Original & Gold editions
Everything! I just finished the game and eveything worked flawlessly (but see extra comments below).
What does not
GOG.com installer (see extra comments below).
What was not tested
* The setup application from GOG doesn't finish the installation process, possibly due to some issue registrating the Indeo video codecs this game uses. The problem is that the GOG installer erases ALL the installed data on the very moment it crashes. I tried to force-quit the GOG installer in order to prevent that, as suggested here by other users, but to no avail: the game data was always erased even before force-quitting. Therefore, I installed the game using its original CDs. * The installer from the original CDs refuses to run on Windows XP or newer, invoking some sort of incompatibility. Therefore, I had to tell Wine to emulate Windows 98 in order to install the game. After that, I switched Wine back to Windows XP and the game worked flawlessly. * I had no problems changing the discs on request of the original setup program. * Knowing that the game requires the Indeo video codecs (which are mandatory if you want to watch the game's cutscenes), I installed them previously via Winetricks. For some reason, the cutscenes didn't work that way on my system. So, I installed them again via the game's original setup application. Everything went perfect. * I downloaded and installed TFix 1.12.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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|
|Current||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.