Grandia II

Application Details:

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

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What works


General gameplay.


What does not

Movies. The game will hang on trying to play cinematics, but will curiously just skip in-battle animation files (for me, at least. No idea about others experiences.


What was not tested

Everything was tested.

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Additional Comments

I created a 32-bit Wine Prefix, as it is a 32-bit application. I set the Windows version to "Windows 98" because that is the Windows platform it was originally aimed at. I also enabled desktop emulation to 800x600, as it is fullscreen ONLY. No windowed mode. The game runs smoothly most times, except for slight periods where it runs jerkily, which is not often. For hanging cinematics, a quick jab of F9 will solve the problem. You will have to watch the cinematics outside of the game. They are .avi files, so you can play them with any media player. The game seems to consume a maximum of 100MB memory and 50% of the CPU, so it's a game that does not take much of a computer to run. This game shows the same performance regardless of whether I run it in the resource-intensive and game-unfriendly KDE environment or the super fast Openbox environment. Laptop specs: Distro: Chakra Linux 2012.10 Claire x86-64 Kernel: 3.5.6-1-CHAKRA Desktop: KDE SC 4.9.3 and Openbox 3.5 CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor Memory: 2GB DDR3 Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD5470 with fglrx radeon driver Wine version: 1.5.17 x86-64 with WOW64

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware64 14.2 multilibJan 31 20183.0N/A Yes YesGoldLunknown 
ShowSlackware 14.1 64-bit multilibDec 01 20151.8-rc2Yes No NoGarbageLunknown 
ShowChakra LinuxApr 13 20131.5.28Yes Yes NoBronzeKyle Devir 
ShowChakra LinuxDec 05 20121.5.18Yes Yes NoBronzeKyle Devir 
CurrentChakra LinuxNov 12 20121.5.17Yes Yes NoBronzeKyle 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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