Black & White

Black & White V1.100 - a few bugfixes and features added

Application Details:

Version: 1.100
License: Retail
Votes: 11
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.12

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Game starts normally and in my case it autoloads a stored savegame, keyboard works fine, you can navigate through nav points, create new way points with ctrl+number, move along the map, mouse moves through the screeen and mouse wheel zoom in and out, also you can cast spells through gestures but as long as mouse clicks aren't registered can't use them, sound is fine and aside some missing texture graphics are ok.­

What does not

- Mouse don't respond to clicks

- If the game loses the focus keyboard and mouse stop to respond, even if later regains focus.

- Some textures are missing, and trees are invisible, wine drops this: fixme:d3d_surface:IWineD3DSurfaceImpl_UnlockRect Depth Stencil buffer locking is not implemented

- Its unplayable



What was not tested

Installing it

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Tested with nVidia 87.76 drivers on a 7600GT card in a clean .wine setup.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch LinuxSep 24 20121.5.12Yes Yes SilverRuan 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 20 20111.3.33Yes Yes SilverCarlos Salvador Pérez Salgado 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 09 20111.3.19Yes Yes SilverNick Stuckert 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Mar 10 20111.3.15Yes Yes GoldRemco Zoet 
ShowGentoo LinuxNov 22 20091.1.33Yes Yes BronzeChristian Weiske 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11029 Black & White game does not respond to mouse clicks CLOSED FIXED View
12651 Bad sound quality in Starcraft when running with hardware acceleration CLOSED FIXED View
14939 Black & White: DXTC to ARGB converter not implemented CLOSED FIXED View
15342 Black & White does not exit well - crashes CLOSED ABANDONED View
15984 Black and White: crashes with page fault on temple completion CLOSED FIXED View
17910 Black & White: Crashes in texture code at start CLOSED FIXED View
25417 Black & White: Ignores mouse button clicks CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


To run Black & White (and Creature Isle) without being affected by bug 14939 (texture bug) and bug 15984 (crash bug), you have to run a version of Wine patched with the DXTn to ARGB texture conversion patch, blitting patch and the button click patch. To install this patched version of Wine, copy and paste the following commands into a terminal:

mkdir ~/src
cd ~/src
git clone git:// ~/src/wine
cd ~/src/wine
wget -O wine-dxt13-to-argb4444-xrgb1555-conversion.patch
wget -O wine-dderr.patch
patch -p1 < wine-dxt13-to-argb4444-xrgb1555-conversion.patch
patch -p1 < wine-dderr.patch
Check to make sure you get all necessary packages, or if you encounter trouble compiling. Then copy and paste the next set of commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr
make depend
sudo make install

With these three patches, Black & White is fully and perfectly playable through Wine.  If you encounter trouble patching, try looking at the bug threads for an updated patch (they are attended to more frequently than this Howto).

Set wine version to win98 for best results.

For 64 bit wine go to

Intro Stall/No In Game Sound

A picture posted of the intro with the Man and Woman kissing and little kid looking bored is the point at which a stall may occur.  Settings for Audio need to be changed from hardware acceleration to emulation at this point.  You can track the bug at