Category: Main Games Adventures Hob GOG


Latest GOG release (1.17.3)

Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.2

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

The first ten minutes or so of gameplay.

What does not

  • Wine's DirectX 11 implementation doesn't understand the shaders this game uses, leading to a crash at startup with errors like:
    Assertion failed!
    Program: C:\GOG Games\HOB\Hob.exe
    File: ..\..\OgreMain\src\OgreRenderQueue.cpp
    Line: 115
    Expression: "pGroup && pTech"
  • With the shader-compiler workaround below, the game launches but the lighting is somewhat broken, making everything look very dark.


Install  the "d3dcompiler_43" native component with winetricks. Depending on your version of winetricks, it may or may not be visible in the GUI, but running "winetricks d3dcompiler_43" on the command line should set it up.

What was not tested

Anything beyond the first ten minutes of gameplay

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

The "dark colours" problem can be resolved with the third-party dxvk extension:

  1. Install dxvk (with "winetricks dxvk")
  2. Run the "winecfg" tool
  3. Switch to the "Libraries" tab
  4. Look in the "existing overrides" list for the entry named "* dxgi (native)"
  5. Select it, then click the "Remove" button to remove it from the list
  6. Click "OK" to save the changes and exit winecfg

For whatever reason, dxvk's version of the dxgi library uses the "bad" version of d3dcompiler_43.

With dxvk installed, the game works just as well as it does on Windows.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Mar 31 20194.2Yes Yes YesBronzeScrewtape 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 29 20172.21-stagingYes Yes YesSilverlod 

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