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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: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.2-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Installation.

What does not

Sound Acceleration without setting to emulation On a multiprocessor machine (dual core here), it hangs with the well known DarkEngine bug. However the windows workarounds using imagecfg.exe don't work on wine - imagecfg itself fails at the setaffinity exe edit stage. On a windows virtual machine the exe edit works, but transplanted to a linux wine ambient, it ignores the affinity change. Using taskset or other linux affinity tools before running wine doesn't work (the wine launched process appears to show a different affinity) Using taskset or other linux affinity tools on the process wine launched: wine thief.exe & sleep 2 taskset -cp 0 $! appears to work for a while, however the game itself appears to change the affinity after before running the movie of the first mission - it hangs and taskset reports a changed affinity. Only two solutions i found were setting the affinity on the wine taskmgr clone, or using this utility: http://www.activeplus.com/us/freeware/runfirst/

Workarounds

What was not tested

dromed

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

There is a trick to set winecfg settings to specific executables from the command line (so you don't have to keep the .wine dir). In this case it is: wine reg add "HKCU\\Software\\Wine\\Appdefaults\\THIEF.EXE\\DirectSound" /v "HardwareAcceleration" /t REG_SZ /d "Emulation"

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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RatingSubmitter
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 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20141.7.16Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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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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