Baldur's Gate II

BG 2 - Shadows of Amn

No add-ons installed, patch level 23037


Application Details:

Version: Shadows of Amn
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

The installer starts and proceeds normally through the first CD whether initiated through the WINE uninstall GUI or the Terminal.

What does not

The installation does not finish. When inserting the second CD when it is called for, it either does not recognize the CD, and/or the installer freezes. And I either have to kill the process or end it with System Monitor.


What was not tested

Almost everything except the initial installation.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I'm question how much the constantly evolving Cinnamon desktop based on Gnome 3 and my AMD HD 5770 using it's proprietary drivers plays into this problem. As I see that this game used to be platinum rated in earlier versions of Wine. Or perhaps this stable version of Wine just has a lot of bugs, as I've had problems with other games not installing or running at all, or as well as ratings from other people.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 19.0 TaraAug 15 20183.0.1Yes Yes NoSilverDave 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Apr 03 20161.6.2No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 18 20151.6.2No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Feb 24 20141.6.1No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Oct 02 20111.3.29Yes Yes Goldhennr 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
881 Mouse cursor not blanked CLOSED FIXED View
922 Baldur's Gate II Setup.exe and others fail:Error Number: 0x80040706 CLOSED INVALID View
4032 Crash when trying to install 16bit InstallShield based programs. CLOSED ABANDONED View
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
4212 crash in baldur's gate 2 (maybe sound) CLOSED ABANDONED View
5535 Planescape:Torment doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
6288 Baldur's Gate II v26499 - Crash during character generation CLOSED INVALID View
6975 Regression: Baldur's Gate II doesn't redraw interface CLOSED FIXED View
11698 Baldurs Gate 2: libglcore division by zero when right-click on inventory items CLOSED INVALID View
12205 Sound overload(?) when opening character inventory. CLOSED ABANDONED View
13220 warcraft 3 sound stops after a while CLOSED FIXED View
15151 Component transfer error when installing Baldur's Gate 2 CLOSED INVALID View
17956 BGII: Sluggish performance with fixpack installed CLOSED ABANDONED View
22482 Baldur's Gate 2: starting up fails CLOSED DUPLICATE View
22493 Baldur's Gate 2: poor rendering with ddr=opengl CLOSED FIXED View
22511 Baldur's Gate 2: only takes up part of top left corner of screen, not full screen CLOSED FIXED View
24094 Baldur's Gate II doesn't like nVidia GT240 CLOSED INVALID View
27911 Baldurs Gate II can't save a game if installed on ext4 partition due to a capital letter in folder name CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes

Multiplayer via Directplay
Mentioned in a comment by zsolty_szasz:

Multiplayer can work, but requires some setup first.

The problem is with the current DirectPlay implementation. Read here how to set it up:

To get multiplayer working for games that use a DirectPlay version prior to 8, place the following DLLs:
dplayx.dll, dpnet.dll, dpnhpast.dll and dpwsockx.dll in this archive in WINE's windows/system32 directory, then add DLL overrides (native,builtin) with WINECFG.

In case of any problems be sure to see the instructions on
Save Game Bug Workaround

2015-01-31 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made in 2008 and may not be relevant to current Wine.

cd into the BG-install directory then cd there into temp/


"ln -s default.tot default.tot"

which creates a cirular symlink from default.tot to default.tot


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