Everything tested up to entering Relto
What does not
Installer (but not the actual game) requires mfc42.dll, which is not provided by wine, and will fail with a non-descriptive error message if it cannot find it.
Original CD copy protection (SafeDisc), but you can use the official NoCD released in 2010 – see extra comments.
Enabling EAX with Wine-Staging results in Audio stuttering – just leave it disabled in the settings.
Use winetricks mfc42 to install the missing Windows component or download the DLL manually from one of the many “dll fix”-sites.
What was not tested
Most of the game
While the game installs fine, it originally refused to run without the SafeDisc kernel driver being loaded and verifying that the correct CD is inserted. Since WINE cannot load kernel drivers this used to be a show-stopper.
SafeDisc does not work with newer (7+) Windows versions however, so the developers decided to release an official NoCD crack that can be used to disable this nuisance. To install the game with this crack proceed as follows:
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Feb 26 2018||3.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alexander Schlarb|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 17 2010||1.1.37||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Alexander|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 23 2009||1.1.35||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Daemos|