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


Applying 1.4.2 patch

Game does start but that's about it

What does not


Some issues with 'free roaming' menus -- selected missions do not load


What was not tested

Anything to do with actual gameplay

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Use winetricks to install the following ; d3dx9 vcrun2005 corefonts That much will get it to start/run however due to the above issues game is pretty much unusable - only just bronze Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.

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

Known Bugs

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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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