Elite Dangerous

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The latest version of Elite: Dangerous on Steam, Epic, or the standalone launcher.

Application Details:

Version: Latest
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

I run this using Heroic Launcher.

Everything seems to work great. Have put in a number of hours now and no issues.

Third party apps like EDMC work fine as well.

What does not

The game needs certain windows apps to run.

The launcher window is a bit glitchy.


- Create a new wine prefix.

- Update to the latest version of winetricks (very important and I learned that the hard way)

- Install these apps using winetricks:  arial corefonts cjkfonts vcrun2019 d3dcompiler_43 d3dcompiler_47 d3dx9 ie8 dotnet452 vcrun2010 vcrun2012 vcrun2015 msls31 quartz

- Set the windows version of the prefix to Win7

Note that dotnet452 can be a bit of a pain to install, but be patient. I had to retry a few times.

What was not tested

Elite dangerous Arena.

CQC gameplay

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I use a lutris wine build.

Wine - lutris -6.0-x86_64

I recommend you use Heroic Launcher. Works very nicely.

Install Lutris to and get their custom wine version.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 05 20216.0Yes Yes YesGarbageAlexander Schweickerdt 
Showopensuse leap 15.1Aug 22 20194.11-stagingYes Yes YesGarbagekolAflash 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 29 20194.9Yes No NoGarbageAaron Franke 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 27 20184.0-rc3-stagingYes Yes YesGarbageWiborg 
ShowopenSUSE Leap 15.0Dec 24 20184.0-rc3-stagingYes Yes YesGarbagekolAflash 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
49667 user32-rawinput-mouse: can't use other programs normally while running Elite Dangerous UNCONFIRMED View

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Garbage rating???
by Josh R Raymond on Tuesday November 19th 2019, 18:44
Why's it have a garbage rating, if people are reporting the game works fine...?
RE: Garbage rating???
by Aaron Franke on Wednesday November 20th 2019, 19:11
The rating reflects how it runs in vanilla Wine. Test results are welcome to show that they got it working with third-party tools, but the rating must reflect how it runs in vanilla Wine without third-party tools. Since Elite: Dangerous doesn't work without DXVK, it gets a garbage rating.

If you want to see the rating including such third-party tools, see ProtonDB instead.
3.3.02 update and more links
by kolAflash on Sunday January 20th 2019, 4:48
Still Silver on openSUSE-15.0 with Elite Dangerous version 3.3.02.

Wine has been updated on my system to version: wine-staging-nine-4.0~rc6
And I also recently updated my DXVK to version 0.95, using: WINEARCH=win64 WINE=/usr/bin/wine64 winetricks --force dxvk

Actually I already played a lot Elite Dangerous trough Wine in the last weeks. Sometimes little things don't work. But nothing which keeps me from playing and having fun.

Some more help might be found here:
hints and workarounds
by kolAflash on Thursday September 6th 2018, 16:15
Found some hints here:

My current status of workarounds to get the game to load up to 19%.
winetricks dotnet40
winetricks win7
winetricks dsound
winetricks dxvk-0.71/setup_dxvk.verb # from:

Launcher works and installs the game (current version as of 2019-09-06 - probably version 3.2.1). But the game crashes on the loading screen at 19% (graphics totally hand - PC still accessible via SSH).

dmesg messages (GPU: Radeon RX 550)
[16753.860126] amdgpu 0000:01:00.0: GPU fault detected: 147 0x05504802
[16753.860129] amdgpu 0000:01:00.0: VM_CONTEXT1_PROTECTION_FAULT_ADDR 0x0003EAAA
[16753.860130] amdgpu 0000:01:00.0: VM_CONTEXT1_PROTECTION_FAULT_STATUS 0x0C048002
[16753.860132] amdgpu 0000:01:00.0: VM fault (0x02, vmid 6) at page 256682, read from 'TC0' (0x54433000) (72)
Notes on DX11 support
by EoD on Wednesday November 2nd 2016, 15:31
I managed to start (not play!) EliteDangerous64.exe ( EliteDangerous/Products/elite-dangerous-64/total/EliteDangerous64.exe )

I required to work around the missing DX11 support, following the advice from:

Apart form that, I did not manage to get EDLaunch.exe to start.
RE: Notes on DX11 support
by troy on Saturday January 28th 2017, 1:10
"winetricks vsm=3 psm=3 gsm=3 d3dcompiler_43 d3dx11_42 d3dx11_43" && "MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=4.1COMPAT wine ./EliteDangerous64.exe"
managed to launch black screened window