Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

First release of Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.15

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What works

Installed using Wineskin Winery 2.5.8, using only defaults: created empty wrapper, install game from DVD (US version 1.0 with starforce copy protection).

Applied starforce patch from net (sorry, do not remember anymore where that was from) also using wineskin to run the .bat file.

Everything seems to be working fine including gamepad. Have not played the game to the end though. Could change resolution to native 1650x1050 (Macbook Pro).

What does not

Not platinum because game has copy protection (star force).

Wine problems with gamepads are only partially a game problem: 

Playstation 3 dualshock controller (original, OEMs are not working with Mac OS X 10.8 driver) does not work fully out of the box with Dreamfall. All buttons and analog sticks work, but the D-Pad can not be configured in Dreamfall because it is represented as 4 buttons, but Dreamfall only accepts a Hatswitch type HID element for the D-Pad.

Workaround: Used ControllerMate to define a virtual GamePad with just a Hatswitch. No registration required ($25) to do that. Would be nice if wine would also support remapping of buttons to Hatswitch.  


What was not tested

Game to the end

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Older wrapper on did not allow to install from DVD (crashed, had to use pre-installed windows-XP version of game), also did not work with gamepad. Nice to see how much latest wine works out of the box.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Oct 22 20121.5.15Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 17 20101.2.1Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 05 20091.1.26Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowMandriva 2008.1 SpringAug 05 20091.1.26Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 31 20091.1.18Yes Yes NoGoldNick Andrik 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3112 Get bink videos working correctly CLOSED ABANDONED View
5867 Dreamfall crashes on load CLOSED FIXED View
6863 Dreamfall: The Longest Journey 2 fails to start CLOSED ABANDONED View
7687 graphics problem selecting with mouse in Dreamfall CLOSED FIXED View
7910 Dreamfall Yellow Menu CLOSED FIXED View
8043 Dreamfall: speech gets skipped in dialogues CLOSED FIXED View
8127 Dreamfall Loading screen is gone CLOSED FIXED View
16732 wine crashes on breakpoints CLOSED FIXED View
16955 Dreamfall: TLJ fails to launch. CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

These are the tips and tricks you must do in order to fully play the game at a way that is desirable.

1st - Install the game :)

2nd - Find and download the file 'd3dx9_27.dll' and copy that to your ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Funcom/Dreamfall Folder via terminal or File Manager.

3rd - Open up your terminal and execute this command - 'wine regedit' That should bring up a window. Follow these instruction as '+' means to expand that folder.

               Software +
                      Wine +

I may be wrong, but you may have to create a new key for Direct3D , but that's easy. Right click and go to new key and than fill in the supplied area with 'Direct3D'

Now finally go into the right part of the regedit where it says name and just under that right click and create another key name USEGLSL. When you're done doing that double click the file you just created and type disabled when prompted for a dialog box.
Don't close regedit for now you'll need it for the next step.

4th (OPTIONAL) - I've heard this from a few forums I've entered and it seems to do an interesting thing on the games I've encountered so I might as well share this information. It supposedly increases fps in games by bypassing the errors which are usually running in the background of a game. Inquiry into this matter hasn't been verified by me, but as soon as I run some tests I'll be sure to update ASAP.

Anyways This is how you acquire the effect.

Find a folder somewhere on your drive where you'd like to run a script for running a game each time you play it, preferably the desktop in most cases. Now that you've done that create a new document name '' and continue on to edit that file.

The contents of this file should be as follows

WINEDEBUG=fixme-all wine C:/Program\ Files/Funcom/Dreamfall/dreamfall.exe

Alright now save that file and now right click on it and go to Properties - Permissions - Click - Alow Executing of this file.

And that's all, if you follow these options effectively you should be able to play the game perfect or close to it.

Have fun!


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