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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What works

The demo is perfectly playable in a single player mode, multiplayer seems to work too.

What does not

There is some serious problem with window management. If the game window looses focus for some reason, the game pauses, hides its window, and then it's impossible to bring the window back to continue playing.

This problem also prevents changing screen resolution in game options. A workaround is to edit Scripts/PersistentSymbols.ini manually.


What was not tested

Network play was not tested extensively, due to small number of hosts and players online.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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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 
ShowFedora 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

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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)