Grandia II

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Version: 1.x
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0

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What works

Patched Grandia2.exe works. Movies work. 

What does not

There is a bug with wine-2.1+ that does not install the directx, active movie or codecs properly. I don't know which it is.


You need to install wine-2.0. Then install directx and klite codecs full 1380 or use winetricks and install icodecs.  Here is how i installed directx. Make sure you don't have a ~/.wine directory before starting.

You can try and save this as a script but i don't know if wget is going to show the full link location. If not just copy the DirectX installation and Active Movie installation from the link below into a script. Then run the script from a terminal.


export WINEARCH=win32
/usr/bin/wget \
/usr/bin/wget \
/usr/bin/wget \

/usr/bin/wget \
    --output-document /tmp/directx.reg
/usr/bin/regedit /tmp/directx.reg

/usr/bin/wget \

/bin/mkdir $HOME/.wine/drive_c/DIRECTX
/usr/bin/cabextract -d $HOME/.wine/drive_c/DIRECTX /tmp/directx_redist.exe

/usr/bin/wine "C:\DIRECTX\DXSETUP.exe"

/usr/bin/wine "C:\windows\system32\dxdiag.exe"

/usr/bin/wget \

/usr/bin/wget \
/usr/bin/wine /tmp/amov4ie.exe

/usr/bin/wget \
/usr/bin/wget \
/usr/bin/regedit /tmp/active_movie.reg

/usr/bin/regsvr32 "c:\windows\system32\amstream.dll"


Once you have that installed. Then you can install klite codecs or icodecs. 

Just download and install. The link is below. I did a default install of klite. If it asks you to fix something click No.If you see any errors just click ignore. 

If you want to use icodecs instead before you install you will need to do the following command as root

sysctl -w vm.mmap_min_addr=0 

otherwise icodecs will not install. After you installed the codecs then uninstall wine-2.0 and install wine-3.0.

Then change to the program directory

cd  ~/where ever grandia2 is located/

Type: wine Gmconfig.exe and close the window when done.

Then type: wine Grandia2.exe and have fun playing the game.

What was not tested

I did not test all the game through.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Patched Grandia2.exe with all files copied to the Grandia 2 program location works. I did not test installing the game. I have the game install from a previous wine installation. I also tested nouveau driver but the game does not work properly. I believe you will need to update mesa 3d for both the 32 and the 64 bit package to get this game running with the opensource nouveau driver. Tested with on a Geforce 430 GT.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentSlackware64 14.2 multilibJan 31 20183.0N/A Yes YesGoldLunknown 
ShowSlackware 14.1 64-bit multilibDec 01 20151.8-rc2Yes No GarbageLunknown 
ShowChakra LinuxApr 13 20131.5.28Yes Yes BronzeKyle Devir 
ShowChakra LinuxDec 05 20121.5.18Yes Yes BronzeKyle Devir 
ShowChakra LinuxNov 12 20121.5.17Yes Yes BronzeKyle Devir 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
36696 Grandia 2 - "err:ddraw:d3d_device3_GetRenderState Unexpected texture stage state setup, returning D3DTBLEND_MODULATE - likely erroneous." UNCONFIRMED View
38115 Grandia 2: game crashes after videos are skipped UNCONFIRMED View
49475 Grandia 2 crashe if you hit back on save/load screen. UNCONFIRMED View
50265 Grandia2 quartz:DSoundRender_UpdatePositions Underrun UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Solving cinematics problems

To skip those pesky cinematics problems, pressing F9 will gracefully skip them and continue on.

When you initially run the Grandia2.exe file, the game screen will be black.

This is because of the UBI cinematic. Press F9. Problem solved.

The Grandia 2 Configuration utility

Grandia 2 has a configuration utility called GmConfig.exe, found in the game folder. Here, you can change or/and memorise the game controls and modify the graphics settings.

The graphics options are quite simple.

The initial settings are 640x480 16-bit.

You would very likely want to change that to 1024x768 32-bit, for best quality.


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