Original & Gold editions
Singleplayer (Got up to "The Sword" mission)
What does not
EAX doesn't work perfectly out of the box.
I tried three ways to enable EAX the first was using the DSOAL wrapper, this worked perfectly but the game would crash after about a minute of gameplay.
The second attempt was to override the dsound.dll library in winecfg. This allowed EAX to work when the sound mode was set to OpenAL. The effect was an improvement but not quite as accurate as creative alchemy under windows. It also created a sound crackle effect whenever switching menus.
As a long shot I tried installing creative alchemy in wine with a derestrictor, this did not make any difference.
What was not tested
On the whole the game works out of the box, you only have to do extra configurations if you want to use EAX.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Pop!_Os 20.10||Feb 10 2021||6.2-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Dylan|
|Show||Funtoo Linux AMD64||Jul 11 2017||2.10-staging||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Anonymous Anonymous|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 07 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||P. Neidhardt|
|Show||Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 16 2015||1.7.45||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Ezequiel Ferriol|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 14 2014||1.7.16||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|881||Mouse cursor not blanked||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5823||Thief Direct3D renders VERY slowly, with blocks of colour drawn||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7585||Thief: the dark project hangs on 'esc' keypress in game if X in 24bpp mode||NEW||View|
|12722||intel software codecs video not working for thief/system shock||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13954||Only top half of screen visible||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|15157||Thief the dark project crashes on startup.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16559||PixelFormat_WineD3DtoDD Can't translate this Pixelformat||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17900||RenderTargetLockMode=disabled required for playable display (ati)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|24870||thief gold multiprocessor bug not affected by taskset or schedtool.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|46429||Multiple games need IV50 codec to play videos (Thief Gold, Thief II: The Metal Age, Commandos 2: Men of Courage)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
Thief is an old game that will have problems on modern hardware, Windows or Wine. Therefore you must install TFix to run the game.
TFix might prompt a warning on language settings for the GOG version: you can safely ignore it.
It may prompt an error message at the end of the process. Do not confirm or it will revert the install. Kill wine instead.