Sam & Max Episode 301: The Penal Zone

The initial release of the game downloaded directly from Telltale Games.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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Everything, the entire game start to finish

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Additional Comments

The sound problem is the same problem found in many games, in It's actually not technically a bug as the behavior is intentional and will be properly fixed in the near future (hopefully). For the time being the problem can be corrected with winecfg > libraries > mmdevapi = disabled. All credit for the workaround goes to the fine folks in the Telltale Games Forums Linux Thread located HERE: Hopefully a proper fix appears before Episode 302 so others don't have to hunt around and can play these games at Platinum Status right out of the box. Besides the workaround you need vcrun2005 installed via winetricks for the launcher to work properly. Once vcrun2005 and the workaround are enabled the game runs flawlessly.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 14 20131.4.1Yes Yes GoldOtus 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 16 20101.1.44Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentFedora 12 x86_64Apr 19 20101.1.43Yes Yes GoldSebastian Mikulec 
ShowMandriva 2010.0Apr 18 20101.1.43Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 12 x86_64Apr 15 20101.1.42Yes Yes BronzeSebastian Mikulec 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
21248 No sound in multiple applications, needs mmdevapi implemented CLOSED FIXED View
24746 Missing graphics in FBO OffscreenRenderingMode CLOSED FIXED View
27664 Various Telltale games crash on startup when a joystick is plugged in (application provides EnumDevice callback with wrong calling convention) CLOSED FIXED View

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