Category: Main Games Alan Wake GOG

Alan Wake

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Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

Changing resolution in-game
Changing Graphics settings in-game
Gameplay:  Lighting, movement, interactions, cut-scenes 

What does not

Turning Vsync on will crash the game
GLSL will create major lighting artifacts - unplayable....
Solution:  Disable GLSL 


What was not tested

Full game

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Frame rates never exceeded 20 frames per second Tested with high and low resolutions Tested with high and low graphical settings Tested in virtual desktop, but no boost in frame rates. Alan Wake is still playable, but needs a few tweaks: 1. add -noblur to launch commmand 2. turn down mouse sensitivity Libraries needed: xact d3dcompiler_43 d3dx9 vcrun2005

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 16 20172.0.1Yes Yes BronzeCláudio Sampaio (Patola) 
ShowManjaro LinuxFeb 26 20161.9.3Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Jan 09 20141.7.10Yes Yes GoldRoland Häder 
CurrentLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Jul 12 20131.6-rc4Yes Yes SilverBooman 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20121.5.9Yes No GarbageScott Ritchie 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
31701 Alan Wake crashes on start without native d3dx9_36 NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

To get the Keyboard/Mouse working

Please purge your previously wine installation before using that HowTo!

For patching and installing wine on Ubuntu:

apt-get build-dep wine
(This wine version is given as an example)
tar xjpf wine-1.5.9.tar.bz2
cd wine-1.5.9
patch -p1 < raw3.patch

For patching and installing wine on Gentoo:

mkdir -p /etc/portage/patches/app-emulation/wine-1.5.9
wget -O /etc/portage/patches/app-emulation/wine-1.5.9/raw_input.patch ''
emerge =app-emulation/wine-1.5.9

Thanks to t800 for the tip ;-)


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