playing the game in virtual desktop mode @800x600
cutscenes, in-game videos
visuals, rendering, animations are fine
What does not
without a no-cd crack the game is unplayable
outside ambient sounds are much too loud and can be heard continuously, as if some of the game's sound files are repeated again and again.
in-game anti-aliasing (can be forced through Nvidia control panel)
What was not tested
everything was tested, I played out the game without a crash (strictly in virtual desktop mode)
The game needs native msvcp60.dll, you can install it with 'winetricks vcrun6'. Without a proper no-cd crack the game starts but shows only a black screen. Search for a crack for the Collector's Edition. Best to play in virtual desktop mode, fullscreen had serious issues for me, including freezing, unresponsive WM etc. Might be a Nvidia driver issue, too. Whenever the game makes a screen transition the whole screen turns to black for 1-2 seconds, even if you are running the game in virtual desktop mode. Most annoying bug is the loud ambient sound when you are outside, tried with various settings in Wine's audio tab, no luck. Despite the mentioned bugs the game is well playable.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Mar 25 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||real name|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 27 2017||2.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Le Gluon du Net|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 18 2017||2.10||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alex Shilo|
|Show||openSUSE 13.1 x86_64||Jan 01 2017||1.9.23||Yes||Yes||Gold||Mikael|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Apr 24 2013||1.5.28||Yes||Yes||Gold||eroen|