Fable: The Lost Chapters

Fable is a role-playingvideo game for Xbox, Mac OS X, and Windows platforms. It was developed by Big Blue Box, a satellite developer of Lionhead Studios, and was published by Microsoft.

Fable takes place in the fictional world of Albion. Players assume the role of an orphaned boy who realizes his dream of becoming a hero. The choices players make in the game affect the perception and reaction to their Hero by the characters of Albion, and change the Hero's appearance to mirror what good or evil deeds the Hero has performed. In addition to undertaking quests to learn what happened to the Hero's family, players can engage in optional quests and pursuits such as trading, romance, and theft.

Fable was expanded and rereleased as Fable: The Lost Chapters for Xbox and Windows PC platforms in September 2005. The game was later ported to Mac OS X by Feral Interactive.

The Lost Chapters features all the content found in the original Fable, as well as additional new content such as new monsters, weapons, alignment based spells, items, armor, towns, buildings, and expressions, as well as the ability to give children objects. The story receives further augmentation in the form of nine new areas and sixteen additional quests. Characters such as Briar Rose and Scythe, who played only minor roles in the original game, are now given more importance and are included in certain main and side quests.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 10
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0.1

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Using installation: Fable - The Lost Chapters (USA) DVD.iso.

It seems everything works after installing the game and K-Lite Codec Pack.

Tested on exclusively FOSS system (gentoo, without blobs), Intel graphics, KDE Plasma, wayland.

What does not

1) launching game without codecs installed

2) launching game in fullscreen on wayland


ad 1) After installing game, you also need to install K-Lite Codec Pack FULL. I've installed latest version at the time of testing - 17.3.
Otherwise the game won't play movies and refuses to otherwise work. For detailed game error message see previous WineHQ report from 2020.
ad 2) Wayland fixes: I set a specific window rule to always launch game in fullscreen.

What was not tested

Whole playthrough. Tested just beginning the game, talking to NPCs.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo LinuxDec 22 20227.0.1Yes Yes YesGoldMartin Kostoln´┐Ż 
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Aug 05 20205.10Yes Yes NoSilverFable_tlc tester 
ShowFedora 27 x86_64Feb 25 20183.2No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzeDesperalaw 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Mar 14 20141.7.12Yes Yes NoGoldPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Jan 05 20141.7.9Yes Yes NoGoldPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
8509 Fable: installshield keeps asking for CD1 after copying some files from it CLOSED INVALID View
10120 Oblivion lines in water CLOSED FIXED View
12143 Black halos surround NPCs in Fable CLOSED FIXED View
14026 Installshield Wizard does not exit after it finishes CLOSED FIXED View
17774 Fable crashes on starting a new or existing game CLOSED FIXED View
17850 Fable won't start CLOSED DUPLICATE View
17884 Tree glitch in fable CLOSED FIXED View
17885 Focus frame too big in fable CLOSED FIXED View
18001 Mass Effect Xlib: unexpected async reply CLOSED FIXED View
18946 Fable: The Lost Chapters - In-game graphics laggy/slow/halting CLOSED ABANDONED View
24912 Age Of Empires 3 Demo Installer hangs in background after successfull install CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24940 Can't install Fable: The Lost Chapters CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24941 Fable: The Lost Chapters can't play video CLOSED FIXED View
24942 Fable: The Lost Chapters rendered scenes mostly black without native d3dx9_36 CLOSED FIXED View
30557 winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0 CLOSED FIXED View

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