Original & Gold editions
With TFix, everything: audio, cutscenes, graphics, widescreen, controls, load/save.
DromEd seems to be working.
Original CD install works flawlessly.
What does not
GOG setup crashes upon registration at the end: confirming will revert the installation. Killing the GOG setup when the error arises will preserve the installed data and the game will run just fine.
What was not tested
Extended features in DromEd.
TFix was required for me to run the game. It is not required to install the Intel video codecs, neither the ones on disc nor the ones provided by winetricks. The original installer will prompt a DirectX limitation error when Wine is not running in Win95 or Win98 mode. Running the setup with `-lgntforce` will bypass the error message. Still with the original installer, I copied the THIEF/MOVIES folder to the game installation directory to play the videos without CD. With GOG version TFix will prompt a warning about language options: I ignored it.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Leap 15.3||Oct 26 2021||6.20-staging||N/A||Yes||No||Silver||Ben Suttor|
|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|
|Current||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|
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.