With This Patch applied
The patch fix:
- Applying the patch
- The game itself; you can start and actually finish races and use the career mode
- Sound, BUT SEE BELOW OR ELSE
What does not
- Unpatched versions: copy protection is killing WINE, use a NoCD patch.
- SOUND, ACTUALLY: There is some background music in the menus and you can hear people talk, but that's about it: The game sound track does NOT work, also there are no engine/crash sounds ingame. I tried both ALSA and OSS.
- Playing the game with more than 2 GiB of RAM: Seriously, the game will simply refuse to start ("enable virtual memory"). If you have more than 2 GiB and are unwilling to remove some of it temporarily, you can try restricting memory usage with kernel cheat codes: mem=2000M or something like that. But beware - this can have unforseen consequences (for example: When I apply this voodoo, my onboard wifi chip just disappears). This bug is also present on Windows, the patch was supposed to fix this, but alas, it doesn't, or if it does then the NoCD patch is reverting its effect.
- Multiplayer: This COULD work, but I'm afraid it won't. I could create a game, but I didn't see any open ones. Could be because nobody is playing anymore, but I'm not to know.
What was not tested
- Playing any further than just a few races as it's really not that much fun without real sound.
Rating this bronze BECAUSE... well, you COULD probably play it through, you might even play it online (I don't know), BUT it isn't really fun without sound. If it had sound, I'd rate it silver or gold.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 21 2012||1.5.11||Yes||Yes||Gold||Lara Maia|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya"||Jul 15 2012||1.5.8||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 07 2012||1.5.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Lara Maia|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 12 2012||1.5.3||Yes||Yes||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 25 2011||1.3.24||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Lara Maia|
If you have problems with audio in-game, install DSound with winetricks:
$ winetricks dsound