Arx Fatalis

full version taken from cd attached to magazine named 'Score'

on cd is also patch to version 1.17 or 1.0.0 version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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Test Results

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What works

Version: 1.17


  • Installing the game.
  • Running the game. There are numerous graphical glitches, stuttering, low frame rate, however i experienced no crash at all. It is playable, but too glitched to be really enjoyable.

One particular bug renders the game barely playable : the font rendering is much slower than it should be, for example the character creation screen has less that 1fps, hovering over an object ingame displays its name, slowing the game down to 5-6 fps from an original 50 or more fps (that's on an athlon64 3200 + geforce 7800gs). The menus also have a very low fps, due to this font problem (the keyboard configuration screen for example is particularly laggy).

Also, for some reason the default X cursor gets displayed over the game screen, except on the first run.
Changing this :
to :
in the cfg.ini file 'simulates' a first run and thus fixes this issue.

I used the following configuration to run the game, other configurations might work too :
checked: allow direcx apps to stop the mouse leaving their window
checked: enable desktop double buffering
unchecked: allow the window manager to control the windows
checked: emulate a virtual desktop
Pixel shaders allowed, but i don't think the game uses them.
OSS drivers for audio with full hardware acceleration

There are also graphical glitches, such as some items not being hidden by objects in front of them, slightly incorrect shadowing, and some more.

What does not

  • Intro logo video, it needs to be removed from the Arx Fatalis\misc\ folder.
  • Uninstalling the game. The game files need to be removed manually, also the setup won't let you re-install the game if it detects remaining registry keys. These need to be removed, for example by running regedit and searching for instances of 'fatalis'.


What was not tested

  • The later game, only the first 20 minutes or so were tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I selected tested release 0.9.18, but it is actually 0.9.19. The appdb form is lagging behind, 0.9.19 is not available. I believe the installation isn't working in 0.9.18.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 10 20131.4.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Apr 27 20121.4Yes Yes SilverakI* 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 25 20121.3.37Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxMay 09 20101.1.44Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 14 20091.1.29Yes Yes PlatinumAlexander Minges 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27679 Arx Fatalis does not play intro movie (video: indeo 5.0) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Arx libertatis to run this game natively on Linux is now aviable


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Fix to the
by Rief on Sunday August 30th 2009, 10:03
With wine 1.1.27 you can fix the bug of mouse escaping adding a new string in the register. Open regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine, make a new key named "DirectInput" and n this key make a new string named "MouseWarpOverride" with value "force". Tested with both fullscreen and windowed modes with Arx Fatalis 1.18.