|Version:||Expert retail release|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.4-rc1|
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Installation, starting the game, music, help, about screen
What does not
First of all, the installer must be run in Windows 95/98/ME mode to work properly, and the game must be started at 8-bit color depth (256 colors)...
After that, the game can be started, but the image is completely black. Music can be heard briefly, then the game hangs, possibly while trying to display the opening video.
Mashing spacebar before the hang apparently allows the gameplay to start, as the music for Palmtree Panic can be heard and some gameplay options become available in the menus, though not full screen mode. Something seems to be wrong here, as the music repeatedly restarts and the game eventually returns to the title screen - not what I'd expect from standing at the beginning of Palmtree Panic for several seconds.
That leaves us with the items in the help menu, which basically work, but have graphical bugs. The sprites on the about screen have a solid black background that doesn't belong. Images in the help files are displayed in 1-bit black and white. The interface is also dithered throughout the program.
What was not tested
I tried running the game with Wine set to various Windows versions, the XP patch for this game, and native Direct X from winetricks, but none of these solved the blank screen problem. I have unimpressive video hardware and drivers (integrated Intel chipset) so maybe the image would work with better hardware. No guarantees though.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 29 2012||1.4-rc1||Yes||Yes||Garbage||A Wine user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 05 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 19 2010||1.1.38||Yes||Yes||Garbage||A Wine user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 09 2010||1.1.36||Yes||No||Garbage||A Wine user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 09 2008||1.1.8||Yes||No||Garbage||james Pithyly|