Wolfenstein: The New Order

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Steam version

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.5

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

-Graphical Options

-First 5 Levels

-Sound works... kinda.

What does not

-Some checkpoints crash the game, forcing you to restart the chapter. The only way around this is to not die or exit the game during those checkpoints

-Sound works, but they lack a distance effect (So a sound that's a few feet away sounds like its right next to you)

-Sound options do not work.

-This game DOES NOT work on open-source drivers. The game will not launch.


-Use your pulse-audio mixer to lower volume to get around the sound options not working.

-To get around the launch error if you have open-source drivers, you'll have to install proprietary drivers for legacy opengl support.

What was not tested

-The whole campaign

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

The game runs fairly fine, for nvidia users who mostly use proprietary you can get this running fairly decently. For AMD users however that use open-source drivers, I would recommend dual-booting an amdgpu-pro compatible distro (I recommend Ubuntu Minimal) and installing it on there.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 08 20183.5Yes Yes YesSilverCharadon 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 09 20161.9.14Yes Yes PlatinumHorațiu Mlendea 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 05 20161.8.1Yes Yes PlatinumJavier Garcia 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Sep 08 20151.7.50Yes Yes PlatinumLiam Stevens 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 19 20151.7.44Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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A few issues and solutions
by William on Saturday August 19th 2017, 9:37
1. Audio (in the main menu at least) seems to 'crackle'
Solved by starting Steam process with `PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60` as an environment variable



2. When the game window loses focus, swapping back to it results in a black screen with a texture in the top-left corner
I experienced this while in the i3 window manager. It was fixed by reloading i3.
On other desktop environments swapping to another virtual desktop and back might be good enough.
I had to wait a couple of seconds after the window showed again, it froze for a second, but then I can hit 'continue' on the main menu.
Continuing before the freeze results in a black screen, which can be corrected by repeating the process.

3. Steam does not allow you to run the game unless you are using a 64bit Wine prefix
Solution is obvious enough, but it'd be nice if this info were added to the page
Crash-on-start when using Intel HD graphics
by Horațiu Mlendea on Wednesday September 21st 2016, 6:01
Hello. Has anyone found a solution for the "wglCreateContextAttribsARB" crash when trying to run this game using Intel HD Graphics (integrated graphics)?

It used to run fine on my laptop using the Nvidia GPU (610M) but not on it's integrated gpu (Intel HD 4000). Now I have a desktop PC with only integrated graphics (Intel HD 530) and no dedicated GPU (I'll get one but later).

I would be interested in playing this game since I haven't finished the campaign when I started playing it on my laptop which is now broken, and it looks to me like I can't. I'd really much rather play this in WINE than moving it to the Windows partition and having to reboot every time I want to play it...
RE: Crash-on-start when using Intel HD graphics
by Liam Stevens on Wednesday September 21st 2016, 14:31
After a bit of quick research, it appears this game requires OpenGL 3.3 to be able to get past this problem. Make sure that your iGPU supports that feature set and that your Mesa is up to date enough to run OpenGL 3.3.
RE: Crash-on-start when using Intel HD graphics
by Horațiu Mlendea on Friday September 23rd 2016, 4:04
Hi. I think I too found the threads discussing your suggestion but I thank you for reminding me because I took a second look and this was exactly the issue. You see, I used to have a laptop before and when I build my desktop a few days ago I just took the SSD from the laptop and put it in. I did uninstall Nvidia drivers and bumblebee but I forgot to reinstall the Intel drivers. This was what was causing it on Windows as well. I moved the game to a newly created partition for Windows+WINE games and when I tried to start it on Windows 10 the same issue came up, but it worked fine after reinstalling the latest Intel HD Graphics driver.

I am still trying to do the same on Arch Linux. I tried it with 'yaourt -S mesa' and the 'xf86-video-intel as well, I even tried removing the package cache to force a redownload and use the --force parameter, but the issue persists. I'm not sure how should I proceed in order to get rid of the old drivers and get the proper ones for the new processor.
RE: Crash-on-start when using Intel HD graphics
by GloriousEggroll on Saturday October 28th 2017, 22:23
found a fix for this on mesa, worked on amd/ati, not sure if it works on intel. This was on the old gearsongallium site, intended for RAGE but never worked properly without a shader dump. Luckily it works fine for Wolfenstein.

Two parts to the fix:

1. you'll need to patch wine (NOT wine-staging. does not work with staging for some reason).


2. You'll also need to use MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=4.5COMPAT environment variable