Windows EXE version, completely, as long as you install "winetricks vcrun2005" and an appropriate MP3 ACM; see notes.
What does not
As long as proper steps are taken, nothing except the proper display of the SHIFT_JIS title in the title bar (but that usually doesn't work in English copies of Windows anyway.)
What was not tested
Nothing -- game can be played from start to finish without problem.
[moved to "How to" section, thanks]
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2022||7.13||N/A||Yes||No||Platinum||Nosferatu Arucard|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 15 2015||1.7.49||N/A||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 14 2014||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Pietro Arado|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 29 2010||1.2-rc5||N/A||Yes||Gold||Robert Showalter|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 20 2010||1.2-rc4||N/A||Yes||Bronze||Lain_13|
ÂÂÂÂÂÂThe game MUST be run with the current working directory in the game directory. It uses relative paths to its data files, so if you run outside of the game directory it will fail to load graphics/sounds resulting in poor display / no sound.
ÂÂThe game requires MSVCP80.dll/MSVCR80.dll so you must install "vcrun2005" via winetricks. This will get the game to run, but it will have no sound. The reason is that Wine does not ship with an MP3 ACM module. Syobon quietly writes errors to a "Log.txt" file; messages regarding failure to load MP3 due to being unable to convert them to PCM (in Japanese) is because of the lack of (or improperly installed) MP3 ACM.
After installation of NT 4.0 NetShow Tools package manually add the following line to your ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system.ini "[drivers32]" section:Â
This should get sound to work. After that the game works flawlessly from start to end.
~ Thanks to Robert Showalter for this description.