Wolfenstein 2: The new Colossus

Steam online version

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: https://wolfenstein.bethesda.n...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.14

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Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Aug 18 20183.14Yes No NoGarbageKari Saaranen 
ShowManjaro LinuxJul 30 20183.13-stagingYes Yes NoSilverVladimir 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 30 20183.7Yes Yes YesGoldDaniel Barbara 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 05 20183.4Yes No YesGarbageDaniel Barbara 
ShowFedora 27 x86_64Mar 23 20183.4Yes Yes YesGoldBenjamin Xiao 

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HowTo / Notes

Issues with radv

As of February 2018, radv has issues with the game and needs patches. See for more info.

Wine with Vulkan support is required

Wine gained Vulkan support with 3.4 release. Older wine-staging had Vulkan support, but it was not sufficient (missing extensions).

As of Wine 3.4, enabling Vulkan support requires some manual setup that is described in steps 2 to 4 on the original wine-vulkan README page.

Audio stutter

If you are experiencing audio choppiness/stutter, try installing 64bit version of XAudio2_7 via winetricks:

WINEARCH=win64 winetricks xact


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Unablet to run on Fedora 27
by Nicholas Urfe on Friday April 6th 2018, 8:01
I actually tried different combination of wine and Vulkan SDKs, but still no luck.

Similar to the current latest report, I also get the VK_ERROR_EXTENSION_NOT_PRESENT error and the game does not start.

Is there something which is missing/that we are overlooking (especially since there is a golden rating by some user).
RE: Unablet to run on Fedora 27
by Phobeus on Thursday April 12th 2018, 15:05
I am confirming definetly a gold rating for my Fedora 27 system as well. The game is working like a charm. As you said it is required to install the VulkanSDK. Be sure, that you installed it (easiest is with recent winetricks). Ensure that you are creating the winevulkan.json file in the windows folder (!) as described. In my first attempt I had it in the drive_c folder. Be sure also to add the registry entries pointing to that file. You need to create the Drivers entries and needs to be a DWORD with the path in the name. This is working here flawless and very nice.

If I remember correctly, Wolfenstein 2 was 64 bit only. Maybe you installed wrong architecture or something similiar related so something is not working as expected?
RE: Unablet to run on Fedora 27
by Nicholas Urfe on Wednesday April 18th 2018, 12:12

so I got it working - I'll clarify:
1. The wine version in Fedora 27 works (right now it is 3.5); the one with PlayOnLinux doesn't (tested with 3.4 and 3.5).
2. In addition, there was a strange behaviour - when I first started the game, I only had a blank screen. The game was configured as windowed (game settings) but it was started by wine as fullscreen.
Once I switched to window mode (Alt + Enter I think), it was fine. Once I also updated the in-game setting to fullscreen, the issue went away.

I hope this helps.

regarding audio bug
by GloriousEggroll on Thursday April 5th 2018, 16:37
the audio bug seems to be related to this one:
adding the xaudio2_7 override fixes it
there is still some minor audio feedback (similar to coil whine) until the game sounds start (youll notice it in menus and first loading screen), it goes away once the game starts and the first audio plays.
Working like a charm
by Phobeus on Tuesday March 27th 2018, 3:24
I am confirming that following the instructions given, the game is working even better than under windows. I run into some audio issues on the windows system having some broken sound effects within the cut scenes requiring to enforce mono sound to fix. Using wine all this seems to be working absolutely fine, with nice FPS and fast loading times making it very enjoyable to play. So far I didn't encounter any of the reported random crashs so far playing for a few hours already. The only annoying is that when playing with the controller the screensaver is activated from time to time requiring to move mouse to prevent and can ruin some battles due to. For some reason Vulkan fullscreen seems not to block it. I am asking myself if this might be related to the random crashs that was reported?