Patched version of Gothic II without Addon.
What does not
The game : "bad communication with service" error on startup. despite trying the various workarounds suggested here this error has persisted.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||opensuse leap 15.1||Jan 12 2020||4.20||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Schweineschwarte|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 23 2011||1.3.11||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 27 2010||1.2-rc1||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 04 2009||1.1.18||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 01 2009||1.1.16||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|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|
The easiest way is to use winetricks:
$ 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 â€“ â€™buffer doneâ€™ flag never set".
Otherwise if you don't want to use native dlls, you have to disable music by setting 'musicEnabled=0' in [Gothic_2_Path]/system/gothic.ini .
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 libtxc_dxtn.so.
There are issues, for example, the floor might be invisible. Leave a comment :)
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.