Quake 4

The retail version of Quake 4 released on CD patched to 1.4.2.

Please dont post test data without patching to 1.4.2 first

Application Details:

Version: 1.4.2
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

Credits and Intro videos. Sound. Main menu.

What does not

Mouse cursor suffer of many lags (the mouse cursor can freeze up to 3 seconds, "lag spikes"). This make the main menu and the game unplayable. Note that the game worked fine when I started it just after the installation (I played 3 minutes).

Note: the issue above does not happen with Wine v3.0.3 (tested on Ubuntu 18.10).


What was not tested

Game after 3 minutes of gameplay.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

GPU : Intel HD Graphics 4400. CPU Intel I5-3210M.
Installed from DVD, I think that the version is v1.0.x because my Quake4.exe is dated of september 2005 (I don't know where to find it, but I know that patch v1.4.2 accepted to install manually).

The installation settings I did :

export WINEARCH=win32
export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-quake4
Cancel the installation of Punkbuster. Do not install Direct X 9 when asked by the game.

The tricks I tried (without success) :
winetricks d3dx9
winecfg: change Windows 7 to XP.
winecfg: menu Staging > [ ] Enable CSMT for better graphic performance
patch game (DVD) to v1.42.
winetricks d3dcompiler_43
winetricks glsl=disable

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 04 20194.0.1Yes Yes NoSilverDadu042 
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 01 20194.7-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeDadu042 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 04 20131.6-rc3Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Sep 19 20111.3.28Yes Yes PlatinumUrsan Marius Bogdan 
ShowArch LinuxJun 04 20111.3.21Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4216 Quake 4 (demo) fails to run (bad glx call) [ OPENGL32 ] CLOSED FIXED View
4519 Quake 4/Fear Demo fail to install CLOSED FIXED View
18707 Blurry textures in Quake4 CLOSED INVALID View

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