Final Fantasy VIII

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The First Official Relase of this popular RPG game

Application Details:

Version: 1.00
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.26

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation (Use Aali's OpenGL driver, link below)

Run the game

Play the game in Software mode (worldmap, menus, startmenu ...)

Config file (FF8Config.exe)

What does not

Hardware rendering mode has incorrect colors

From Aali's openGL driver (version 0.2a):

  • Set the window size (and fullscreen resolution)
  • Display frames per second (show_fps)
  • Display some real-time debug information (show_stats)
  • Post-processing shader seems to cause heavy lags, sometimes


What was not tested

Play the game entirely

Test every configuration possibility of the config file from Aali's openGL driver

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

You must use Aali's OpenGL driver if you want to run FF VIII PC without problems. Here is the link of the 0.2a version: Without this opengl driver, the game has some graphical glitches, in Software mode (black squares). In hardware mode, the game is unplayable (odd colors), even with this OpenGL driver.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 12 20091.1.26Yes Yes GoldAstohan 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 14 20070.9.49.Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 03 20070.9.47.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


Official Version 1.2 patch can be found here.

To enable background music:
winetricks directmusic


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