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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Test Results

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What works

  • Gamepad input
  • Fullscreen video, changing resolution and graphics settings
  • Saving/Loading
  • Audio (if you run on a single cpu core)

Gamepad input tested with dualshock 2 usb adapter, left analog stick movies but right analog stick does nothing. 

For audio that does not loop or badly stutter, run winetricks dsdmo directmusic. Then if running a dual core cpu, load the silent hill 2 exe with schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine sh2pc.exe to start it on only the first cpu. 

This was tested in a new 32bit wine prefix with variables WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine/silenthill2.

What does not

Right analog stick


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

​Forcing the game to use a single cpu is required in both linux and windows to fix sound looping problems. I'm giving this a gold rating because Wine compatibility appears strong, but bugs in the game itself may prevent you from being able to play. Tested on the following hardware ------------------------------------------ * VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R4 Graphics] * Driver: xf86-video-ati 1:7.9.0-1 * CPU: AMD A6-7000 Radeon R4, 5 Compute Cores 2C+3G * cpu MHZ: 1100.000 (only processor 0, because silent hill 2 can't utilize both cpus) * RAM: 3.5 Gigabytes

selected in Test Results table below
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 
CurrentArch 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 NEEDINFO View

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