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


securom online activation

playing the game @1024x768 resolution on high details (quality=8)

sound, music and speech is glitch-free (using Alsa with default settings)


changing screen resolution

keyboard & mouse movement

What does not

characters and objects are black when GLSL=enabled, see comments below


What was not tested

everything was tested, I finished the game

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Additional Comments

Gamersgate version of the game, doesn't contain the infamous launcher that caused problems to others, the game starts up correctly and fully playable. Only native d3dx9_41.dll was needed, the installer copied the file into the game's directory. Characters, objects are plain black (depending on the detail level): I had to modify the registry key 'UseGLSL' to 'disabled' to correct the issue. This might affect only Nvidia 7xxx series and older cards. Nvidia 7600 GT card with driver 195.36.24 3 GB Ram installed (Linux swaps a lot after quitting the game)

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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 

Known Bugs

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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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