Storm Dragon and I are working on a faq/howto on this subject, but
playing games under wine is problematic at best. Certain games such as
Shades of Doom have technical problems playing under wine. For
instance in Shades of Doom if you press enter to open a door the game
will crash. I've experienced similar difficulties with Sarah under
wine as well. Other games like Jim Kitchens games work alright
provided you get all the necessary packages installed. Here is a basic
list of things you need if you want to run games under wine.
* Install wine 1.3 or newer. The newer the version of wine you have
the less problems you will encounter.
* Using winetricks install vb6run, vcruntime2005, vcruntime 2008,
dinput, directmusic, directplay, directsound, xaudio, xact, and
xinput. This should setup up most of the basic dependencies you will
* Download and install Open Sapi for wine from sourceforge. Do not let
it update or change your speech-dispatcher configuration or it will
cause issues with Orca.
* Install Jim Kitchen's winkit which will help add missing
dependencies as well as give you the basic menu system for his games.
* Install games you want to play or test under wine.
That's basically the procedure in a nutshell. However, I will say
though if you are running pulse audio you might have to make some
configuration changes in order to make wine run better with pulse
audio. The other option is to install the alsa-oss package and do
"aoss wine gtc.exe"
to launch something like tank commander with wine and using alsa-oss
as the default sound driver.
On 6/25/11, Petr Bláha <hammet...@seznam.cz> wrote:
> Hi list,
> few weeks ago, i have missed the discussion here, about games and it's
> functionalyty under the linux with wine emulator.
> Did you tried any games like shades of doom, gma tank commander, three d
> velocyty, topspeed, monkey busyness, alien outback and so on, with wine?
> And were you successfull or not?
> I thing that thomas ward wrote something about package which is
> necessery to install to force these titles work under the wine, but - i
> have read that mail in hurry so im not sure whether i understood
> properly or not.
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