Because Steam itself runs fine downloading the game isn't a problem.
What does not
Completing the installation in Steam and running it .
What was not tested
Playing or actually running the game.
Actually I tested this with current git HEAD ac85305c95e6e26954f3b3aea4909371ba36d674, not the 1.1.33 release. When I first started it in Steam I got an Incomplete Installation (53) error from Steam. Then I started in Vista where Steam could complete the installation fine and then run the game. Afterwards I tried again with wine and now get Game currently unavaible. Starting bin/SamHD.exe directly said X3DAudio1_6.dll is missing so used winetricks directx9 but I still had to copy it from my local Vista. But then it still won't run.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Feb 10 2016||1.9.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Roman Hargrave|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jul 24 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||HAARP|
|Show||Fedora 16 x86_64||Mar 08 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||John P Sims|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 11 2012||1.4-rc6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||mr.The|
|Show||Arch Linux||Oct 13 2010||1.3.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||ezzetabi|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|12182||Multiple games need X3DAudio1_1.dll (Supreme Commander)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20736||Left 4 Dead 2 needs imagehlp/ImageAddCertificate() to complete installation||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22268||SWKOTOR: Fails to detect installed graphic drivers||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|29079||Serious Sam HD TSE: low performance||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
The game can only be installed using Wine 1.1.34 or newer.
However it's recommended to use the latest Wine version to install it without doing anything.
To install the game on older versions you'll have to bypass the "Error 53" problem.
Use the patch from the following link: bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=24845
Then compile Wine and run the game.