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

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What works

Audio, video (partially, see below), in-game videos

What does not

Nothing, after a little of work


What was not tested

Nothing. I've tried every possible setting and I'm finishing the game.

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Additional Comments

I have this video card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series] First thing to know: you MUST disable UseGLSL in order to make SH2 work with this video card, or the character's model will be grey and without any detail. As far as I know, any other card of the 4000 series has this issue and needs this workaround. Second thing to know: Last Wine version (1.5.16 at the moment) crashes if you try running SH2 with UseGLSL disabled. I've had to switch back to 1.5.15, and it works very good. No other option (multisampling, strict draw ordering, etc) was needed. Anyway... After half an hour of good gaming, I've taken the flashlight in the Apartments. The light emitted by the flashlight was *heavily* glitched, full of dark points and with not smooth contours. I noticed it creates other graphical glitches everywhere, too. The game was almost unplayable. I searched for a solution many hours, and my last attempt went very well. Here's what I did. I don't know if *everything* I list here is helpful, but it was a last desperate chance. :D - In the Catalyst control panel, DISABLE Advanced A/I (put it to normal) - Reduce screen flickering activating the sync-to-screen option (in the same window of Catalyst control panel of the above) - this limits the framerate to 60 FPS - Install the Nvidia fix (device.fix) - I know I have not an Nvidia card, but this whole list of things worked... - As I've said before, don't change settings like multisampling, strict draw ordering, etc., I keep them at default. If you want you can experiment a bit more, though. Now I'm able to run the game at every resolution/texture detail level, without any glitch. Last thing to know: PlayOnLinux makes your life easier when you need to install a different Wine version for this game.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch 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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