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.
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
What was not tested
Didn't go through entire game, but gameplay looks good
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.0||May 30 2010||1.1.42||Yes||Yes||Gold||Maik Wagner|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.0||Jan 21 2010||1.1.36||Yes||No||Garbage||Maik Wagner|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 21 2009||1.1.15||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jeremiah Flerchinger|
|Show||Mandriva 2009.0||Feb 20 2009||1.1.15||Yes||No||Garbage||Maik Wagner|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 21 2009||1.1.10||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jeremiah Flerchinger|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4629||Wine fails to create menu items & icons for Leisure Suit Larry (& other Sierra games)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|9159||shell32/explorer: Add support for Progman DDE interface||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9872||Leisure Suite Larry 7 fails to run in WinXP mode||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17484||Leisure Suit Larry 7 refuses to run with Win98 settings||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
*Failure to set Wine Windows version to Win 98 or 95 may result in a "not enough space on drive" error.
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.
Try running sierw5.exe from the CD
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"
Good luck. Hope it worked.
* Thanks to Nick Boughton for bringing this to my attention.