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Saints Row 2

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Application Details:

Version: GOG Version
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0-staging

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Out of the box the game will launch how ever the only audio you'll hear is the intro Volition/THQ video. Game runs great there is no super speed bug while running or driving any vehicle making the game unplayable. Xbox Controller works out of the box for this game though I  use an 8bitdo SN30 pro+ but a spade is a spade. I did find turning dynamic lighting completely off removed the artifacting and half illuminated areas of the world. 

What does not

In-game audio does not work out of the box but is fixable.


Use winetricks to install faudio doing this makes the in-game audio work so you can bump tunes and shoot goons! :)

What was not tested

Have not gotten around to trying multiplayer yet but will try and do so.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Using a Ryzen 5 5600G with Debian 11 for all my tests.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye"Feb 04 20238.0-stagingYes Yes YesGoldJacob Turnquist 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 04 20183.17-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeJohn Pavlyuch 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
48796 Saints Row 2 needs GUID_WICPixelFormat48bppRGB NEW View
52243 Saints Row 2 no music (GOG) UNCONFIRMED View

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Audio fix
by Sir Boops on Monday February 18th 2019, 19:00
installing xact via winetricks seems to fix missing audio