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Application Details:

Version: Steam
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.6-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Basic gameplay is possible until level 7-7.

What does not

The beetle itself is invisible most of the time. The pincers are visible, and the beetle is visible for a few seconds during movement animations (turning, jumping, etc.)

As previously mentioned, level 7-7 still has large portions of invisible track, and the game is nearly impossible to complete past this level. (There are still sound cues for the obstacles on the track, but without being able to see them, it will be very hard to progress).


The default launch option will have an error initializing shaders. You need to select the DX9 "legacy" option in the Steam prompt when launching the game.

What was not tested

Integrated graphics and default drivers were not tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Apr 20 20183.6-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeConnor Fernandez 
CurrentUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 29 20183.0N/A Yes YesSilverTristan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 26 20172.17N/A Yes YesSilverambidot 
ShowManjaro LinuxMar 28 20172.4Yes Yes NoGoldJeff V 
ShowUbuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 20 20172.2Yes Yes NoSilverTristan 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Known Issues

Here are some of the known issues from previous test data:

  • Game does not launch in DX10/11 mode but will run in Legacy DirectX9 mode
  • Beetle is mostly invisible except during movements
  • Large parts of level 7-7 are invisible, making gameplay extremely difficult

When submitting new test data, please be sure to check for these issues and provide details on what specific parts of the game did and did not work!


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DX11 works with DXVK 0.54
by Ulath on Friday June 15th 2018, 6:24
When using wine 3.9 with DXVK 0.54 ( ) the DX11 version of the game works flawlessly (without graphics glitches) here (gentoo linux, 4.16.11 kernel, nvidia proprietery driver).
Level 3-1 works
by Ulath on Thursday June 14th 2018, 16:22
It works, you just need to get the new game element (pressing down on a pad, see

by Maxim Lebedev on Monday February 20th 2017, 7:19
Same problems under wine 2.2. Strange.
by Tristan on Monday February 20th 2017, 17:20
I'm thinking it may be a problem with differing graphics hardware. I just tested on a laptop using Intel HD Graphics. On this laptop, the game will not launch normally, and will say it failed to initialize shaders. Using the DirecX 9 legacy version of the game, I have the same problems with the missing beetle and track.

Meanwhile on my main gaming PC with an Nvidia GTX 760, everything works fine. I don't have any AMD hardware to test on, so unless you have AMD graphics, I don't know if they work or not with this game.
by Maxim Lebedev on Tuesday February 21st 2017, 5:22
I have a card Geforce GTX650 and I set antialiasing on the x2 and above (otherwise the bumper corners and other game objects become transparent, and the part of the route loaded only when the beetle is on them).
by Tristan on Tuesday February 21st 2017, 11:27
Interesting... Are you using the Nvidia drivers? If so, what version? I'm on 367.57 from the Ubuntu repository.
by Maxim Lebedev on Tuesday February 21st 2017, 14:15
Yeah, I use nvidia-378.13-0ubuntu0~gpu16.04.3 driver.

P.S.: I forgot attach a record to the previous comment regarding the glitches and visibility of objects when antialiasing is zero. Here it is:

by Maxim Lebedev on Thursday February 16th 2017, 15:31
Perhaps there is a dependence from distro, since I launched the game on a completely new and clean prefix. Quick proof:
Between normal version of the game and experimental is no difference.