Category: Main Games Adventures The Witness 0.964M

The Witness

Bought at the Humble Store

This version has more graphic settings than version 0.944M

Application Details:

Version: 0.964M
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • gameplay
  • save / load
  • sound
  • fullscreen / windowed

What does not

  • graphic artifacts (mostly related to wrong alpha calculation)
  • anti aliasing
  • switching from fullscreen to windowed in game causes crash, but graphic settings can be set on application startup dialog


What was not tested

  • more enhanced graphics (low settings only)

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

works now on Intel HD4600 (Haswell)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 13 20173.0-rc1Yes Yes NoSilverStefan Heid 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 24 20172.6Yes Yes BronzeStefan Heid 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 22 20172.1Yes Yes BronzeStefan Heid 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

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HowTo / Notes

If game starts with a black screen

Turn of Anti-Aliasing (MSAA)

Hardware and Driver support for DirectX11 needed

Your GPU must support DirectX11 and also you driver

tested on:

  • Nvidea GTX 1060
  • Intel HD 4600 (only on  >= Wine 3.x)


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Use Display Resolution to get better graphics
by Gaëtan Harter on Friday March 17th 2017, 14:08
Tested with wine-staging-nine 2.3-1 (don't really now the difference) but it must be similar to the original test.

I also went out of the cave by knowing the path.

It works with low graphics settings but I could put options to High. Only needed to disable multisampling.
However, graphics are way better with resolution == display resolution (1080p in my case). With 720p or dynamic resolution, they are a lot darker and almost not playable.

However, even with this setting, when facing directly at a puzzle panel, if you stand between 2 and 8 meters away it appears black.
When being closer or farther "lights" it correctly, or looking at it from the side in your FOV.
RE: Use Display Resolution to get better graphics
by Stefan Heid on Friday March 17th 2017, 14:14
could you please provide a screenshot as well as details about your hardware and installed drivers
RE: Use Display Resolution to get better graphics
by Gaëtan Harter on Friday March 17th 2017, 15:14
Screenshots from best to worst:

I'm running on a laptop with arch Linux and a Bumblebee nvidia card.
So the game is run with "optirun":

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 730M] (rev a1)

My drivers are:

pacman -Qs nvidia
local/bumblebee 3.2.1-15
NVIDIA Optimus support for Linux through VirtualGL
local/lib32-nvidia-utils 378.13-2
NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit)
local/libvdpau 1.1.1-2
Nvidia VDPAU library
local/libxnvctrl 378.13-1
local/nvidia 378.13-3
NVIDIA drivers for linux
local/nvidia-lts 378.13-3
NVIDIA drivers for linux-lts
local/nvidia-settings 378.13-1
Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
local/nvidia-utils 378.13-5
NVIDIA drivers utilities
RE: Use Display Resolution to get better graphics
by Gaëtan Harter on Friday March 17th 2017, 15:43
Also, I have the same wine errors as listed on the other version:

fixme:dxgi:dxgi_swapchain_Present Unimplemented sync interval 1
fixme:d3d11:d3d11_immediate_context_OMSetBlendState Per-rendertarget blend not implemented.
fixme:d3d11:d3d11_immediate_context_OMSetBlendState Color mask > 3 not implemented.

Tell me if you want more details.

I hope the rendering gets better, I will wait a bit more before playing I think.
RE: Use Display Resolution to get better graphics
by Stefan Heid on Friday March 17th 2017, 15:50
The Screenshots look very similar to the output on my machine. I guess if you don't use optirun it wont start ("no suitable graphics adapter found"). Looks like we are bound to nvidia for now.
RE: Use Display Resolution to get better graphics
by Chris Anderson on Tuesday March 21st 2017, 10:59
I think I'm getting similar results. High settings without multisampling gives psychedelic results. Low settings gives decent results, but they're what I would call too dark to be fully playable. I'd rather play on my older machine with a terrible framerate and horrible graphics.