Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Version on Steam

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.13-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Music, video, gameplay, controller with rumble support, complete gameplay walkthrough was possible without crashes

What does not

Some monsters are invisible, in some cutscenes faces are invisible, in-game time may run slow in complex scenes giving physics a slow motion effect - nothing game breaking, tho


What was not tested

Playing with keyboard and mouse

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

The bug reports include some patches for above mentioned glitches. But the problems were not completely eliminated, e.g. the invisibility bug is still there. The game was played and completed through different versions of wine, starting with wine-staging 2.15. As of wine-3.2, the game made great progress wrt performance and graphics quality.

The wine version used is based upon the official ebuilds from Gentoo (patched to compile wine-3.3 because Gentoo is still stuck at 3.0) with custom cflags optimizations:

CFLAGS="-O3 -march=native -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -g"


app-emulation/wine-vanilla dos staging netapi perl pipelight pcap gstreamer custom-cflags kerberos

Some hacks were applied as patches:

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro LinuxJul 30 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldVladimir 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 22 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldMehmet Akif TASOVA 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 06 20183.3Yes Yes NoSilverKai Krakow 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 21 20172.21Yes Yes NoBronzeAlexander Yakovlev 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 30 20172.4Yes Yes BronzeAndrey Vlasov 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
43133 The Witcher 3: ambient occlusion distortions NEW View
43167 Witcher 3 will not start UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Maximizing performance

Currently with wined3d, The Witcher 3 is still affected by CPU-GPU buffer maps synchronization issue (bug #44315). It severely degrades performance.

Using dxvk instead of wined3d is the best course of action, since it performs very well, and also provides perfect rendering, as long as your Vulkan driver supports VK_EXT_transform_feedback extension.


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What were the settings
by Shawn on Sunday January 10th 2016, 17:48
I ask because wine defaults to windows xp, and when I installed steam it was also on windows xp. Windows xp can not do dx10 or dx11 so I assume it would have to be set on vista or windows 7 inoder to work.
RE: What were the settings
by Guillaume Charifi on Thursday May 26th 2016, 15:02
wine winecfg