Grandia II Anniversary Edition

GOG version of the game.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.1

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

- Installation, although with difficulties

- Starting the game, playing it, although slowly.

- Cinematics

What does not

- Running the Launcher exe crashes.


What was not tested

- Playing the game full

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Wine Debian Version: 5.0-4

No workaround and no extra installation were needed to install and run the game (tested on a very fresh wine installation), but you will experience trouble.

1) A problem with the installer. It takes an anormally long time to install the game, goglog.ini seems to get overwritten constantly (I fear for my SSD). Data/afs/map directory will grow as a proof install goes on

2) Installer crashes before the end, when it tries to install some Windows stuff. Fortunately, the game installation seems to be completed before that happens. I had to savagely kill the process to close the installer.

I end up with:

$ du -chs data/*
1.3G    data/afs
200K    data/data
383M    data/movies
20K    data/saves
353M    data/sound
621M    data/sound_n
2.6G    total

3) Launcher crashes but can be worked around if you edit directly the file config/Grandia2_Settings.ini.

French keyboard mapping if you need:

#Keyboard Mappings
keyboard_mapping0 = E
keyboard_mapping1 = ShiftKey
keyboard_mapping2 = F
keyboard_mapping3 = Left
keyboard_mapping4 = Right
keyboard_mapping5 = A
keyboard_mapping6 = Z
keyboard_mapping7 = S
keyboard_mapping8 = Q
keyboard_mapping9 = D

4) The game runs a little slow on my computer (not a beast but decent). Text dialogs tend to lag behind the voice, and character animations are slow. In short, it looks buggy and tends to be CPU intensive.

There is a save point very early in the game if you need to exit game without starting game intro over again.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Testing "Bullseye"Sep 09 20205.0.1Yes Yes NoSilver01 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Testing "Bullseye"Oct 17 20194.17Yes Yes NoSilverBeta Version 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jul 29 20172.13-stagingYes Yes SilverBeta Version 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Sep 15 20151.6.2Yes No GarbageKonstantin 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Aug 27 20151.6.2Yes No GarbageKonstantin 

Known Bugs

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This game is heavily bugged
by 01 on Friday September 18th 2020, 9:40
This Game is heavily bugged.

Anniversary Edition is one thing. HD edition is the same, enhanced, but still comes with as much bugs.

So the problem is not wine, but:
- game freeze due to broken game scripts
- game freeze due to video being triggered but not played properly
... are frequent. Be it the GOG or the Steam version.

I wasn't able to go beyond Durham Cave (a little 10% of the game I suppose), the minotaur boss had issues if:
- (steam version) I cast Fallen Wings with Milena. Black background and video animation never starts.
- (gog version) I win the fight, then a fire animation surrounding the minotaur starts but crashes the game.
Dependencies for config menu?
by Trollwut on Wednesday August 9th 2017, 11:53
Hi! The game runs very fine for me, also the launcher.

But in the launcher I can't open the Settings. Anyone knows what I need to set to open it?
RE: Dependencies for config menu?
by Beta Version on Wednesday August 9th 2017, 13:48
Launcher requires NET Framework 4.5. Or you can manually edit Grandia2_Settings.ini file in config folder.
RE: Dependencies for config menu?
by Trollwut on Wednesday August 9th 2017, 14:31
Editing the config file is nice, but I want to setup my Steam controller for it, so I don't know how the config file interprets my buttons.

If I install `winetricks dotnet45` (which installs fine), then the launcher looks strange:

I changed my Windows version back to Win7 after that, to be sure that's not the cause.
Without dotnet45, the launcher works fine for me. Just the Settings menu can't start, which shows missing dotnet45-dependencies in the debugger.

With dotnet45, this is the debugger log:

fixme:gdiplus:GdipGetFamilyName No support for handling of multiple languages!
fixme:shell:URL_ParseUrl failed to parse L"Grandia2Launcher.resources"
fixme:process:FlushProcessWriteBuffers : stub
fixme:shell:URL_ParseUrl failed to parse L"Grandia2Launcher.resources"
fixme:shell:URL_ParseUrl failed to parse L"sfmlnet-window-2"
fixme:gdiplus:GdipCreateHalftonePalette stub
fixme:service:QueryServiceConfig2W Level 6 not implemented
fixme:service:QueryServiceConfig2W Level 6 not implemented
fixme:service:QueryServiceConfig2W Level 6 not implemented
fixme:service:QueryServiceConfig2W Level 6 not implemented
fixme:service:QueryServiceConfig2W Level 6 not implemented
fixme:ole:CoGetApartmentType (0x6cbe73c, 0x6cbe738): semi-stub
RE: Dependencies for config menu?
by Beta Version on Thursday August 10th 2017, 11:03
Looks like something is not implemented in Wine. You can create a bug report on Bugzilla ( ) and maybe it will be fixed soon.