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Dark Souls 2: Original one released in 2014
store.steampowered.com/app/236430/
Included in bundle store.steampowered.com/sub/58135/?snr=1_5_9__403

This version uses DirectX 9, have 32bit executables(or at least I didn't found 64bit ones), patch added a lore changes that were included in other version, but doesn't contain new enemy placements and isn't compatible with new versions multiplayer

Have a separate DLC that add new content

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://www.darksoulsii.com
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.10-staging

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What works

Everything except joystick (didn't test multiplayer but bloodstains and messages of other players appear in game).

Small graphical glitch so far (I am in Lost Bastille): grass isn't displayed except when my character is in it.

What does not

Joystick support works partially (tested with a PS3 controller and a Logitech F310 in Xinput mode): right top and left top button are not recognized, left trigger acts as right trigger and right trigger does nothing.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Multiplayer; playing to the end of single player campaign.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Rated silver because of graphical glitch, and incomplete game controller support.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowopenSUSE Leap 42.3 x86_64Jun 23 20183.10-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlberto 
ShowLinux Mint 18.1May 02 20172.4Yes Yes GoldBrandon 
CurrentFedora 25 x86_64Dec 27 20162.0-rc3Yes Yes SilverF. Delente 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jun 18 20161.9.12Yes Yes BronzeKrzysztof Sobiecki 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 18 20151.7.49Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Lack of fonts on first notification screen and more

One of problems that one might except while playing Dark Souls under wine is wrong order of rendering of stuff on screen. It might cause no fonts, textures or object appearing on screen.

To fix it you should add a new "String Value" called "StrictDrawOrdering" inside

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D

and set it to "enabled"

With it, wine will (as name suggests) draw object on screen in a correct order(or at least more correct than before).

To go past crash during a "New Game" first cutscene it might be needed to disable "winegstreamer.dll" in winecfg "Libraries" card

CSMT
As CSMT can be used to improve performance and mitigate some problems, it's experimental and shouldn't be used to submit any bugreports or test data
Patch to try

Can anyone test if this patch helps a bit with vanishing textures/models(StrictDrawOrdering still needs to be enabled)?

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sobkas/wine-patches/master/problem.diff

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