Upgrade to last patch, remove the CD control at startup
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
- Playing for short time
What does not
- Playing continuously for several hours
What was not tested
The screen is only updated when the mouse has moved. Otherwise the screen will freeze and not redraw automatically.
I also experienced a strange problem that appeared from one day to another. The game starts hanging after a few minutes of playing. It happened with a savegame in which I played Level 17 longer than an hour.
When using the free Radeon r300 driver (like me) the game runs a lot faster when using software rendering.
Install in win98 mode: when running the installer do not use the autorun, Navigate to
$CDROM/setup/English (or whatever your language is) and run the
SETUP.EXE found there.
Apply patch 1.03
Run in win98 mode
No mouse override needs anymore!
I suggest to play the game inside a wine desktop due to low resolution supperted by the game, but normal fullscreen works too
Note and old version support
This game works with Wine 1.1.29, not wint the newer versions until 1.3.32 that works even better!
Additional infor for 1.1.29:
Make sure you have the MouseWarpOverride registry key (if it does not exist, you will have to create it).
Do not attempt to use hardware acceleration - unfortunate things will happen.
In my experience, it works a lot better to run it in a window.
If you have difficulty with a non 1:1 mouse movement ratio (e.g. your mouse sometimes pops out of the window before it reaches the edge), try moving your mouse rapidly to another portion of the window, and then slowly approach the portion you wish to reach.