ShipSimulator 2008

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Electronically bought version and updated to latest patch 1.4.2

Application Details:

Version: 1.4.2
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2.2

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What works

The installer, menu system in game.

What does not

Ships are not displayed, mesh is not in scenery anyway (see walk-through mode), mesh lines are visible on water, selection boxes are empty (e.g. screen resolution, mission selection).


What was not tested

Game play (controlling the ship)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jan 05 20111.2.2Yes Yes NoBronzeJean Luc 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jun 25 20101.0.1Yes Yes NoGarbageMr Nobody 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Jun 03 20081.0-rc3Yes Yes NoBronzeRoland H�der 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13632 ShipSimulator 2008 freezes after start playing (needs d3dx9_36.D3DXCreatePolygon) CLOSED FIXED View
23706 d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXSaveSurfaceToFileInMemory is needed by Ship Simulator 2008 demo, King's Bounty demo CLOSED FIXED View
26136 ID3DXFontImpl_DrawText[AW] implementation is needed by Titan Quest and Chernobyl terrorist attack demo CLOSED DUPLICATE View
30782 msvcp71.dll.??0?$basic_istream@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@std@@QAE@PAV?$basic_streambuf@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@1@_N1@Z should be implemented (needed by Ship Simulator 2008, maybe others) CLOSED FIXED View
36820 Multiple games (Rift, dynamarisa, ShipSimulator 2008 demo) crash on startup (ID3DXBaseEffect::GetPassDesc returns NULL ptr for vertex and pixel shader function) CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO: Run the game basicly
You may have to install the VB runtime libraries with the winetricks script. I choose to install all versions so I don't have any trouble with missing runtimes. If you start the game you will see an empty sea with no ship in it. More in bug report.
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HOWTO Get it working with wine-1.1.42 and later
The solution is simple:
  1. Download d3dx9_36.dll e.g. from
  2. Unzip the DLL into Ship-Simulator's main folder (along side of the main EXE file)
  3. Optional: Checkout the load-order, it should be unset or "native,built-in"
  4. Launch the game
Well, this is, of course, not fully supported by WineHQ because Wine will load the native version. Anyway of this, the game may still crash temporarily.


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