Original game in Sold Out packaging, unsure if this makes a difference to the original or not.
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[Twigathy@twigathy Game]$ fixme:ddraw:DirectDrawEnumerateExA no non-display devices supported.
fixme:ddraw:DirectDrawEnumerateExA no detached secondary devices supported.
Wine erorrs when attempting to run the game.
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Doesn't seem to be wine's issue...
by cyberjunk.de on Wednesday November 7th 2012, 12:30
... since the problem does occur on windows as well. Anyway, after testing around some time, and wondering why it works out of the box on my laptop with core2duo and intel graphics, but hangs on my desktop's core2quad with nvidia graphics card, i finally seem to have found the issue. It's a speed issue. The processors are just too fast for some timing the game seems to do. I came to realize this, when it suddenly worked with WINEDBUG=+relay. That debug mode causes a massive slowdown because of writing to the disk (redirection to /dev/null doesn't work, cause it gets too fast again). This would also explain the different test results, which I bet are due to different CPU speeds.
So, if I disable 3 of my 4 cores and lower it's frequency down to 1600MHz, the game works, though the points were it was hanging before are laggy.
I haven't come around to retest that on windows, though. And it doesn't actually explain why my dual core laptop doesn't have issues, but probably the intel graphics with shared memory slows things down anyway...
By the way, this problem occurs on Windows too. My friend with the XP machine had this problem too. But there it only occurs, if you change the system configuration. He changed his graphic card from integrated to an old NVIDIA. I was able to get one cracked exe working under wine so i could play the game normally. But after an update of wine to the latest version the same problem occured and i was unable to fix it. I had to reinstall the game in a fresh WINEPREFIX dir and after the same crack procedure it worked till the next wine update! All cracks have problems with both(!) wine AND(!) with native Windows so forget them!