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

I used a nocd copy of the game files hosted on, which requires no installer. The game is launched by running wine system/Game.exe from the extracted directory.

I was able to get the game fully running with some workarounds.

What does not

As mentioned in other reports, by default, the launcher does not display correctly (showing only the Quit button and some garbled text).

I also got a Windows error dialog when launching the game with the message "Can't find file for package 'ALAudio'".


I had to configure Wine to run with a virtual desktop at 800x600 resolution to solve the launcher bug.

I was able to solve the ALAudio library error by installing the 32-bit OpenAL library, which on Arch is lib32-openal.

The game itself can run at a max resolution of 1024x768, which I struggled with because I have a HiDPI display on my laptop. My workaround for this is to play on an external monitor set to a low resolution. A potentially better workaround might be to use a compositing window manager that supports zooming into individual windows, but I was unable to test this with my setup.

What was not tested

Have not yet played the game to completion.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 21.1Aug 23 20238.14-stagingYes Yes YesGoldVladimir 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64May 22 20227.7N/A Yes YesGoldJoe M 
ShowUbuntu 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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