The installer for Oberon games works, so run the downloaded exe via wine, e.g.
the installer completes, there is a checkbox to run the game. This will
run the Launch.exe program from the installed directory.
NOTE: The links on Launch.exe don't work in Wine (last tested in 1.0rc2), so you need to follow the rest of this guide.
2. Running The Game
order to run the game, you need to run the game executable (not
Launch.exe) directly from Wine. You can do this by looking in the
directory where the game was installed.
The game executable takes the name of the game itself; therefore, running Build-a-lot, you need to run:
wine "c:\\program files\\oberon media\\build-a-lot\\buildalot.exe"
NOTE: If you are playing an unregistered version, the application will terminate after an hour.
3. Registering A Game
If you have purchased a game that you like and want to register it, using Launch.exe does not work, but all is not lost.
Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Oberon Media".
this key are other keys that are a series of numbers. These are all the
Oberon games you have installed. You can find the one that corresponds
to the game you want to register by looking at the LaunchPath value.
Enter the registration key you were given in the ActivationKey field.
Enter the email address you used to register the game with in the ActivationName field.
Change Registered from 0 to 1.
You'll need to repeat this for "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Oberon Media".
That's it! Most of the games should work, allowing you to experience hours of fun on your Linux or Mac.