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Deus Ex: Invisible War

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GOG.com patched DRM-free release 1.2.

Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
URL: http://www.deusex.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.21-staging

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What works

Installing, video sequences, sound, playing, finishing the game.

Played it fullscreen 1600x1200 on a 1920x1200 monitor (i.e. black bars on the sides) at highest graphics settings.

What does not

Game requires manual patching with a hex editor (edit System/dx2.exe and change the byte at offset 0xca5 from 0x45 to 0x44) as it was described in another review here, otherwise it won't start.

Quick-load (F12) will cause game to hang, then continue extremely laggy after a minute or two. Loading quick-saved games works from the normal menu without issues.

After you reached the end of the game (for any fraction), and the final video sequence finished playing, the game will return back to the main menu, but with totally garbled textures (I suspect it's an effect of this recently fixed bug: https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37406).

 If the desktop resolution does not match in-game resolution (which is likely on the first start), parts of the screen and the mouse cursor may not be drawn properly. Adjust the resolution in game to match your desktop (at least choose one with the same height, since the game does not support widescreen), exit it (you might need to click blindly) and restart and it should work fine now.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Any kind of modding, widescreen patch.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Game needs some tweeks at the beginning, therefore I have to give it Gold rating. After that it runs quite flawlessly and with good performance.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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RatingSubmitter
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Jan 12 20182.21-stagingYes Yes YesSilverSven Arvidsson 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 06 20172.13Yes Yes NoGarbageL29Ah 
ShowMageia 5 CauldronAug 15 20151.7.48Yes Yes GoldAlan Richter 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 22 20141.7.29Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 14 x86_64Dec 24 20121.5.18Yes Yes GoldZachary J 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
44547 Deus Ex: invisible War v1.2 crashes when using the hotkey to quickload a saved game NEW View

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