Enter the Matrix

Retail release with 4 CDs

Application Details:

Version: CD Version
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.5

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What works

I installed using the 4 CDs and then I applied the "Patch 1.2 for i845 chipset" (all that you still can find at myabandonware, GL; HF). During the installation, some files presented checksum mismatch, but I just ignored it. The game ran smoothly after some workarounds.

What does not

The game started without issues, but after reaching the initial menu, the input was messed (some keys seemed to be pressed, including part of the directional buttons). Other users reported that as the "character walks backward infinitely" bug. Luckly, I was able to workaround that (see below).


It was necessary to connect an USB Controller or to disable the MB "LED Control" (which is awfully recognized as a joystick by Ubuntu, occuping /dev/input/js0) to avoid the "character walks backward infinitely" bug. One can disable the "unwanted controller" by calling wine control command, and then running "Game Controllers" inside wine control panel. This bug looks like a combination of wine reading garbage from /dev/input/js0 and the game itself who accept this garbage as input (I have several games installed on wine, and only this one showed this bug so far).

What was not tested

I just played a few dozen minutes... so, I am not sure if those checksum issues will crash the game afterwards.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

The 1.52 (DVD Version) is rated as "Garbage" also due to the "The character moves backward infinitely, and there's no way to stop it." He argued that "tried installing xinput and dinput libraries, plugging in a gamepad, also playing the original game without patch". He should try to disable the unwanted joystick using wine control, and see if the bug persists.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 07 20215.0.5Yes Yes YesGoldBaarreth 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 18 20111.3.20Yes No GarbageMartynas 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Apr 24 20111.3.18Yes Yes GoldFranchuk Roman 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 17 20101.2-rc3No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 10.3 x86_64Jan 21 20080.9.53.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

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