Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 - Launch of the Screaming Narwhal

Initial release. Setup downloaded from Telltale games website.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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What works

Installation, Activation, Playing Game


What does not

Initial activation, once done, causes process to go zombie and requires restart

Marketing splash screen before launch of game proper

Game requires D3DX9_41.dll

Game initially forces low screen resolution to X


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My test system ============== Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz 4MB DDR1066 RAM ATI Radeon 4830 512MB Installation ============ * Download setup from Telltale Games site. * Run installer as normal, ensure "check DirectX" option is unchecked. Activation ========== * Run the main exe. * Enter serial number from your account on Telltale Games site to link your account to the game. NB. At this point, after you have typed in your serial number into the popup, the process keeps on going and doing nothing else. You will, once activation has completed, need to kill the process. Playing Game ============ * Ensure you have D3DX9_41.dll installed into .wine/drive_c/windows/system32. Recommended for first run: Run through a virtual desktop which matches your native resolution, otherwise your desktop will be set to the default resolution of the game (800x600, I think?) * Run the main exe. * Click on "Launch Game". * Game will now launch, and be fully playable. * If you change the resolution to the native resolution of your desktop and exit, this resolution will be written to your preferences file, and you are able to now launch the game without having to have a virtual desktop set up. I run this at full detail on 1440x900 and it runs superbly.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 13 20131.4.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 09 20131.4.1Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxNov 14 20101.3.7Yes Yes GoldRyan 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 08 20101.3.6Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxJun 16 20101.2-rc3Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes

To get the launcher working if it doesn't load for you: 1) Use winetricks to install IE7 (NOT 8). 2) After installing IE7, install and launch the game. 3) On the launcher, there will be a small box to enter your serial number. Paste it into the box and hit enter. After a few seconds, a lot of error popups will appear. Wait a little longer and the serial number input will change into a link to start the game. Kill the popups with "wineserver -k" and load the launcher again to start the game. 4) This step is completely optional, but if you want to do it anyways you may. Use winetricks to install "msxml3", and then the launchers will have graphics and animations. You will get ActiveX and "script error" popups from IE; click "yes" for the ActiveX ones and "no" for the script ones. Click the button on the bottom-right and enter your serial number.


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