Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

Version 1.x retail

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

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What works

Installation, gameplay, pretty much everything

What does not

Copy protection (No CD crack required)

When first launched, main menu and all sub menus appear blank, but main menu items can be seen once the mouse pointer hovers over them. Starting a new game then canceling out of the character creation screen fixes the blank menus and allows you to access the configuration and load menus. 


What was not tested

Everything was tested through the beginning tutorial. 

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Apr 28 20227.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumSigfrodi 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 08 20151.7.33Yes Yes PlatinumWilliam J Bowman 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Dec 05 20131.7.6Yes Yes PlatinumPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20121.5.9Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 30 20111.3.15Yes Yes SilverTor 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
3236 Warhammer 40k doesn't install. CLOSED FIXED View
6467 Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, installation exits with error CLOSED DUPLICATE View
6554 Rome TW demo doesn't install files CLOSED FIXED View
8741 Vampire: Bloodlines crashes while Creating New Game CLOSED FIXED View
13488 pixel shader does not work after update CLOSED FIXED View
14860 Extreme slowdown at some points without OffscreenRenderingMode=fbo in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines CLOSED ABANDONED View
15562 Problem with Graphic in Vampire: Bloodlines CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16759 Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (CD retail 1.2 w/ community patches) doesn't start CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20945 Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines won't install CLOSED ABANDONED View
24701 Vampire the Masquerade bloodlines hanging with Out of adapter memory CLOSED FIXED View
27630 Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines: Regression causes graphics corruption CLOSED FIXED View
31345 Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines (Steam) crashes on new game CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes


 If you get the following error and performance issues:

fixme:d3d_surface:fb_copy_to_texture_direct Doing a pixel by pixel copy from the framebuffer to a texture, expect major performance issues

 Adding the following Registry key should help:

HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D: OffscreenRenderingMode = "fbo"


Also if you have a black menu when the game starts, or graphic errors, you can set the following Registry Key:

HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D: UseGLSL = "disabled"


(this also increases the performance strongly)

(see for further information)

Make the game look better

To force antialiasing in the game, run this in a terminal:


export __GL_FSAA_MODE

wine /path/to/your/Vampire.exe -game Unofficial_Patch


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