Category: Main Games Action Games Oni 1.0


Oni is an intense action thriller blending hand to hand and weapons combat with anime style characters and storyline in a 3D environment.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.33

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What works

Install - Works out of the box, requires no additional software.

CD - Requires CD to be in drive to run, but does not load any data from it, so it can be removed once the game has started.

Startup - Plays an intro movie (which is a video, it does not use an in-game engine) and switches to the video mode that will be used in-game. Works out of the box.

Graphics engine - Once noticed coronas (glow effects) not being correctly occluded by objects, but otherwise perfect, including cutscenes, collision detection, character animations etc.

Sound - Yes, there is sound. Oni was once famous for only being able to run without sound - this is not the case anymore. Intro movie plays fine and there is background music in menu. In-game sound works partially.

Virtual desktop - It was used for testing only. The game does not support running in a window, so this can be emulated by running it in a virtual desktop.

Shutdown - Correctly switches to desktop video mode. Does not crash anything.

What does not

Crashes if selected sound driver is ALSA and DirectSound hardware acceleration is set to anything but Emulation. With OSS it does not crash and DirectSound hardware acceleration setting makes no difference. Choosing OSS also reduces the number of in-game sound errors (read below).

In-game sound only works partially. Background music is played, but many some effects are either missing (footsteps, beating bad guys), or distorted (gunshots of some weapons).

Speech tends to be cut of at the end of the sentence, so if character says something short (like "OK") you may not hear it at all, so you will want to turn on subtitles.

I also experience great slowdowns when there are a lot of sound events going on (a couple of guys testing their guns on me), but this may be non-issue on more powerful machine.


What was not tested

Copy protection â€“ Only tried running with original pressed CD in the drive. Did not try to mount an image or make a copy of a CD, but as far as I know the game has no crazy CD protection. No data is read from the CD, it is only needed to verify that you own the game.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The actual (Linux kernel) driver on this machine is ALSA. Kernel is vanilla 2.6.15 with dyn-ticks patch. A Russian version of Oni was tested.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware64 14.1Mar 09 20151.7.33Yes Yes GoldStefano Guidoni 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 13 20131.5.25Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Apr 22 20121.5.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"May 04 20111.3.19Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowSlackware64 13.1Jan 03 20111.2.2Yes Yes GoldStefano Guidoni 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


There are multiple known issues with running Oni on some systems (mostly with recent NVIDIA cards) and it is not officially supported on modern hardware. Major problems:

  • Oni tries to allocate the available OpenGL extensions in a fixed size array, that is too small for many modern implementations of OpenGL. An unofficial and unsupported patch by Ian Patterson exists and you can download it from here. There are many other patches available on the net.
  • Some releases of Oni use an old and defunct copy protection (codelok). In that case you may need for a nocd (unofficial and unsupported) patch, because very likely Oni won't work. Remember that English language patch doesn't support special characters (like accented letters or umlaut) and that the Russian one supports all characters (cyrillic, umlauts, accents).
  • If you experience sluggish controls and you are using an nvidia card, select the "Sync to VBlank" option in your nvidia control panel.

More infos can be found on  and on especially here and here.



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