In the tests I made I didn't find anything that didn't work, with Wine 2.0.1 freshly installed. Solo mode, multiplayer mode, all ok.
With Wine 1.6.1 that came through the Linux Mint Software Manager, I had a blocking problem, the game didn't find access to internet (which is required for VSk5 running). After reinstalling Wine according to explanations found in this tutorial, it is OK:
I am newbie in Linux, I really needed this help... So, thx to
Angelos Kyritsis for this post in pcsteps.
What does not
What was not tested
No test of hosting a race.
I would rate "Silver" and not "Gold" because the frame rate of the game is clearly lower with my Linux/Wine, compared with the frame rate I have under Windows XP, on the same machine. Could be a problem of graphics drivers ? (open source). The PC I presently use for these tests is a Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel Pentium E2160 @ 1.80GHz, Nvidia GeForce GT 730) - very old indeed, but still works well...
I took a few screenshots with the frame rate displayed. Tests made in "solo" mode, but with 8 AI boats.
37 fps in Windows XP : image ScreenShotWinXP-37fps.jpg
17 fps in Linux : image ScreenShot04Linux-17fps.jpg
This remains OK for playing this game, and of course a more powerful PC would help...
And here is the screenshot of the game configuration used for these tests: image VSk5settings2017-12-10Linux.jpg
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64||Dec 09 2017||2.0.3||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Delphisa|
|Show||Fedora 22 x86_64||Dec 23 2015||1.7.55||Yes||Yes||Silver||Teddy|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Mar 09 2012||1.2.3||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 11.0||Dec 08 2008||1.1.10||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 11.0||Oct 19 2008||1.1.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
1. Install 32-nd americascup
2. download the Patch that makes vsk 32-nd Americascup Vsk5Online compatible http://files.ac32.virtualskipper.com/VskAC32_Patch1_Setup.exe
3. Install the patch to the same folder you installed 32-nd Americascup
continue from step 3 in the Howto