Hardware tested


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    Additional Comments

    Be sure to have 1.7.6 version or later. From 1.7.0 to 1.7.5 in game music was not working. I would give platinum, but because of bug 34052 it has gold rating. Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    ShowSolusApr 02 20183.4Yes Yes YesGoldAndrew 
    ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 11 20182.21-stagingN/A Yes YesGoldcdoublejj 
    ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 09 20172.21-stagingN/A Yes NoBronzecdoublejj 
    ShowManjaro LinuxJun 24 20161.9.11Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
    CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 10 20131.7.6Yes Yes NoBronzeKonrad Materka 

    Known Bugs

    Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
    40308 The Witcher - mouse clicks stop working after some time UNCONFIRMED View

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    HowTo / Notes

    Settings to avoid invisible models and flickering

    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.


    The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

    frequent crashs when autosave on
    by Fab on Tuesday April 16th 2019, 6:44
    I'm currently playing The Witcher Enhanced Edition from Steam for the first time.
    I'm using wine staging 4.5 and nvidia-drivers. With default parameters, the game was crashing very often.
    From [1] I discovered that the game is randomly crashing, even on windows, often when (auto)saving.
    I turned off auto-saving feature in game parameters, and since I did it, I was able to play the game several hours without crash. You'll then have to remember to save regularly your progression.

    Crash on save with Russian language
    by dev_random on Saturday January 12th 2019, 16:19
    I faced with reproducible crashes on attempt to save the game (Russian language. English works fine)

    1. uncomment 'ru_RU.UTF-8' in /etc/locale.gen
    2. sudo locale-gen
    3. sudo reboot
    4. modify game launch options in steam client: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 %command%

    Run the game. Russian language, no crashes!
    Fixing graphics on NVidia cards
    by Robert Munteanu on Tuesday March 15th 2016, 14:51
    Applicable to wine 1.9.5 or newer

    If you are using an NVidia card and see corrupt graphics, for instance

    - invisible characters with only eyes and mouths drawn
    - mostly correct characters with polygons running out of them

    You need to set the HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/Direct3D/CheckFloatConstants registry key to "enabled".

    See bug 34052 for more details.