What does not
Movies, EAX, copy protection.
What was not tested
The game needs addition of the line ObjTextures16 in dark.cfg (which is what caused white models in my previous tests), as well as a noCD, to run correctly. It also won't work in fullscreen, failing to switch to 16 bit mode. Now the good news : it works fine on an emulated Desktop, the sound is flawless though without EAX, the game is just a tad choppy in high resolution modes (nothing that could prevent playing well though, and higher end computers should be able to cope with the burden better), and has - as usual - the X mouse cursor in the middle of the screen. Other than that, the game is fully enjoyable at last. I haven't tried to reencode the movies either (yet), anyone wanting to see them in game might try to reencode them in a codec readable natively - it works in windows, it might just work in linux.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 13 2012||1.5.17||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 21 2011||1.3.35||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Serge Hooge|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 27 2010||1.3.5||Yes||Yes||Gold||i30817|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 24 2009||1.1.26||N/A||Yes||Gold||Michael Abbott|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 19 2009||1.1.21||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Yfrwlf|
|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|
|10570||Thief 2: The Metal Age - fog not working||NEW||View|
|40284||Unable to change resolution for LVDS panels (laptop), on which only one resolution is available (ex. 1680x1050)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
you MUST install "iv5play.exe" from the game disc
if you want to view the cinematics then you will also need a native quartz.dll