This Win95 port of the original (and very good) DOS flight sim can be made to run very well indeed under wine.
To start it make sure that your wine command line includes the parameters found in Windows' Start Menu PIF , eg "wine /PROGRAM/_superw.exe DID=. quick_flag=1 GUI". Should the game run to slow or to fast, try using the nice program to launch it like this: "nice -n X wine /PROGRAM/_superw.exe DID=. quick_flag=1 GUI" where the X ranges 0-19
Installation of DirectX fails, but is unnecessary.
It may complain about not being able to find MIDI and other files; if so, copy them to the directory above the superef2000 PROGRAM directory (SEF2000) and it should find them OK.
Set the game resolution to 640x480 in EF2K (press the key to the left of the \"1\" key to access settings) and use Alt-Enter to switch wine full-screen to make it more useable on modern computers. You may even find it runs a little too fast! (because of this, in network games, You need to use some sort of a cpukiller to slow it down, or it won't be fair play)
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Works great as before. As before in order to run the game, winXP must be selected as the system version and to run the game directly either use the shortcut created during installation, or this simple code:
cd "~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Digital Image Design/SEF2000/PROGRAM/"
ln -s ../did.dat did.dat
wine _superw.exe DID=. quick_flag=1 GUI
Also be sure to check out a video preview of the first quick combat mission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBBuQjmzT2E
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Data set not found
by Les on Tuesday August 21st 2007, 15:14
It did run direct from the install, but trying to run afterwards I get a dialog telling me it cant find the data set, check the cd is in. I tried copying the data file to the SE2000 dir but still no joy. Am I the only one getting this?