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Version 1.08k of Gothic (German)

Application Details:

Version: Gothic 1.08k (German)
License: Retail
URL: http://www.piranha-bytes.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.1

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What works

  • Installing
  • Startup
  • Initial game-play (first hour, see no problems)
  • Saving
  • Loading saves
  • Changing most settings

What does not

  • Skipping video sequences (intro movie, etc.)
  • Changing game resolution in-game (crashes game, how-to in comments)

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Entire Gameplay

Hardware tested

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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

This was tested for English release of the game. Winetricks changes: ---- - install "directmusic" - set "mwo=force" under settings Changing game resolution: ---- This cannot be done in-game, as the program will freeze without allowing the user to kill the task. However, the resolution can be changed in the "GOTHIC.INI" file found in "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Piranha-Bytes/Gothic/system". Use the following settings for 1280x1024x32 resolution: - zVidResFullscreenX=1280 - zVidResFullscreenY=1024 - zVidResFullscreenBPP=32 Save the file and the next time the game starts you will have the desired resolution. MAKE SURE THAT THE RESOLUTION YOU CHOOSE IS ONE OF THE PREVIOUSLY ALLOWED RESOLUTIONS. Restarting the Game: ---- When the game exits, it does not properly exit the game launcher (it exits the launcher, but leaves the service running). To fix this, I had to open "System Monitor" and kill "GothicStarter.exe". Then the game can be re-opened normally. Summary: ---- This game handles fairly well under the Wine system. However, the presence of the title bar on screen at all times, the difficulty presented for changing the resolution, and the necessity of using a task manager to properly kill the game processes makes this game only get a silver rating. Otherwise, considering Microsoft's complete inability to play this game on their modern OSes, this is an excellent game handled nearly flawlessly by Wine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowopenSUSE Leap 42.2 x86_64Mar 26 20172.1Yes Yes GoldLokiDrow 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 13 20151.7.52Yes Yes GoldFlorian Pelz 
ShowSlackware64 -currentFeb 28 20151.7.37Yes Yes GoldDanny Schmarsel 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"May 09 20141.7.18Yes Yes GoldKonstantin 
CurrentLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64Jun 30 20131.6-rc4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

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