Final Fantasy VIII

2013 game release for the Steam client

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc3

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Test Results

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What works

Tested with steam play proton. 

It installs and appears to work well, except for (midi) background music.

Other audio effects works (such as menu selection).

What does not

Midi background music doesn't work, but easy to fix (see below).


In terminal run:

WINEPREFIX="/steamapps/compatdata/39150/pfx" winetricks directmusic

Please substitute to the actual path where your steam directory is located, on Arch it's ~/.local/share/Steam/ or ~/.steam/steam

Then run:

WINEPREFIX="/steamapps/compatdata/39150/pfx" winecfg

and set dsound to builtin.


What was not tested

Triple triad

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch LinuxDec 27 20184.0-rc3Yes Yes YesGoldAnnoymousWine 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 10 20141.7.18Yes Yes GoldYanis Lukes 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


Official Version 1.2 patch can be found here.

To enable background music:
winetricks directmusic


To enable background music, install DirectMusic by using winetricks, writing in your terminal/console:
winetricks directmusic

If the game starts with "Unknown Exception occurred" at launch, but it still continues albeit slowly:
set msvcrt to native only with/in "winecfg"


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