Category: Main Games Action Games Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition

Dark Souls

!!!OBSOLETE!!! Prepare to Die Edition. Released on Steam. Old version using Games for Windows Live.

Application Details:

Version: Prepare to Die Edition
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.14

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Test Results

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What works

Gameplay, sound, videos, mouse-keyboard and FPS modfixes to patch some of the horrible porting problems and everything else you'd expect to work.

What does not

Any sort of gameplay without GFWL-less hacks to help, the game would either crash right away or once it reaches the title screen.


What was not tested

Full completion, all character builds.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Requires vcrun libraries and .NET installed. Mono does not work, as the game complains about mscoreew.exe GWFL seems to intervene greatly as removing it via a crack posted below in the comment section allowed me to play with no problems. Tested on GeForce GT 630M 512 mB over Optimus, Intel Core i5 @ 2.5 gHz

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSabayon Linux (rolling release) amd64Apr 05 20141.7.14N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Jan 24 20141.7.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64May 13 20131.5.30Yes Yes GoldSerge Hooge 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Sep 23 20121.5.13Yes Yes GoldMehranNZ 
ShowArch LinuxAug 31 20121.5.11Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Playing Videos

2015-05-23 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made in 2014 and may not be relevant to current Wine.

You'll need to install wmp9, devenum and vcrun6 from winetricks and the videos works fine. :)