Way of the Samurai 4

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Application Details:

Version: 1.06.2 (GOG)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.24

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What works




Gameplay (combat, inventory management, moving around, etc.)

Controller support (with workarounds, see the "Full Xbox 360 controller support" section)

What does not



What was not tested

The entire game from beginning all the way to the end. Testing is in progress as time allows.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The game tends to freeze when attempting to run the executable directly with "wine WayOfTheSamurai4.exe" so you will need to start the game by either double-clicking on the "Launch Way of the Samurai 4.lnk" file found in the same directory as the executable or run the following command: $ wine start.exe Launch Way of the Samurai 4.lnk

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentAntergos x86_64Nov 28 20161.9.24Yes Yes GoldFilip Frackiewicz 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
41167 Elder Scrolls Online launcher fails to compile HLSL REOPENED View

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HowTo / Notes

Winetricks needed

If you want to be able to start & play the game you will need the following winetricks:

  • amstream
  • devenum
  • quartz
  • d3dx9
  • d3dcompiler_43
  • wmp9
  • physx

A note about using "winetricks physx" with the GOG version:

Using "winetricks physx" will download and install an older version of PhysX, namely, PhysX 9.14. If you want the version of PhysX that the GOG version comes with (version 9.15) then you will need the following list of winetricks:

  • amstream
  • devenum
  • quartz
  • d3dx9
  • d3dcompiler_43
  • wmp9
  • msxml3

As of Wine 1.9.24, I haven't experienced any issues when using either PhysX 9.14 or PhysX 9.15.

Full Xbox 360 controller support

I used the following article for some help with controller support:

Even with the article's help, you will need to put in some extra work in getting a wired Xbox 360 controller to work completely.

  • Create 2 32-bit prefixes: one for x360ce and one for the game itself.
  • Run the following command in your new 32-bit x360ce prefix:
    winetricks -q dotnet45 corefonts
  • After you have installed those two winetricks, download x360ce to your x360ce prefix with this command:

  • Unpack the x360ce archive and run it. When it tells you you are missing xinput1_3.dll, go ahead and let it create that dll.
  • Once you have set up your controller (be sure that NONE of the fields for buttons are blank and be sure to check for any buttons that may get duplicated!) you will have the following files in your x360ce prefix:
    • x360ce.exe
    • x360ce.ini
    • xinput1_3.dll
  • After installing Way of the Samurai 4 to your other 32-bit prefix copy those three files to where you have the Way of the Samurai 4 executable file (file name = WayOfTheSamurai4.exe) in the prefix for the game itself.
  • After you have the three files next to the executable, you will need to navigate to the /drive_c/windows/system32 directory in your prefix where you have Way of the Samurai 4 installed. Look for an xinput1_3.dll file in that directory. Once you've found it, rename it and copy the xinput1_3.dll file created by x360ce into the /drive_c/windows/system32 directory where you have Way of the Samurai 4 installed.
  • Once you've placed your files where they need to go, open up Wine's configuration utility and go to the "Libraries" tab. Set xinput1_3 to "native, builtin" and hit "Apply".
  • The last thing you will need to do is run

    wine control.exe

    in the prefix where you have Way of the Samurai 4 installed and disable the Microsoft X-Box 360 pad (event). This step may not be necessary for your setup but it's worth a try in case your controller doesn't work completely once you are in the game.


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