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Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail!

Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail! is a computer game, part of the Leisure Suit Larry Love for Sail! Leisure Suit Larry, whose "actual" name is Larry Laffer, is a balding, dorky, double entendre speaking, leisure suit-wearing (but still somewhat lovable) loser in his 40s who spends much of his life trying (usually unsuccessfully) to seduce attractive women. It featured more fleshed-out, cartoon style graphics and full voice acting, was the sixth installment in the LSL series.

Application Details:

Version: Windows 3.1/9x CD-ROM
License:
URL: http://www.sierra.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.42

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What works

Install works from "setup.exe" (autoplay.exe has not worked for some time)

Game starts fine using the "SIERW5.exe" installed on the hard drive.

Game also seems to play fine.

What does not

Installation also doesn't create any icons to run the game from.

Configure Wine->Windows version must be Win9x and not be WinXP, but this is the same for in real WinXP where compatibility mode must be used.

Game will not run from "autoplay.exe"

Game will crash if run from "sier5w.exe" on CD

Workarounds

What was not tested

Didn't go through entire game, but gameplay looks good

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Must run the SIERW5.exe that was installed on the hard drive to get the game to run in this version of Wine. Do not run system tests! They don't work in Windows and they don't work in Wine. Make sure you follow the instructions below - especially step 1 and on the alternate ways to run the game. These instructions are also for the Win 3.x 9x version of the game. An XP version also exists, but that may require a separate version entry because Sierra tends to repackage apps wrapped in dosbox emulation.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowMandriva 2010.0May 30 20101.1.42Yes Yes GoldMaik Wagner 
ShowMandriva 2010.0Jan 21 20101.1.36Yes No GarbageMaik Wagner 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20091.1.15Yes Yes GoldJeremiah Flerchinger 
ShowMandriva 2009.0Feb 20 20091.1.15Yes No GarbageMaik Wagner 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20091.1.10Yes Yes GoldJeremiah Flerchinger 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

To Install:
*Failure to set Wine Windows version to Win 98 or 95 may result in a "not enough space on drive" error.

  1. Set Wine Windows version to Win 3.1, Win 95, or Win 98
  2. Go to the CDROM directory containing the Leisure Suit Larry 7 Love For Sail! disk.
  3. Run setup.exe using Wine (or autoplay.exe).
  4. Select "Install"
  5. Choose "No" for the system test.
  6. Choose "Yes" to install with a failed/no system test
  7. Choose "Yes" to verify the installation path
  8. Click "OK" for full installation (small install has not been tested-but feel free to try if you like)
  9. Installation will begin.
  10. Creation of menu items & icons will fail. Click "OK" to these errors
  11. A dialog will appear asking if you want to register.
  12. After registration (or not) installation is finished

To Run:

  1. Go to the CDROM directory containing the Leisure Suit Larry 7 Love For Sail! disk.
  2. Run autoplay.exe using Wine.
  3. Select "Run" to run the game.

Failure to Run game from Autoplay.exe on the CD:

I've seen this in previous versions of Wine where "Run" can not be selected after install in "autoplay.exe".  It looks like it came back somewhere around 1.1.2* and will likely disappear & reappear again, so I'll leave the note here.

  1. Try running sierw5.exe from the CD
  2. If that failed (or crashed), try running sierw5.exe from the hard drive.
    It should be installed at 
    "~/.wine/drive_c/SIERRA/LSL7/SIERW5.exe"
  3. Good luck. Hope it worked.
    

 

* Thanks to Nick Boughton for bringing this to my attention.

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