Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Version on Steam

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.13-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Pretty much everything (alchemy, mutations, vendor npcs, combat, fast travel etc.)

What does not

Geralt had no hair, even though npcs had beautiful hairs. not sure what causes the issue


used DXVK 0.63 and game is running around 60fps with ultra graphics

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Used a clean 64 bit wineprefix and winver=win7

CPU: AMD Ryzen 1800X @ 3.85GHz

GPU: nVidia GTX 1080 (MSI Armor 8GB) (driver: 396.24.10 beta)

RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) @ 3000MHz

Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 1TB

DE: GNOME Shell 3.28.3 & GDM 3.28.2

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro LinuxJul 30 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldVladimir 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jul 22 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldMehmet Akif TASOVA 
ShowGentoo 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
39180 Witcher 3 Wild hunt Wine 1.7.50 not working CLOSED FIXED View
39885 Cannot allocate more than 32gb of memory CLOSED FIXED View
42292 The Witcher 3 fails to render correctly after starting a new game CLOSED FIXED View
42347 The Witcher 3 starting menu is distorted [radeonsi] CLOSED FIXED View
42414 The Witcher 3 intro videos don't play CLOSED FIXED View
42592 The Witcher 3 has poor performance (buffer access flags are ignored) CLOSED FIXED View
42863 Multiple games require sample_c_lz for cube/array textures (Winexy, Witcher 3, Flame in the Flood) CLOSED FIXED View
43131 Multiple apps need correct shader translation for discard_z (The Witcher 3, Star Trek Online, .hack//G.U Last Recode) CLOSED FIXED View
43133 The Witcher 3: ambient occlusion distortions NEW View
43158 The Witcher 3: dark opaque surface distortion CLOSED DUPLICATE View
43160 The Witcher 3: puppeteer lines appearing on character CLOSED FIXED View
43167 Witcher 3 will not start CLOSED FIXED View
43239 The Witcher 3: ground is too dark in some areas CLOSED DUPLICATE View
43264 The Witcher 3: Black and red face textures and missing vegetation CLOSED FIXED View
45577 Skyrim tries to install MS VC Redist Package each launch CLOSED FIXED View
50379 The Witcher 3 has broken rendering with Vulkan renderer CLOSED FIXED 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