Silent Hill 2

Default version from retail CD.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.14-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installing from CD
  • Running the game
  • Gameplay, graphics, sound and music
  • Video cut scenes
  • Widescreen enhancements & d3d8to9

What does not

  • Game frequently fails to start with RtlpWaitForCriticalSection wait timed out in heap.c and loader.c this mostly occurs after running it once, waiting a good long while seems to fix it so I can only guess that something is not being cleaned up.
  • Screen gamma gets set to a low value on start.
  • Sound looping issue that can be fixed by setting CPU affinity to a single core, however this reduces the framerate to unplayable levels.


What was not tested

  • Running the game from cd, a nocd patch was used.
  • Full gameplay, but I'm confident it works.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Tested with clean wineprefix.

Setting d3d8.dll to native, builtin is required to get widescreen fix working

  • Arch 5.2.9
  • CPU: Intel I7 4790
  • GPU: AMD RX 590 using AMDGPU, Mesa 19.1.5
  • Mem: 16GB DDR3 1600

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch LinuxAug 29 20194.14-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeJames Wood 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 19 20183.1Yes Yes YesSilverCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 27 20172.3N/A Yes GoldKevin D'Ambrosio 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 07 20151.7.35Yes Yes GoldLe Gluon du Net 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 01 20141.7.13Yes Yes PlatinumAgustín Atahides 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
50315 Silent Hill 2 failed to install -installshield extraction error UNCONFIRMED View

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