A Vampyre Story

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Steam Version

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://www.avampyrestory-game....
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.16

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Graphics,Music,Gameplay,Loading and Saving,Exiting game.

What does not

Videos wont play properly without setting binkw32.dll to native.

Sluggish gameplay and video playback without turning csmt off.


Short: create prefix,copy gamedir to prefix,set windowsxp,set binkw32 to native,turn off csmt,run main.exe


Create prefix: WINEPREFIX=/your_vampirestory_prefix WINARCH=win32 wineboot

Copy gamedir ,A Vampire Story, from steamapps to the new prefix,

ie. cp "/SteamLibrary/SteamApps/common/A Vampyre Story"/ "/your_wineprefix/c_drive/Program Files"/

(this implies a freshly downloaded game from steam without any tampering)

Start up winecfg (WINEPREFIX=/your_vampirestory_prefix/ winecfg)

Set Windows version to WindowsXP or else it won't launch properly,leaving a frozen window.

Go to the libraries tab and type in binkw32.dll and add it, and set it to windows native type.
Without this override movies won't be displayed, only music will be heard.

Game renders at 1024x768 so you might want to run it in a window, go to the graphics tab and tick "emulate a virtual desktop"
and set desktop size to 1024x768.

exit winecfg.

Now to disable csmt or else game will run very slow, 

WINEPREFIX=/your_vampirestory_prefix wine regedit

go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/

right click and create Key, name it "Direct3D" without the quotes.

next create a DWord value inside "Direct3D" and name it "csmt" without the quotes, datavalue should be 0 or else change it.

you should now have HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/Direct3D with a csmt value inside it.


exit regedit.

play the game:

cd "/your_vampirestory_prefix/drive_c/Program Files/A Vampyre Story/game"/

WINEPREFIX=/your_vampirestory_prefix wine main.exe

What was not tested

Full playthrough of the game.

Playing the game via Steam launcher.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 19.0 TaraSep 29 20183.16Yes Yes YesGoldJonny Högsten 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

The game (demo)  can be forced to run with OpenGL by editing the file etc/Config.prc and replace pandadx9 with pandagl (didn't try pandadx8)


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This Works on Ubuntu 18 Wine 3
by grey rocket on Friday June 4th 2021, 1:49
Thank you for the guide.