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Works almost out of the box (installs the game itself, automatically installs MSVC redistributable + DX10 package) except one thing: there is a need to manually overload DSound DLL via winetricks or via winecfg to set it to DX's one instead of Wine's one. That's all :-) Enjoy the game!
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Australian retail box install hint
by Adam Bolte on Saturday October 6th 2012, 12:06
I created a new wine prefix (Windows XP, all defaults) running 1.5.14. The installation went relatively smoothly - until it wanted to run EA Download Manager.
The Download Manager would run, but refuse to let me log in or reset my password - it would simply fail each time it would try to connect to the server. I also could not run AliceMadnessReturns.exe because it would try to connect to the remote servers to check the game had past its release date and would crash.
In the end, what worked for me was creating an account on origin.com and once logged in clicked "Redeem Product Code" and entered the code from the box there. While there, I also downloaded the latest Origin client, and installed that in the same wine prefix and ran it.
At this point, I could see that the Origin client had recognised the game was activated, associated with my account and installed. I then ran AliceMadnessReturns.exe once again. This time, it worked without issue.
Not sure all those steps were necessary, but it's what worked for me and I spent way too much time figuring it out. No DLL overrides, audio configuration changes or anything else was required to get the game to load.
Will not launch
by daniel on Sunday April 15th 2012, 13:12
I installed the Steam version of the game with no modifications, but after signing into the EA screen I get a this software has been modified or tampered with error. I bought the actual Steam version of the game, so its no pirate.
Not Works on 1.3.24
by Carlos Rodriguez on Friday July 8th 2011, 22:11
Tested on: Wine 1.3.24, Wine Ver Default XP, Wine Sound Acceleration on Emulation (I always use sound acceleration in emulation for all apps for default for compatiblity reasons), CDEmu for drive installs (Daemon Tools on Linux), Athlon II X2 250 3.0Ghz, 2gb ddr2 800, Zotac Geforce 210 512MB DDR2 , Nvidia 270.41, Ubuntu Natty 11.04 64bit