Category: Main Games Watch_Dogs 1.3


Application Details:

Version: 1.3
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.8

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What works

This is about the Uplay version. Tested on a fresh 64-bit wine prefix. I Installed corefonts with winetricks for the Uplay-client.

- Download and installation with the Uplay-client

- Playing the game in singleplayer mode

- I played about two hours into the game and it ran without problems

What does not

- the uplay game launcher tries to install .Net 3.5 which does not work. 

There is an error message box - titled "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Setup" - popping up saying 

"You must use 'Turn Windows Features on or off' in the Control Panel to install or configure Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5"

- in-game sound
There is sound in the intro and the menu. As soon as the game is started, in-game sound is gone.


- First, install corefonts, xact and the most recent dxvk with winetricks. Corefonts are needed by the Uplay-client and the other two were needed to run the game.

- I was able to work around the above problems by setting watch_dogs.exe to windows xp with winecfg.

After doing that .Net 3.5 did install. This took quite some time because the installer was downloading roughly 240MB from Microsoft to install this package. Just be patient.

Starting the game in windows xp mode was also the workaround to fix the missing in-game sound.

What was not tested

- Multiplayer

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Hard-/Software used:

- AMD FX-8320

- AMD Radeon RX580
- amdgpu open-source driver

- openSUSE Tumbleweed 20180926 64-bit
- Kernel 4.18.8-1-default 64-bit
- Mesa 18.3 with LLVM 8.0
- Plasma 5.13.5

- wine 3.17
- uplay client from Thursday, September 27th 2018

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64May 16 20216.8Yes Yes YesGolddebianxfce 
ShowUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 12 20194.0Yes Yes YesGoldClerc Mathias 
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Oct 03 20183.17Yes Yes YesGoldFreigeist 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64May 04 20183.6-stagingYes Yes YesBronzedebianxfce 
ShowManjaro LinuxNov 28 20172.21-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeRTheren 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
43981 Watch Dogs: areas rendered with black and no sound UNCONFIRMED View
47171 Mouse moving down on vertical movements UNCONFIRMED View

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