Serious Sam Classic: The Second Encounter

Application Details:

Version: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0-rc1

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Test Results

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What works

Installation (first you have to do 'export USERNAME="garbage"' to avoid a crash
The game (mostly, see below)

What does not

There are some graphical bugs in intro videos and in the game itsself


What was not tested

oThe whole demo. I only tested in 640x480 resolution, to boost preformance

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Is playable, but needs improvement...

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"May 23 20081.0-rc1Yes Yes PlatinumSimon W. 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20080.9.53.Yes Yes Platinumidan 
CurrentFedora 7Aug 14 20070.9.43.Yes Yes BronzeLouis Lenders 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20070.9.35.Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 29 20060.9.20.No Not installable GarbageGerry Cherry 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3642 d3d8: Serious Sam Second Encounter crashes in d3d8 CLOSED FIXED View
3794 Serious Sam II demo installer fails CLOSED FIXED View
3886 Serious Sam II demo fails to set graphics mode CLOSED FIXED View
6205 OpenGL / Direct3D games no longer run CLOSED FIXED View
9577 Serious Sam II demo installer creates blank window CLOSED FIXED View
10483 FlatOut 2 post-processing + FBOs = black screen CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes


From now on, please submit only tests that contain multiplayer tests. Single player is known to run well. You may still submit your test for single player, if there are special instructions to follow for certain platforms, under special circumstances etc...

Other submissions will be rejected


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by Simon W. on Sunday May 25th 2008, 17:04
Wrong URL
by Simon W. on Friday May 23rd 2008, 15:41
"Serious Sam: The Second Encounter" is not "Serious Sam II"!

A better URL:

Serious Sam 2 can be found here:
Z-Depth problem
by Tobias Jakobi on Monday March 31st 2008, 8:31
Hi there,

for those who have problems with non-existant Z-buffer. The Serious Sam engine doesn't seem to specify that it really needs a Z-buffer and hopes for the standard Z-buffer depth of 16 bits. This is not quite correct behaviour and doesn't work with wine-0.9.57 and upwards.

To fix this open the ingame console and type:

More information about the bug and fix in:

Tobias Jakobi

EDIT: The demo works perfectly for me (wine-0.9.58)