Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The original Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets game from Electronic Arts.

Application Details:

Version: Retail CD Release
License: Shareware
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.14-staging

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What works

The application fails to launch.

What does not

There are several issues, some of which can be worked around but still do not get you to the main application.

First, if you try to start the game from a real CD it will create a window that is a single pixel in size and then hang. It will do this forever.
The CD drive also becomes unusable and you will have to reboot the system to get it usable again.

I copied my CD to an ISO image. To verify the integrity of this image I used it to run the game in a virtual machine. The game had several graphical glitches but was otherwise fine.
I then mounted this ISO image as a CD drive using cdemu. This time the game made it past the blank pixel window but then immediately crashed with a page fault.

I tried using an emulated desktop and setting compatibility mode to Windows XP without success.


What was not tested

The development build of Wine or older versions of Wine.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 21.1Aug 23 20238.14-stagingYes Yes YesGoldVladimir 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 22 20227.7N/A Yes YesGoldJoe M 
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20216.0.1Yes No NoGarbageJames Carl 
ShowLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"Apr 29 20205.0Yes Yes YesBronzeUser 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 04 20161.8.1Yes Yes Goldtroido 

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