S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

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1.5.10 (Steam Version).

General changes:

  • fixed renderer critical errors
  • fixed Alt+TAB task switch error, when the OS didn’t have other windowed applications running
Single player:
  • fixed an error with stalkers using non-combat smart-covers during fight
Network game:
  • fixed an error with different CD-key case
  • console command make_config_dump no longer leads to game crashes
  • console command make_config_dump no longer leads to FPS reduction
  • improved anti-cheating system
  • added important packages encryption feature
  • extended the number of parameters transferred by make_config_dump console command
  • changed the system of banned player check

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.19-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (Steam Store / 20510)

Test Results

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What works

Tested in a 64-bit Wineprefix with Steam installed.

  • Installation from Steam Store
  • Restore Steam Backup
  • Menus / Graphical mouse cursor
  • Audio (including EAX support)
  • DirectX 9.0c graphics options (including full dynamic lighting)
  • Single-Player (extended gameplay)
  • Multi-Player

What does not

  • DirectX 10.x support (was disabled)


What was not tested

  • Installation of any mods

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

DLL overrides =========== winetricks d3dx9 directplay dxgi.dll was disabled System Software ============== emerge -pv app-emulation/wine x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers kde-plasma/plasma-desktop [ebuild R ~] kde-plasma/plasma-desktop-5.8.4:5::gentoo USE="debug fontconfig gtk2 handbook legacy-systray pulseaudio semantic-desktop -gtk3 -ibus (-packagekit) -qt4 -scim {-test}" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics" 6,285 KiB [ebuild R #] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-375.10-r2:0/375::bobwya USE="X acpi driver kms multilib tools uvm -compat -gtk3 -pax_kernel -static-libs -wayland" 0 KiB [ebuild R *] app-emulation/wine-9999::bobwya USE="X alsa capi cups fontconfig gecko gphoto2 gsm gstreamer jpeg lcms mono mp3 ncurses nls openal opencl opengl osmesa pipelight png pulseaudio realtime run-exes s3tc samba scanner ssl staging threads truetype udev udisks xcomposite xinerama xml -custom-cflags -dos -ldap -netapi -odbc -oss -pcap -perl -prelink (-selinux) {-test} -themes -v4l -vaapi" ABI_X86="32 64 (-x32)" LINGUAS="en en_US -ar -bg -ca -cs -da -de -el -eo -es -fa -fi -fr -he -hi -hr -hu -it -ja -ko -lt -ml -nb_NO -nl -or -pa -pl -pt_BR -pt_PT -rm -ro -ru -sk -sl -sr_RS@cyrillic -sr_RS@latin -sv -te -th -tr -uk -wa -zh_CN -zh_TW" 142,373 KiB uname -r 4.8.11-gentoo System Hardware ============== H/W path Device Class Description ========================================================= system G751JT (ASUS-NotebookSKU) /0 bus G751JT /0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS /0/8 processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz /0/8/9 memory 1MiB L2 cache /0/8/a memory 256KiB L1 cache /0/8/b memory 6MiB L3 cache /0/c memory 32GiB System Memory /0/c/0 memory 8GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns) /0/c/1 memory 8GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns) /0/c/2 memory 8GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns) /0/c/3 memory 8GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns) /0/100/1/0 display GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M] /0/100/1/0.1 multimedia GM204 High Definition Audio Controller /0/100/14 bus 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI /0/100/14/0 usb1 bus xHCI Host Controller /0/100/14/0/3 bus USB 2.0 Hub /0/100/14/0/3/2 bus USB2.0 Hub /0/100/14/0/3/2/1 input USB Receiver /0/100/14/0/3/2/3 input Corsair K65 Gaming Keyboard /0/100/14/0/4 multimedia Corsair Gaming H2100 Headset /0/100/14/0/5 communication Bluetooth wireless interface /0/100/14/0/7 multimedia USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam /0/100/14/0/a input ASUS ROG Macrokey /0/100/14/1 usb2 bus xHCI Host Controller /0/100/16 communication 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 /0/100/1b multimedia 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller /0/100/1c.2/0 wls1 network Wireless 7260 /0/100/1c.3/0 p3p1 network RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller /0/100/1f.3 bus 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Nov 03 20172.19-stagingN/A Yes NoPlatinumcdoublejj 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 04 20161.9.23-stagingYes Yes GoldRob 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Test Submissions ... how avoid a rejection notice!!

These notes were last updated: 3 December 2016

Follow these guidelines to avoid embarrassment - caused by having your Test Submission immediately rejected!!

  • Put your PC specs in the Extra Comments section e.g. like your CPU and system memory.1
  • When adding test results please specify video card and driver version you are using.2
  • It's also useful to mention what desktop environment you are using (e.g. KDE, Gnome, Xfce, Unity...)
  • Specify what version of the Windows emulation you use in your Wineprefix (e.g. Windows XP, Windows 7).
  • Add a comment about what is not working for you.
  • Specify if you made any other changes to S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky e.g. installing a game "Mod", an .exe patch or details of any other modifications you made to the stock configuration files for the game.
  • Please indicate if your using Wine Staging and/or any additional patches applied - to the version of Wine you are using.
  • Please, don't submit test results like "Everything is working" or "Everything isn't working".

These guidelines ensure your submitted test results are actually relevant to other users of Wine and WineHQ.

1 The console version of the lshw utility is your friend. This command will dump your System hardware specification in a clean format. Post command and output in the Extra Comments section:

lshw -short

2 glxinfo can be used to display your OpenGL and graphics driver versions. Post the command and output in the Extra Comments section:

glxinfo | grep version

Installing (Steam Store)

Setup either a 32-bit Wineprefix or a 64-bit Wineprefix.
Although a 32-bit Wineprefix is generally recommended for maximum compatibility, a 64-bit Wineprefix might be beneficial in certain, restricted circumstances.
E.g. to support the transfer of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky saved games between a native 64-bit Windows install of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and your Wine Wineprefix (see Saved Games note below).

32-bit Wineprefix:

export WINEPREFIX="❚❚❚❚❚❚"
export WINEARCH=win32
wineboot -u

64-bit Wineprefix:

export WINEPREFIX="❚❚❚❚❚❚"
export WINEARCH=win64
wineboot -u

It is necessary to override 3 specific DirectX extension dll libraries:

  • d3dx9_31
  • d3dx9_36
  • d3dx9_37
The easiest way to do this is using the winetricks script:

winetricks d3dx9

The default Unix install location (dependent on you Steam libraries)...

32-bit Wineprefix:

"${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/STALKER Clear Sky"

64-bit Wineprefix:

"${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/STALKER Clear Sky"

Multiplayer Support

To enable multiplayer support for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - use the following override:

winetricks directplay

Tested with Wine (Staging) 1.9.23.
Browsing S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Server is supported, with a number of servers still online, and online play appears to work without any noticeable issues.

Known Issues

DirectX 10.x Support

As of Wine version 1.7.53(+) there are tests enabled to see if your graphics hardware supports DirectX 10.x... Unfortunately a significant amount of the DirectX 10.x support has still to be implemented in Wine. The symptom for this issue is that Wine will crash immediately after you launch S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.

The workaround is to disable support for the DirectX Graphics Infrastructure (DXGI) in Wine:

wine reg.exe ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\DllOverrides" "/v" "dxgi" "/t" "REG_SZ" "/d" ""


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

DX10.1 works with DXVK 0.72+
by BumbaGET on Wednesday September 19th 2018, 17:46
The game runs maxed out with DX 10.1 using latest DXVK.
Getting 150FPS with a GTX 1070 and i5 4670K@4.4GHz.
RE: DX10.1 works with DXVK 0.72+
by Rob on Wednesday September 19th 2018, 18:11
Hmmm, thanks for the info!
I've just been enjoying DXVK 0.72 plus wine-staging 3.16 to play Crysis 1's DX10 render path...
Finally after years of waiting... :-)
RE: DX10.1 works with DXVK 0.72+
by BumbaGET on Friday September 21st 2018, 3:41
Great news for that legendary title! I'll give it a go then.

I wonder if Far Cry 2 d3d10 render path works as well with the newest DXVK.
I tested Anno1404; DXGI->Vulkan worked but it failed on d3d10 and i had to roll back to d3d9.
A little more wait and it'll be perfect!