Silent Hill 2

Default version from retail CD.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.21

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Test Results

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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
ShowZorin OS 16Nov 19 20227.21Yes Yes NoPlatinumMatheus 
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 NoGoldKevin 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 07 20151.7.35Yes Yes NoGoldLe Gluon du Net 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12609 Silent Hill 2: random slow down CLOSED FIXED View
17741 Silent Hill 2: wrong blood color CLOSED INVALID View
20122 Silent Hill 2: messing up with pixels CLOSED INVALID View
27264 Silent Hill 2 menu invisible CLOSED FIXED View
30236 Silent Hill 2 rendering issue with AMD video cards CLOSED ABANDONED View
30654 msvcp70.dll.??Mstd@@YA_NABV?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@0@0@Z is needed by Silent Hill 2 (purist) CLOSED FIXED View
50315 Silent Hill 2 failed to install -installshield extraction error CLOSED FIXED View

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