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Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper

I tried the Italian version on the original cd.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.sherlockholmes-theg...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4

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What works

* Downloading and installing the game from Steam; * Launching and playing the game after applying "workaround" to get rid of DRM protection system that fails to work properly under Wine;

What does not

Starting up the game with original due to it uses "Tages" copy protection system which is incompatible with Wine (yet). Game might behave unstable and might crash after "starting a new game" from main menu. It had turned out that this behavior is caused by system locale settings. Starting the game up with LANG="en_US" or LANG="C" exported to the environment fixes the problem.

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What was not tested

Everything was tested (except for playing the game from start to end; had only played it for about 4 hours).

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

System specs I had tested the game on: AMD Phenom II X4 955 CPU @3.2GHz, 6GB DDR2 RAM, nVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPU with 1GB VRAM. Essential software components: Linux Kernel 2.6.38.8-32.fc14.i686.PAE, nVIDIA Display Drivers 280.13 32bit. Game runs perfectly. By default Steam installs DirectX runtime on the first game launch, it seems not to be required. What is actually required is nVIDIA PhysX runtime which also gets installed automatically by steam. To run the game you would need to somehow obtain game.exe binary which isn't protected by Tages DRM. It might be illegal in some countries to use binaries having DRM stripped-out, be sure to check and conform to your country regulations and laws. Running DRM-free binary from under Steam client might cause the game to crash. In such cases try to run the binary directly instead. It is possible to use hardware-accelerated (Cuda) PhysX. You would need to install the nVIDIA Cuda Toolkit on your host system and then download and compile a Cuda wrapper dll for Wine. Sources for this DLL might be fetched here: https://github.com/lexa2/wine-cuda After compiling "cudart32_40_17.dll.so" you would need to replace original cudart32_*.dll from PhysX installation with your freshly compiled Wine dll. Possible way to do it is to copy "cudart32_40_17.dll.so" to the "$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/NVIDIA Corporation/PhysX/Common/" folder, rename original "cudart32_*.dll" to something like "cudart32_*.dll.backup" and then add one symlink per renamed "cudart32_*.dll" pointing to the "cudart32_40_17.dll.so".

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 29 20121.4Yes No Garbagefabrizio 
CurrentFedora 14Nov 02 20111.3.31Yes Yes GoldAlexey Loukianov 
ShowMandriva 2010.0Feb 19 20101.1.38Yes Yes GoldJames 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 20 20091.1.35Yes Yes Platinumfabrizio 

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