For me the game now appears to work perfectly. I can run fan missions with darkloader, and what can I say, it's working as it should.
What does not
It seems to be necessary to use an nVidia card, otherwise bug 17900 strikes (but I haven't tried the Radeon driver recently).
I have to turn off key repeat before running the game, otherwise bug 18885 strikes.
What was not tested
Haven't tested the install for a couple of years, so don't remember what dances were required to get it working.
|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|
|Current||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