Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

The beta version of Gwent, succeeded by Gwent 1.x on 23rd of October, 2018.

For installer help and issues see GOG Galaxy on AppDB

or look below at the most recent installation.

Application Details:

Version: Beta
License: Free to use
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.19-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

The "CD PROJEKT RED" splash screen.

What does not

Everything else.


What was not tested

Obviously everything.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Nov 01 20183.19-stagingYes Yes YesGoldTsymbalenko Vlad 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 17 20183.16-stagingYes Yes YesBronzechris 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 13 20183.8Yes Yes YesGoldJonathan Lapointe 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 12 20183.7-stagingYes Yes YesGoldChristophe Pagnoux-Vieuxfort 
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Oct 22 20172.19Yes Yes NoGarbageDaniel Ziltener 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
42316 Cannot play multiplayer in Gwent UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


As of May 2018

Gwent Public Beta

Confirmed working on Wine 3.8

  • Open Wine configuration (winecfg)

              Change Windows version for windows 10

Currently broken:

  • Friend Match (GOG Galaxy Overlay)

  • Gamepad (XInputDotNet)


          at their website:

  • WINEPREFIX=~/Games/gog winecfg (change windows version, choose windows 10)
  • env WINEPREFIX=~/Games/gog wine ~/Downloads/setup_galaxy_1.2.41.110.exe
  • env WINEPREFIX=~/Games/gog wine ~/Downloads/GalaxyRedist.exe
  • env WINEPREFIX=~/Games/gog winetricks (choose Select the default wineprefix then press ok, choose Install a Windows DLL or component then press ok then choose vcrun2017.

make a small script to run the program:

nano /usr/local/bin/gwent

cd /home/user/Games/gog/drive_c/users/Public/
env WINEPREFIX=~/Games/gog wine GalaxyCommunication.exe &
cd /home/user/Games/gog/drive_c/Program*Files*x86*/GOG*Galaxy
env WINEPREFIX=~/Games/gog wine GalaxyClient.exe &

Then use this script to get connected to Gog, download Gwent and click play to Play it.

That All, enjoy!

(in case you don't want to use the script)

To fix the timeout issue with gog, you must be sure that GalaxyCommunication is run before GalaxyClient.

cd /home/j2lapoin/Games/gog/drive_c/users/Public/
env WINEPREFIX=~/Games/gog wine GalaxyCommunication.exe

cd /home/j2lapoin/Games/gog/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/GOG Galaxy
env WINEPREFIX=~/Games/gog wine GalaxyClient.exe


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by wathmal on Sunday August 5th 2018, 22:38
Use to get GalaxyRedist.exe.

Also, one of the workaround for rendering issue in special cards is to disable card animations via settings -> graphics -> premium cards.
RE: GalaxyRedist.exe
by KegClad on Friday August 10th 2018, 16:33
Thanks, although I found good link for me NP. Just wanted to point out outdated tip. :)
After last changes GOG should install redist automaticly, but can't confirm it now.
Expired link
by KegClad on Tuesday July 31st 2018, 8:29
In the HowTo / Notes section there is a tip to: Download GalaxyRedist.exe at
Unfortunately "This bin expired 2 weeks ago."
Unity Engine dropped D3D9 support
by Sergei on Thursday April 19th 2018, 7:40
Unfortunately Unity 3D dropped DirectX 9 support ( So in last update of Gwent ( the game won't start with d3d11 disabled.
As for now there is no workaround for rendering issues of premium cards =(
Disabling d3d11
by Sergey on Monday October 16th 2017, 2:45
Despite being a solution to showing model of Shoop (that creature, yes) in the shop, and fixing animation of opening barrels, it's also causes half of the screen to be pink while animation with showing you vs. your opponents leader. For me, it's better without creature. I tried changing GLSL setting (it helps with Battlerite pink textures), but no success.
RE: Disabling d3d11
by Sergei on Monday April 2nd 2018, 7:01
Just set d3d11 library to native in winecfg. It forces Gwent to use d3dx9 and fixes all rendering issues for me.
Overlay working
by chris on Wednesday August 2nd 2017, 4:44
Does the overlay work for anyone? The game itself works fine, but for me it's not possible to use the features that require gog galaxy to be run in the background, e.g. friend match. I started the game through the galaxy client though.
RE: Overlay working
by Davide Cristini on Monday August 7th 2017, 2:45
At the time of the test, the overlay didn't work for me. The game seems to not recognize the running instance of GOG launcher.
RE: Overlay working
by Sergey on Monday October 16th 2017, 2:46
You can actually play with your friends via Gwent's friend menu, it's in the lower left corner - all of your GOG-Gwent friends are here, and you can challenge them from there.