Gothic 3 1.x

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NameGothic 3
License Retail
Votes 53
Wine Version1.7.22
Maintainers of this version:
While the previous games centered around the Valley of Mines and Khorinis, Gothic 3 moves away from those locations to a newer, larger environment. This story involves the continent of Myrtana, which is in the midst of war. Orcs have enslaved the human kingdom with only a few free humans living in the nearly uninhabitable icy northlands of Nordmar, the southern desert of Varrant, and the mountainous forests of the Middle Realm. Players can choose to join the rebellion and stay true to the deposed human king, serve the Orcish usurpers in their quest to topple the last remaining human stronghold, or choose a path that serves their own ends. Every decision made has an impact on the game world, and tips the in-game balance of power. Given the non-linear storyline, every game is theoretically unique, with the player ultimately deciding the fate of humankind. A number of NPCs accompany the player throughout the game.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Gameplay (as far as tested), CommunityPatch 1.75, "Questpaket"-Mod (v4), Consequences-Mod v2.0 - as far as tested

What does not

Proper mouse handling. In detail: 

At fullscreen mode: rotate player via mouse. Mouse gets stuck at one direction. When moving to opposite direction it works, but also stucks soon. So rotation is quite limited. But rotation using Q/E (default keyboard layout) works well. Issue is mostly relevant for arching, because rotating camera up/down stucks as well. If stuck, returning to title (via ESC), manually realigning cursor (to screen center) helps. So rotation can be continued until the next stuck. Possibly the cursor isn't caught correctly in game mode.

In window mode: Cursor can escape from window after a left click (both: title and game mode). So (especially) melee combat isn't possible.

Problems occured when using Unity, Gnome (Fallback mode) as well as Fluxbox. No other systems were tested. 

What was not tested
No other mods are tested. Gameplay beyond area of Ardea (starting village) wasn't tested.

Additional Comments

Tested with d3dx10 and dotnet40 (via winetricks). Still playable, but doesn't satisfy requirements for Silver Rating, because of rotation/mouse issue.

- CPU 2x 3GHz (actual model unknown to me, sry)
- GeForce GTS 450/PCIe/SSE2
- 32 Bit Ubuntu, 2 GB RAM
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20141.7.33 Yes Yes Bronze Christian Glöckner 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20141.7.22 Yes Yes Gold Luis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 04 20141.6.2 Yes Yes Gold André Büsgen 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Jan 12 20141.7.9 Yes Yes Gold Philipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowFedora 19 x86_64Oct 28 20131.7.2 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7991 Test Drive: Unlimited messed up graphics REOPENED View
31643 Multiple games and applications crash on unimplemented function vcomp.dll._vcomp_fork (Gothic 3 demo, NeXTA) NEW View
33479 Multiple games (Guild Wars 2, Risen 2, Tomb Raider 2013): Raw input is broken NEW View



- install the game

- patch the game with your favorite patch (version 1.75.14 recommended)

- use native d3dx9_40.dll (native d3dx9_36.dll seems to work fine, too) - see d3dx9 installation

Tuning options:

- you may set "Timer.ThreadSafe=false" in "Ini/ge3.ini" if the game has low frames

- you may enable "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows" in winecfg's graphics tab if you are using "Emulate virtual desktop", otherwise the mouse will leave the window

Wine version:

- wine-1.5.11


- 7991: Try a newer graphics card (>= geforce 8)

- 10264: Copy protection is removed with Gothic 3 patch 1.5.2 or newer

- 31643: The game is shipped with vcomp.dll, so you likely will not notice this one

- 33479: Please use wine 1.5.28 (last known working version)


- tested with GeForce GTX 570/PCI/SSE2 and proprietary nvidia drivers (4.1.0 NVIDIA 280.11)

- tested with radeon HD 4350 and open source drivers (2.1 Mesa 8.0.3, Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV710)

Some useful information

FAQ - Useful Registry Keys - Applying Patches - git


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

sticky buttons
by Bogdan on Wednesday May 14th 2014, 8:43
І'm faced with problem when hero runs long time, then all keyboard stops work and hero continues running. Sometimes helps double typing "W" button, but not always.

Can anybody help, or give me link where I can found how to fix it?

OS: ubuntu 14.04
Wine: 1.6.2
Video adapter: nVidia 8600GM

Version of game: 1.7.4

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gothic 3 black screen
by Rolf on Saturday November 2nd 2013, 17:08
i install gothic from dvd and it didnt work so i download patch 1.75.14 and it's run and shows logo like jowood and then black screen i hear music but cant do anything i changed in ge3.ini linw with s
Timer.ThreadSafe=true to false but there is still black screen help!

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Still not working (?)
by mcruiseman on Tuesday October 30th 2012, 11:24
i just tried to install gothic 3 with the patch, based on the "how to" but I got this error after the test run:

trace:x11settings:X11DRV_Settings_SetHandlers Resolution settings now handled by: NoRes
trace:x11settings:X11DRV_Settings_SetHandlers Initialized new display modes array
trace:x11settings:X11DRV_Settings_AddOneMode initialized mode 0: 1280x778x32 @60 Hz (NoRes)
err:xrandr:xrandr12_init_modes Failed to get CRTC info.
trace:x11settings:X11DRV_Settings_SetHandlers Resolution settings now handled by: NoRes
trace:x11settings:X11DRV_Settings_SetHandlers Initialized new display modes array
trace:x11settings:X11DRV_Settings_AddOneMode initialized mode 0: 1280x778x32 @60 Hz (NoRes)
err:xrandr:xrandr12_init_modes Failed to get CRTC info.
fixme:font:WineEngRemoveFontResourceEx (L"Gothic3.ttf", 10, 0x0): stub
fixme:font:WineEngRemoveFontResourceEx (L"Gothic3.ttf", 10, 0x0): stub

Can anyone help me with this? Is there something I could change in my settings?

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1.3.28 Only
by an anonymous user on Saturday September 17th 2011, 4:48
Since I've installed the 1.3.28 version of Wine, the mouse cursor doesn't work fine anymore.
I can move the mouse in any direction as soon as the mouse cursor doesn't hit in the "background" the desktop borders.. ..after that i can't get the mouse move in one or more directions. This is very annoying since I have to use the keyboard to turn left or right.

Does any of you know any solution, or hint? I couldn't find a good set of words to find a solution on google. :-)


Sky: is there a way to get the sky "blue" instead of the "dark" one i have? :)

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wide screen
by Sergey Kukunin on Friday March 12th 2010, 1:52
Hi. How can I play Gothic 3 on 1280x800 resolution?

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