Gothic II

Patched version of Gothic II without Addon.

Application Details:

Version: 1.30
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.20

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Test Results

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What works

Game work if music is disabled. 

Movies  (after modification gothic.ini)

Game runs without crack, orginal program is enough ;)


What does not

Music (disable in gothic.ini)

Resolution changing (only in gothic.ini)


What was not tested

Music with Windows drivers

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

modification: drive_c>Program Files>JoWooD>Gothic II>System find gothic.ini and change: musicEnabled=1 on musicEnabled=0 , scaleVideos=1 on scaleVideos=0, if you want to skip intro movies change: playLogoVideos=1 on playLogoVideos=0 I found one bug. When you choose a new game and will see intro, at the end appear the saving box. You can save or press ESC and play. tested on HP 6735s

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Showopensuse leap 15.1Jan 12 20204.20No Not installable NoGarbageSchweineschwarte 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 23 20111.3.11Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 27 20101.2-rc1Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 04 20091.1.18Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20091.1.16Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1631 Sound underruns occur in directsound CLOSED FIXED View
3692 Gothic2 Demo installs but wont start CLOSED FIXED View
5615 wine play sound => cdrom device is busy CLOSED ABANDONED View
7065 Get SecuROM copy-protection working CLOSED FIXED View
7425 Gothic 2 crashes without native directmusic CLOSED FIXED View
9216 Gothic 2 won't start - complains about hook process CLOSED FIXED View
9843 Gothic crashes when entering old mine CLOSED FIXED View
10610 Gothic II: D3D7 crash after playing several minutes CLOSED FIXED View
11366 Gothic II crashes at startup due to unimplemented ntoskrnl function CLOSED INVALID View
14447 keyboard input decreases the framerate in gothic CLOSED ABANDONED View
17578 Gothic II runs slower and slower after some time playing CLOSED INVALID View
22515 Gothic 2 1.3 Infogrames Edition installer crashes CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


If you want to start Gothic II with music enabled, you have to use the following native dlls: dmband.dll,
dmusic.dll and

The easiest way is to use winetricks:

$ wget

$ sh winetricks directmusic

WARNING: winetricks sets more DLL overrides than necessary. In my case I had to remove the override for 'dsound' (winecfg -> Libraries) or the game would crash at the main menu: "C: failed to initialize sound, MSS reported: Broken waveOut driver 'buffer done' flag never set".

Otherwise if you don't want to use native dlls, you can explicitly disable music by setting 'musicEnabled=0' in [Gothic_2_Path]/system/gothic.ini, but you shouldn't have to.

Using open source graphics drivers

It is possible to run Gothic II using the open source graphics stack, at least with Intel and Radeon cards. The "i965" (Intel GMA X3100) and "r300" (ATi Radeon 9500 - X1950) drivers are reported to work, others will probably work as well, so please test it and leave a comment below.

What you need is S3 Texture Compression (S3TC), a technology covered by a patent which makes things complicated.

 What you have to do:

- Get the GUI tool 'driconf'. For examle: 'sudo apt-get install driconf'

- Start 'driconf', either from the console or from an entry in your application menu.

- Find the entry "Enable S3TC texture compression even if software support is not available" and set it to "yes"

- Start Gothic normally and hope that it works flawlessly.

Since mesa-7.11 this should also work with gallium drivers without having a

There are issues, for example, the floor might be invisible. Leave a comment :)

Azerty keyboard layout / French version

Azerty layout has numbers accessible with the shift key so switching weapons was broken and there is nothing in the settings to change that.
The workaround was to switch to another layout using : setxkbmap us
Changing it in the Gnome 3.22 menu didn't work.

This is covered by bug #30984.


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Gothic 2 Running Plantinum Ubuntu 9.10
by James on Saturday June 5th 2010, 18:01
Ok everyone, this is an overview of how I got Gothic 2 running platinum on Ubuntu 9.10 x64 bit.
This is for Gothic 2 English, without the Night of The Raven Addon.

Gothic 2 Version 1.32 English
Ubuntu 9.10 x64 bit
Wine version 1.1.36
NVidia Graphics card 9800 GT

The game will install without any issues.

I suggest making the .exe file run with Windows XP compatability.

Launching the game however, is a problem. The first problem that you will face is the cd will not be read. You will launch the game and a message will appear stating that there was bad communication with the volume, and the game will crash.

Workaround for this crash:
Download a Gothic 2 game version 1.32 no cd crack. There are plenty that are easy to find by a simple Google.


After this is applied, you will receive a new error. You will get a message upon launch telling you the vdfs32.exe is bad.

Workaround for this crash:
Download the vdfs.exe patch. How to actually make it work right is simple.

1. Run the patch exe.

2. Go to your .wine/drive_c/Program Files/Atari/JoWooD/Gothic2/System directory.

3. You will see vdfs32e.exe and vdfs32g.exe. Delete the vdfs32e.exe, this is the old buggy file.

4. Change the name of vdfs32g.exe to vdfs32e.exe.

5. You're done. Now your game should launch just fine.


There is one more thing you need to do however. I ran into the issue of everything working fine except dialogue. If you have the problem where no one is talking, but you are still able to go through the dialogue choices, I have found the answer for you.

Go into your .wine/drive_c/Program Files/Atari/JoWooD/Gothic2/_work/Data/Scripts/Content/Cutscene directory.

You will see 2 files. OU.BIN and OU.CSL.
Simply change the file names as follows:
OU.BIN --> OU.dat.
OU.CSL --> OU.lsc.

Done. Dialogue will now work properly.

These were all of the necessary fixes I had to make. Everything runs absolutely perfect. Saving, loading, all videos and everything in game. Music will work fine too and you will not need to install any of the extra DLLs listed above.

If I run into any other things I find wrong and fix I will repost. I hope this helps everyone out and gets them playing Gothic 2 on Ubuntu.