General CD version of KISS: Psycho Circus game.
Installing from CD. The game really launches and you can even play a few minutes, but the amount of bugs is over the top. See below.
What does not
ÂÂWell at first you can only play game in virtual desktop emulation mode, even though the possibility of successful launch depends very much. Looks like a dice game.
In case you haveÂ once unfocused, you have to shut down the Wine, otherwise everything locks. In case you have chosen the wrong resolution - X server terminates with signal 11. The idea of wrong resolution is strange: i.e. 1024x768 works, 800x600 doesn't.
After that you will come to a broken main menu, where labels flicker and disappear, but if you guess where to click - you may be lucky. Eventually I've managed to launch the game tutorial and it works in WineD3D mode almost fine. Really small glitches with graphics sometimes appear. (Wine libs used, native ones crash the X immediately). There is no sound (ALSA), and also extremely quiet sound (OSS), even though all mixers set 100 percent. I didn't managed to find how to fix it. The graphics are just a bit choppy, but playable. Average of 30fps, I'd said. However you will still be unable to actually play the game because keyboard seems broken. When you hold a key, it is being hold for one second or something. No way you will move with W,S,A,D. Game manual says that it is something wrong with Windows 2K, but I've tried 95 mode as well - same results. Well, literally step by step I've even made it through the tutorial and just a bit of first level.Â
What was not tested
Mapping the joystick.
Patches. Note that I've eventually managed to find some worÂking links at filefront, but none of the patches applied to my version (Seems to me, "Gold")
Here it is the link in case it helps you:
Uninstalling the game failed, I had to purge it manually.
I'm just unable to mark it as "Bronze" even though the game actually runs and gives the control to the player. Literally, it is "Garbage".
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||opensuse leap 15.1||Aug 01 2020||5.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Wexor|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 12 2016||1.9.18||Yes||Yes||Platinum||MichaÅ‚ Klekowicki|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"||Sep 04 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Eau_De_Cologne|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"||Sep 02 2009||1.1.28||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Eau_De_Cologne|
In order to fix disappearing items on GeForce boards, google for "cshell.dll" library replacement for the game.
It is a well-known GeForce patch released back in 2000. Here it is the download mirror. Unpack the archive and replace the "cshell.dll" file in the game installation directory.