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Gothic 3

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.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
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Votes: 53
Rating: Platinum
Wine Version: 1.9.5

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything works flawlessly (see what does not work and not tested).

Notably the mouse works without problem compared to my vanilla Ubuntu 15.04 test.

Low quality settings work with my integrated graphics card.

What does not

Nothing subversive found.

Only full screen resolution worked but this seems to be Mac OS X - related because other games gave this issue too.

What was not tested

Only played for about 7 hours so far. Day 5. Level 15.

Patching, modding, jerry rigging not attempted.

Vanilla install. No Winetricks yet.

Only low quality settings attempted for now.

Discrete graphics card for higher settings use not attempted.

Additional Comments

Latest Steam updates and implicit game version.

Fun and accessible game. Worlds apart from predecessors!
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Apr 01 20161.9.5 N/A Yes PlatinumJans de Jager 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20141.7.33 Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20141.7.22 Yes Yes GoldLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 04 20141.6.2 Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Jan 12 20141.7.9 Yes Yes GoldPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7991 Test Drive: Unlimited messed up graphics REOPENED View
24754 Multiple games have no text rendered due to ID3DXFont::DrawTextA/W method stubs (Nancy Drew 'Tale of the Twister', Europa Universalis Rome) STAGED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Installation:

- 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


Bugs:

- 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)


System:

- 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)

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