"The Typing of the Dead" is unique typing rail-shooter. Mouse is replaced with keyboard . Released in 1999. Based on "House of the Dead 2".
Type or die!
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Game works fine.
What does not
There is a significant delay when transitioning to different parts of the game, i.e., going from the splash screen to the menu, or moving into a new area in the game. The most straightforward way, I think, to describe it, is like a PlayStation 1 "Please wait... Loading..." delay. The pauses do not really affect game play, but it's still pretty annoying.
What was not tested
My computer is a Arch Linux x86_64 install with a Nvidia graphics card, and I had to install two additional packages from the repos to get the game to work.
- Installed lib32-nvidia-utils to fix the 'Not Support Graphics Device' message and quit.
- Installed lib32-mpg123 to get the sound to work.
You need 'unace' program to unpack game files. On Debian you can install it with: sudo apt-get install unace
In the directory with game files run: unace x ttotd.ace
You can also unpack sound files with command `wine mythxpak.exe myth.pak`
but at least on my system, having sounds in place causes the game to hang up after pressing a single button. You have to patch wine to get sound to work.
PART 2: Getting sound to work:
As of wine version 1.1.27 it is still necessary to apply a patch to source code and recompile. Big thanks to Torbjörn Söderstedt for the fix (see BUG 18823).
Below are instructions specific to Ubuntu, but they should be easily adaptable to any Debian derivative.
If wine version contained in your repositories is outdated, before proceding, you should consider updating your sources (see http://www.winehq.org/download/deb for more details). Do it with the following:
Add the repo (replace `[YOUVERSION]` with `hardy` or `intrepid` or `jaunty`): sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/[YOURVERSION].list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list