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vendredi 24 août 2012

Playing "DarkSiders II on Linux" using Wine 1.5 (Resolution 1920x1080) is OK - NVIDIA card

Update 3 ( Friday 09/14/012) Steam Version (no-crack) with Patch #3

Update 2 ( Wednesday 09/09/012) : Patch #3 from Vigil Team is out on Steam. This patch was out on Friday 09-07-2012...SKIDROW version was provided in SKIDROW Web Site

. Finally I bought the game on Steam and the 3rd Patch works perfectly adn the game is very impressive. Here are the news:

Update 1 ( Wednesday 08/29/012) : Patch #2 from Vigil Team is out on Steam...SKIDROW version was provided in SKIDROW Web Site

Several days have been needed so I can find the expected patches in order to play this game. I was able to play for the following resolution 1920x1080).

Notice: In order to stay compliant with reporting test on Wine Web Site, I took decision to not publish a report on http://www.winehq.org from my own tests because this is not a compliant version (Steam....). But I guess that the tests should be the same.

Test were done using a NVIDIA card GTX 560 Ti.


DarkSiders II on Ubuntu Precise 12.04.1 ( resolutions has been reduced)

Building Wine 1.5.11 using patches

  1. Download Wine sources for 1.5.11 version
    wget -q http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/1.5/wine-1.5.11.tar.bz2 && tar xjf wine-1.5.11.tar.bz2
  2. You weed to download/apply the following patches
    • RawInput Patch so the game can start up: RawInput Patch
    • . Expected else the game can't start up.
    • Crysis 2 Double Buffer Patch: Crysis Double Buffer patch. This is the magical patch so I could bypass the error for CODEREVIEW
    cd wine-1.5.11
    wget http://www.davidgis.fr/download/wine/patches/raw3.patch
    wget http://www.davidgis.fr/download/wine/patches/double_buffer.patch
    patch -p1 < raw.patch
    patch -p1 < double_buffer.patch
    ./tools/make_requests
    
  3. Build and install as usual
    ./configure --prefix=/opt/wine/apps/DarkSiders_2 && make && make install

Winetricks

Be sure that your winetricks file is updated or else download the lastest version.
./winetricks d3dx11_43 d3dx9_36 vcrun2010

Regedit (DirectD3D)

"DirectDrawRenderer"="opengl"
"OffscreenRenderingMode"="fbo"
"VideoMemorySize"="2048"
"VideoPciDeviceID"="0x1200"
"VideoPciVendorID"="0x10de"
I don't know if VideoMemorySize, VideoPciDeviceID, VideoPciVendorID are mandatory but I am used to put these parameters. Expected values depend on your graphic card. If you've got a veryl old video card, then you will be well advised to add VideoMemorySize parameter.

Known issues - Patch is being written by Vigil Team - TESTED!

Refer to
  • artifacts while playing but the game is playable
  • graphical glitches from time to time but the game stays playable.
I guess that since this is the PC version developers from Vigil didn't do the expected jobs to improve graphics. But once again the game is playable and I was a bit suprised to be able to play using a high resolution. I head of Vigil Team is working on a patch to improve graphical glitches. With the patch #2 done by Vigil I have sound now for video scenes :)

Untested patches done by a player

All links below refer to the same patches
  1. http://community.darksiders.com/go/thread/view/138731/29342419/Darksiders_II_MOD_and_Patch_v1.2_Own?pg=last&lang=fr
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svDlAQnZUJw&feature=player_embedded
  3. http://www.mediafire.com/?9yb84hbxyzdvksq

mardi 21 août 2012

Lien à garder au chaud

  • http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=4662;tips=1
  • http://code.google.com/p/winetricks/issues/detail?id=220
  • http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30845