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Gothic II

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Available on as �Gothic II Gold�. Contains �Night of the Raven�, game patched to version 2.7.

Application Details:

Version: Gold Edition on GOG
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.21

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Gameplay is functional; however it does not work out of the box. Audio problems seem to completely break the game.

With the workarounds, the game performs well in a 32-bit prefix.

What does not

Cutscenes are displayed, but the video sequences flash constantly.

Game needs `directmusic`, but it seems to not like the version of `dsound` installed by winetricks. If `directmusic` is not installed and the exception rule for `dsound` is missing, the game will simply not run.


There is an unofficial patch (Union) that should improve support for newer versions of Windows, which also fixes the issue with cutscenes. The patch's installer however requires .NET, and the installer seems to not support wine-mono. You have to install `dotnet40` (winetricks automatically removes wine-mono when you do that) to apply the patch. The patched game also requires `vcrun2010` to run.

You can grab the Union patch here: Just use the offline installers if you run Wine in a sandbox and have no Internet access within your prefix.

Don�t forget to install `directmusic` and set `dsound` to native for the game executable.

What was not tested

I have not played through the entire game; I do not know if the game would crash at a specific location.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 02 20238.21Yes Yes YesGold6b6279 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


For working music, the following DLLs need an override with the "native" version (Microsoft's binaries):

  • dmband.dll
  • dmime.dll
  • dmloader.dll
  • dmstyle.dll
  • dmsynth.dll
  • dmusic.dll
  • dmcompos.dll

The easiest way is to use winetricks:

$ wget

$ sh winetricks directmusic

winetricks sets more DLL overrides than necessary. Remove the override for 'dsound', which would otherwise cause problems:

$ winecfg