Dungeon Keeper 2 patched release for DirectX and Windows 7 support.

Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.14-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Playing the game (campaign, skirmish)

EAX (on wine-staging) works well, meaning 3D positional audio when using headphones

What does not

The main menu / game runs at less than 1 FPS, like a slideshow, due to CSMT (Wine bug 44260). See below for a workaround.


Due to Wine bug 44260, the game will have horrible performance with CSMT on  (~1 FPS, basically a slideshow). You must disable CSMT in the registry / winecfg when running the game.

After CSMT was disabled, the game ran perfectly smooth.

Note: this issue was only reported on NVIDIA GPUs with proprietary drivers, it's possible you might not need this workaround.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Gold rating until the CSMT bug gets fixed

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Aug 21 20183.14-stagingYes Yes YesGoldGabriel Majeri 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 10 20172.10Yes Yes NoPlatinumGood Guy Danny 
ShowopenSUSE Leap 42.1 x86_64Apr 16 20161.9.8Yes Yes NoPlatinumLokiDrow 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 12 20151.7.35Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"May 15 20141.7.18Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14340 Dungeon Keeper 2 crashes randomly during gameplay with unhandled page fault NEW View
44260 Dungeon Keeper 2 crashs or works very slow UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Disable CSMT

When you find your game to be performing poorly (you will notice on the main menu), follow these steps to disable CSMT:

  1. run regedit e.g. by typing wine regedit
  2. travel to HKEY_CURRENT_USER ? Software ? Wine
  3. Right-click 'Wine' and select 'New' and 'Key' and name it 'Direct3D'
  4. Within 'Direct3D', create a new DWORD value, name it 'csmt'
  5. Set it to 0

More info about registry keys can be found here:

Game fails to start

If the game fails to start, try running 'DKII-DX.exe' instead.