Category: Main Games 1st Person Shooter XIII


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Application Details:

License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.21

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What works

XIII returns again to GOG, so buying and installing was perfectly fine, either by installing from GOG Galaxy on Wine, or download the offline package and install on a different prefix.

The game starts with all maximum possible settings, and it is playable without visible issues.

What does not


What was not tested

Although apparently functional, I never tested any multiplayer gamer that may require additional setups.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

To play XIII on modern gaming computer standards that's means 1080p or 4K resolution, anisotropic filtering, and so on it requires to install DXVK and dgVoodoo2 from the respective websites.

Unpack the 32-bit MS dll from dgVoodoo2 plus d3drm.dll from the same site and override them on winecfg.

 Then copy to the same game folder (XIII/system) the dlls, including the configuration applet.

Using the dgVoodoo2Cpl.exe create a custom configuration file with 512 or 1 GB of Virtual Video RAM, and override the screen resolution to the maximum possible. 

Override the MSAA and anisotropic setting will improve the quality.

Finally install DXVK to complete the setup. You can copy the 32-bit dlls and copy to the game folder and make a manual override instead.
 This will wrap DirectX 8 calls over DirectX 11 by the dgVoodoo2 wrapper, while DXVK will translate DX11 over Vulkan.

The main advantage of this setting is mainly to upscale the render image to 1080p or 4K monitors, even the game don't support such high resolution without modifications of the program executable. The multithreaded emulation offered by those two wrappers are more resilient to offer a constant frame-rate when facing heavy graphic loads, such as higher number of objects or complex rendering.

 The last benefit is to offer a pure Vulkan based legacy DirectX emulation, that are only available to modern GPU.

Since the dgVoodoo up-scaler uses the GPU to made the upscaling and anisotropic filtering, and wraps old DirectX to multithread Direct3D 11 functions, it requires the DXVK Vulkan render to work.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 02 20238.21Yes Yes NoPlatinum6b6279 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Dec 19 20217.0-rc2Yes Yes NoPlatinumHonki Tonk 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64May 08 20216.7-stagingYes Yes NoGarbageLoryn 
CurrentUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 06 20195.0-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumNosferatu Arucard 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 29 20121.5.20Yes Yes PlatinumSerge Hooge 

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