Installation and configuration utility.
What does not
The game itself.
What was not tested
Only black screen, console output shows several warnings and errors, but none of them seems to be the case. CPU seems to be working (30% of my dual core Athlon 64).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Slackware64 14.2 multilib||Jan 31 2018||3.0||N/A||Yes||Yes||Gold||Lunknown|
|Show||Slackware 14.1 64-bit multilib||Dec 01 2015||1.8-rc2||Yes||No||Garbage||Lunknown|
|Show||Chakra Linux||Apr 13 2013||1.5.28||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Kyle Devir|
|Show||Chakra Linux||Dec 05 2012||1.5.18||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Kyle Devir|
|Show||Chakra Linux||Nov 12 2012||1.5.17||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Kyle Devir|
|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|
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.
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.