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Thief: The Dark Project

Original & Gold editions

Application Details:

Version: 1.0-1.33
License: Retail
URL: http://www.eidosinteractive.co...
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.20-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Everything :)

I give platinum because all problems are not connected to wine, and are present even on windows.

Game has well known bug, it hangs when run on multicore processors. This is not linux / wine problem and fix for this bug in linux is very simple to solve, just run game with this command:

schedtool -a 0x2 -e wine ./THIEF.EXE

where 0x2 is number of processor core on witch run the game, egz. 0x1 - first core, 0x2 second core, etc.

What does not

Nothing :)

Workarounds

What was not tested

Nothing :)

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

I give platinum because all problems are not connected to wine, and are present even on windows.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowopenSUSE Leap 15.3Oct 26 20216.20-stagingN/A Yes NoSilverBen Suttor 
ShowPop!_Os 20.10Feb 10 20216.2-stagingYes Yes YesGoldDylan 
ShowFuntoo Linux AMD64Jul 11 20172.10-stagingYes Yes PlatinumAnonymous Anonymous 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 07 20172.1Yes Yes PlatinumP. Neidhardt 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20151.7.45No, but has workaround Yes GoldEzequiel Ferriol 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7585 Thief: the dark project hangs on 'esc' keypress in game if X in 24bpp mode NEW View
52004 Thief Gold and Thief II, NewDark engine, mouse lag UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Hardware compatibility

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.

Installation

Original setup

  • Launch it with `wine setup.exe -lgntforce` to bypass the DirectX limitation warning.
  • The Intel video codecs proposed at the end of the installation ("iv5codecs.exe") are no longer necessary with recent versions of Wine.
  • Copy the THIEF/MOVIES folder from the disc to the game installation folder in order to play the game cutscene without disc.


GOG setup

It may prompt an error message at the end of the process. Do not confirm or it will revert the install. Kill wine instead.

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