Category: Main Games Role Playing Games Might and Magic VIII 1.1 - version

Might and Magic VIII

A downloadable version of the game, distributed by It doesn't need a CD to run.

Application Details:

Version: 1.1 - version
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.12.1

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Test Results

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What works

  • installation
  • intro, menu, character creation, actual gameplay, internal Acromage minigame with d3d (fullscreen and emulated wine desktop) or sw render (fullscreen only)
  • Setting gamma and extra options in d3d mode

What does not

  • Windowed mode: when selection windowed mode without an emulated wine desktop, it still runs the game in fullscreen mode
  • SW render mode with emulated wine desktop: when using an emulated wine desktop, only d3d works for me. Using the sw render from there results in an appcrash.
  • Setting the gamma in d3d mode works but redshift resets it: this is most likely an issue independent from the game itself (or it's not even a bug). If you want to play using custom gamma settings, disable redshift while you play.


What was not tested

In-game cutscenes.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Tested on my few years old laptop, with a R300 based Radeon chip using the FLOSS radeon driver. I did not encounter the bug #34410 as for now.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Showopensuse leap 15.1Aug 04 20194.12.1Yes Yes YesSilverLokiDrow 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jul 24 20161.8.3Yes Yes Platinumnervin 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Feb 19 20151.7.34Yes Yes Goldnervin 
ShowGentoo LinuxJan 30 20141.7.11Yes Yes Goldnervin 
ShowGentoo LinuxSep 28 20121.5.13Yes Yes Goldnervin 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
34410 Big blotch in the center of the screen in Might And Magic 7,8 NEW View

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