So, today I got the game Dishonored on Steam and I've been trying it out. Unfortunately, I can't get past the first five minutes or so of the game because I get stuck on the conversation with the little girl Emily. After she's done talking, she just kind of stops, stands still and stares at me. Forever.
I can look around and see other people moving in the vicinity, and I can open the menu. However, If I try to load any games or go back to the main menu or anything, it loads for an indefinitely long time. I also get indefinitely long loads when trying to play things from the "Missions" section. These last 15+ minutes - at that point I figured they weren't going anywhere, considering that loading the actual game only takes a few seconds.
The prior cutscene with the boat works fine.
Unusual Circumstances/Potential Causes
I'm running this on Linux (specifically Fedora 20) with Wine (specifically version 1.7.8). I don't think the problem is with Wine; as I'm running both Steam and Dishonored in terminals I'm not getting any error messages or warnings at the point I get stuck. It's not really characteristic of most of the Wine issues I've had in any case. It's also very uncharacteristic of a graphics issue (I am using the open source drivers though which have only recently started working for me for games). Additionally, the game is rated very highly for Wine compatibility and no-one mentions similar issues, you can see the appdb page here. Both are vague possibilities, though.
What I've Discovered
I've found instances of similar problems, most notably this YouTube video. I've found comments about the same issue to the effect it goes away when you leave the area. However, I am obviously not capable of blinking around as the game has just started.
I am getting pretty frustrated with this as I've spent several hours in the game and researching the issue without ever progressing beyond the first five minutes. What, if anything, can be done about this? Thank you for any assistance.
EDIT: After resetting basically everything (new Wineprefix, new Steam install, new download and install of Dishonored) I got it to work...for a few hours. Most of the original issues returned after restarting the game, though I haven't tested the cutscene itself since I'm past that point now. I will add the additional comment that Steam does part of the "first time set up" every time I start the game, reinstalling DirectX and the VCRUN redistributable.