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Everything (Intro video, sound, music, changing resolution)
What does not
With Intel graphics: missing menus / HUD in the beginning (they appear later); starting the game changes brightness and gamma (?) so it's very dark. Should be a driver issue.
Nvidia graphics are fine (295.20)
What was not tested
Playing for a long time
You still need the directmusic dlls for music
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64||Sep 24 2022||7.9||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Marek|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 05 2018||3.8||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||tane|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Feb 28 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Michael B|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 17 2014||1.7.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Current||Gentoo Linux||Mar 31 2012||1.5.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Michael B|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|16766||Gothic: drawing error on initial window resize to fullscreen (title bar)||REOPENED||View|
|43280||No music in Gothic 1 (incomplete dmusic/dmsynth implementation)||NEW||View|
|48483||Mouse cursor always visible in Gothic 2 with D3D11 renderer||UNCONFIRMED||View|
If you want to start Gothic with music enabled, you have to use the following native dlls: dmband.dll, dmime.dll, dmloader.dll, dmstyle.dll, dmsynth.dll, dmusic.dll and dmcompos.dll.
The easiest way is to use winetricks:
$ wget http://winetricks.org/winetricks
$ sh winetricks directmusic
sets more DLL overrides than necessary. In my case I had to remove the
override for 'dsound' (winecfg -> Libraries) or the
game would crash at the main menu: "C: failed to initialize sound, MSS
reported: Broken waveOut driver â€“ â€™buffer doneâ€™ flag never set".
Otherwise if you don't want to use native dlls, you have to disable music by setting 'musicEnabled=0' in [Gothic_Install_Path]/system/gothic.ini .
It is possible to run Gothic using the open source graphics stack, at least with Intel and Radeon cards. The "i965" (Intel GMA X3100) and "r300" (ATi Radeon 9500 - X1950) drivers are reported to work, others will probably work as well, so please test it and leave a comment below.
What you need is S3 Texture Compression (S3TC), a technology covered by a patent which makes things complicated.
You can enable S3TC support using the GUI tool 'driconf' or by adding an entry to your ~/.drirc file. DriConf should be easier..
There are issues, for example, the floor might be invisible. Also the menu / all fonts might be invisible when you start the game and suddenly appear after some minutes of playing. Leave a comment :)
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by Daniele Gioda on Monday November 4th 2013, 3:53
I'm getting this error when loading the main window (the one with the game logo and the image with some characters on a landscape background):
Application Error: Access Violation
GOTHIC 1.08j has caused and access violation at address 004E708Bh by attempting to "read" from address 00000000h. Etc etc etc (see image above)....
I hope someone could help me even if I'm not sure this is only a Gothic issue. Thank you again!!
by Lukas Matousek on Wednesday January 23rd 2013, 15:51
When I run Gothic from command line, I get some fixme's and this one error.
err:d3d:device_clear_render_targets >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GL_INVALID_ENUM (0x500) from glClear @ /var/tmp/portage/app-emulation/wine-1.5.21/work/wine-1.5.21/dlls/wined3d/device.c / 755
More details - wine starts its emulated desktop (same as my native resolution), shows Gothic logo and then goes black and that's the end. I have to alt-tab outside and kill process manually.
Can somebody please help me?
by Michael B on Wednesday January 23rd 2013, 16:41
I don't know what can cause this error but I would start by downgrading whatever you upgraded one by one until Gothic works again.
I guess it's not wine as I don't have this problem (with nVidia), but you should try going back to 1.5.19 anyway.
Maybe it's xf86-video-intel (try 2.19.0) or maybe emul-linux-x86-opengl and friends. I also have a gentoo amd64 laptop with intel graphics but I can't test that right now, I should be learning at the moment :S
by Lukas Matousek on Thursday January 24th 2013, 7:07
I have downgraded Wine and Intel drivers to previous version (which were ok) and I can't run it either. I disabled music (I didn't have to previously) and nothing changed. I don't even see that Loading image before menu pops-up.
Some more details - driconf is configured the same, glxgears gives me the same numbers, direct rendering in glxinfo is "yes" with MESA Intel...
Morrowind is running great (as it should), other 2D or 3D games too.
Could you please try it on that notebook with Intel graphics? No hurry, just when you get to it... This is not top priority.
Why this have to happen when I first wanted to play Gothic to get somewhere (at least to be part of some camp, better to finish the game)?
by Michael B on Thursday January 24th 2013, 12:04
Another idea, did you try disabling the intro videos? As far as I understood it shows the small logo with "loading.." and then shows a black screen when the PiranhaBytes video should play.
Regarding the video drivers: I'm pretty sure gothic (32bit) in wine uses the mesa 32bit libraries from emul-linux-x86-opengl, so you would have to downgrade those instead of the native media-libs/mesa.
by Lukas Matousek on Thursday January 24th 2013, 14:47
I keep Logos on 1 and Music on 1 too and game runs well. Videos don't play anyway (the same as before). But I don't care about them.
Thank you very much, I'm a little bit smarter now ;-) Will remember this package and look for it everytime when some game goes nuts.
by Jonathan Rosen on Tuesday September 22nd 2009, 8:32
by David Goering on Friday August 1st 2008, 8:34
I am running Wine 1.1.2 with Ubuntu 8.04
I am running it on a Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop with
-Intel Mobile 945GM Express integrated Graphics Controller
-1,73 Dual core
Ok I had to fool arround a little (setting EnableMusic to 0 and deactivating the intro videos as described in this thread) and I can get ingame now (before it would crash).
The Problem is it doesn't load any textures at all, everything is just white, the menus are white, the characters are white everything.
But other then that everything is normal... so I can play as if the game were running it just looks like snow everywhree :D
I Would really appreciate your help
here are the last 1000 lines from the wine debug I ran:
Would love if someone could give me some input as how to fix this problem, greetings
by Michael B on Thursday October 21st 2010, 16:33