Original & Gold editions
Installing, but I had to set compatibility mode to "Windows 98".
Playing in a level briefly until it freezes, sometimes, when the level would load up instead of just getting a black screen.
What does not
Completing a level. Would freeze up at various points in the training mission.
Switching back and forth between the game and menu, i.e. hitting "escape" while in-game to go back to the option screen. The option screen is sometimes there and functional though in the background, behind the 3D image left on your screen, and hitting escape again can bring you back to the game if you're lucky. This happened with Compiz/compositing turned both on and off.
Audio would intermittently work. Turning the sample rate to 48000, or turn hardware acceleration to "emulation" seemed to perhaps help a little bit.
What was not tested
Completing a level due to it freezing.
This game behaved very erratically. Sometimes the 1st level would not even load, leaving me at a black screen, but upon a restart of the entire game the level would load, but freeze later on. Sometimes there would be audio, sometimes not. Sometimes it would freeze sooner, sometimes later. Interestingly enough, sometimes when there would be no audio but the game would load up (this happened only while leaving audio settings at their default values), the game would never freeze, but it would also not progress either. I could run around in the training mission all I wanted in the first section, but the small wooden door to the first test would not open, leading me to suspect the audio failed to initialize properly in the game itself, and by preventing the speech also prevented the game event trigger to open the door from occurring. I am happy to note though that the problem with ATI/AMD graphics cards, at least while under the fglrx driver, where it normally runs extremely slowly in software rendering mode, is no longer occurring for me and I'm getting full hardware acceleration.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 12 2014||1.6.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
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.