Everything as far as I can see.
What does not
Cutscenes stutter a bit. Disabling scaling to window size helps.
What was not tested
Playing the whole game through
Using the same set of DLL overrides as Gothic 1 got sound working. With the default settings, the game seems to switch to window mode and back every minute or so. To prevent this, disable "Allow the window manager to control the windows". Using the German NoCD for 2.6 with renamed files.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Apr 27 2021||6.7-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Honki Tonk|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 18.0.0||Apr 23 2019||4.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Filip Sutkowy|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Mar 10 2018||3.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Mr Test|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 20 2018||3.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Nicodemo the Hippogryph|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jul 22 2017||2.12||Yes||Yes||Gold||Michael B|
|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|
|7065||Get SecuROM copy-protection working||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7425||Gothic 2 crashes without native directmusic||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9501||Window manager panel elements remain on the fullscreened game||CLOSED||INVALID||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|
|12011||Gothic 2 switches between fullscreen- and window-mode every time||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12012||Gothic 2 graphic glitch||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15035||Gothic 2, Aplication error - access violation||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17578||Gothic II runs slower and slower after some time playing||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|34166||Fullscreen flickering on Mac||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|37892||GOTHIC 2 GOLD: Vdfs32e.exe crashes at startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|43280||No music in Gothic 1 (incomplete dmusic/dmsynth implementation)||NEW||View|
|45661||Gothic 2 crashes with music enabled without native directmusic||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|48483||Mouse cursor always visible in Gothic 2 with D3D11 renderer||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|48547||Gothic 2 with D3D11 renderer crashes on startup||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|48648||Gothic II Night of the Raven:unhandled exception in Wine 5.2||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|50261||Gothic2.exe can't load native d3dcompiler_47 from GD3D11 dev12 or newer (application bug: wrong architecture)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
If you want to start Gothic II with music enabled, you have to use the following native dlls: dmband.dll,
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 '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.
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.
When using SPINE to get HD textures and DirectX 11 rendering you might have to download SHW32.dll and vdfs32g.dll and copy them to C:\Windows\System32