The installer for the collection and the game both work after some simple configuration and a patch.
What does not
Nothing tested so far in the game fails to work.
What was not tested
The game has not been played through its entirety.
This game requires a patch and a single change to the game's DOSBox .conf file. How To below.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 10 x86_64||May 02 2009||1.1.18||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Victoria|
|Current||Fedora 10||Feb 08 2009||1.1.12||Yes||Yes||Gold||Victoria|
The Space Quest Collection "works under Windows XP" by using Windows DOSBox. However, the CD installer installs an old version of DOSBox which is not compatible with Wine. These are instructions for how to fix that, plus a slowdown issue caused by a setting in the default .conf file.
1. Install Space Quest via the autorun.exe file in the Space Quest Collection CD. This installer SHOULD complete without any issues.
PLEASE NOTE: After installing the collection, you can actually opt to play the games themselves with native Linux DOSBox via their SCIDHUV.EXE files in the respective folders. However, I found that patching and configuring Wine ended up being easier overall.
2. Install the Space Quest Collection patch found at the bottom of this page. It is recommended that you simply let the installer download and install the latest version of Windows DOSBox. ScummVM is not technically required but it is recommended, as the Space Quest II ScummVM version's music is superior to its DOSBox counterpart.
3. Feel free to test out the game at this point, as it should work. However, for me there was a massive amount of lag in playing the game. If you also experience it, you can fix it by changing one line in the dosbox.conf file in the Space Quest 1 folder. (path should look like: /home/username/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Sierra/Space Quest Collection(TM)/sq1vga/dosbox.conf) Simply find the line:
And change it to:
You can also find other settings here and you are free to change them as you please. As always, it is recommended you make a backup file before implementing drastic changes.