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: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

What does not

can't start the launcher, which then authenticates and allows main program to run


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

launcher appears to use .NET to authenticate

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Jan 30 20249.1Yes Yes YesGoldkolAflash 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Jan 05 20249.0-rc3Yes Yes NoGarbagekolAflash 
ShowUbuntu 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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
49667 user32-rawinput-mouse: Application receives mouse events although not focused; hinders multi-tasking. NEW 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.
RE: Garbage rating???
by kolAflash on Friday January 5th 2024, 23:01
Is there any Wine AppDB documentation defining which third-party tools make a game garbage?
What about a program requiring to install corefonts or dotnet via Winetricks? Would that make it garbage too?

I find this categorization really unhelpful. Elite Dangerous runs great for years. And I don't see big efforts to fix the D3D problems inside WineD3D. So it'll probably stay with DXVK for many more years.
RE: Garbage rating???
by Aaron Franke on Saturday January 6th 2024, 0:01
I agree with you but this is WineHQ's policy. They refuse to consider DXVK a part of the Wine project because it is written in C++, while Wine exclusively uses C.
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