The game installs ok.
What does not
If you do not have the "nvidia-glx-dev" package installed, when you try to run the game with "wine THIEFII.EXE" you get a popup saying "Direct X version 7 or higher is not installed".
If you have it installed (at 2 jan 2007 available in Debian unstable, and I have got it installed on Etch working fine as I type this), and compile wine 0.9.28 from source, you can load the game fine and it seems to be working but it freezes randomly and to freequently to be playable.
There is a white cursor that shouldn't be there in the middle of the screen.
What was not tested
Did not test sound output because I wasn't interested when the graphics froze.
|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|
|881||Mouse cursor not blanked||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7585||Thief: the dark project hangs on 'esc' keypress in game if X in 24bpp mode||NEW||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||NEW||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|
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