Thief II: The Metal Age

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 10
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.17

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What works

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.

Hardware tested


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 13 20121.5.17Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 21 20111.3.35Yes Yes PlatinumSerge Hooge 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 27 20101.3.5Yes Yes Goldi30817 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20091.1.26N/A Yes GoldMichael Abbott 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 19 20091.1.21Yes Yes BronzeYfrwlf 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
881 Mouse cursor not blanked CLOSED FIXED View
7585 Thief: the dark project hangs on 'esc' keypress in game if X in 24bpp mode CLOSED FIXED View
7640 Mouse too slow / lags in games CLOSED FIXED View
9844 System Shock 2 crashes often at certain in game events CLOSED INVALID View
10570 Thief 2: The Metal Age - fog not working CLOSED INVALID View
12722 intel software codecs video not working for thief/system shock CLOSED FIXED View
14941 Thief2 crashes at startup CLOSED DUPLICATE View
17900 RenderTargetLockMode=disabled required for playable display (ati) CLOSED ABANDONED View
18885 Space bar doesn't work for "mantling" CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18916 Thief 2 crashes when bringing up in-game menu CLOSED FIXED View
19012 Thief 2 demo crashes on new game CLOSED FIXED View
22400 Thief 2 crashing on start of 3d level apparently not because of movies CLOSED FIXED View
22427 Thief 2 hangs if offscreenrendering mode is fbo CLOSED INVALID View
30557 winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0 CLOSED FIXED View
40284 Unable to change resolution for LVDS panels (laptop), on which only one resolution is available (ex. 1680x1050) UNCONFIRMED 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

video/startup problems

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

Running on multicore systems
I am told that the command taskset -c0 wine thief2.exe is needed (and sufficent) to run Thief and Thief2 on a multicore system.


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