i have ubuntu 14.04 and wine, all up to date.

i installed Gothic and gothic 2 gold with play on linux, but the keyboard don't work.

I tried to change the windows version(xp, 7, 2000), to use some fix, like this.

What can i do?


I had the same problem before with wine but now its solved.

  1. Open "configrue wine"

  2. Select windows 8 in the field.

  3. Open graphics tab

  4. Uncheck the option "allow the window manager to control the windows" and then recheck it then apply--------> ok.

It worked for me maybe it can help you.

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    I don't have "configure wine" (or configrue wine for that matter), but the command winecfg is what you were talking about. PS: Worked great, thanks. – Tachytaenius May 31 '19 at 8:31
  • "configure wine" is the related PlayOnLinux button. My input issue was unrelated to gothic, I did not need to switch to windows 8. – Aiyion.Prime Mar 25 '20 at 14:26
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    This doesn't work for me. – Calmarius May 14 '20 at 19:11

I had the same problem, the only solution I found was to play the game in windowed mode. To do so, open the Gothic.INI file in the System directory, and change (it should be line 157)




After this, I restart the game a couple of times and usually the second time the keyboard finally works. By the way, I only had this problem with the German version, never with the English one. Which one are you playing?

Still, playing the game not full screen sucks, if anybody has a better solution, I will be thankful!

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