Category: Main Games Strategy Games Black & White 1.41 (Fan Patch)

Black & White

This patch incorporates all the features of both the V1.10 and V1.20 patches.

For more help on running the game please visit this thread:

The following problems have been identified and fixed:

  1. Fixed game thinking modern PCs were low spec, fixes low resolution textures and landscape issues.
  2. Fixed addons like football mod not activating ingame once installed.
  3. Fixed windowed mode; can be activated in Setup.exe
  4. You can now skip the tutorial on a fresh install of the game.

Application Details:

Version: 1.41 (Fan Patch)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.6-staging

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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

Installation goes OK

What does not

Game crashes when trying to start.

wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000008 at address 0x56e1fe (thread 00ce), starting debugger...


What was not tested

Playing the game

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArtix LinuxApr 19 20194.6-stagingYes No NoGarbageCarlos Salvador Pérez Salgado 
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Apr 18 20183.6Yes No NoGarbageLinus Unnebäck 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


To run Black & White (and Creature Isle) without being affected by bug 14939 (texture bug) and bug 15984 (crash bug), you have to run a version of Wine patched with the DXTn to ARGB texture conversion patch, blitting patch and the button click patch. To install this patched version of Wine, copy and paste the following commands into a terminal:

mkdir ~/src
cd ~/src
git clone git:// ~/src/wine
cd ~/src/wine
wget -O wine-dxt13-to-argb4444-xrgb1555-conversion.patch
wget -O wine-dderr.patch
patch -p1 < wine-dxt13-to-argb4444-xrgb1555-conversion.patch
patch -p1 < wine-dderr.patch
Check to make sure you get all necessary packages, or if you encounter trouble compiling. Then copy and paste the next set of commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr
make depend
sudo make install

With these three patches, Black & White is fully and perfectly playable through Wine.  If you encounter trouble patching, try looking at the bug threads for an updated patch (they are attended to more frequently than this Howto).

Set wine version to win98 for best results.

For 64 bit wine go to