Plants Vs. Zombies

Special Game of the Year Edition

Application Details:

Version: GOTY Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.18

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Test Results

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What works

Everything so far -- run the autorun exe (whatever it was called) to install.  Creates an icon on your desktop.

Game works fine. Full screen works fine. Played all the way through adventure mode and various mini-games.

What does not

The "3d acceleration option" -- I'm not sure.  It doesn't break or crash, but I can't tell if it actually provides any performance improvement when it's enabled

Slow animation in between levels: at the start of a level, the game does a big scroll across your lawn over to the waiting zombies where you choose plants.  On my laptop (with /proc/cpuinfo model_name of "Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2370M CPU @ 2.40GHz") the animation here is choppy.  However, the actual levels themselves always play fine, no choppiness.  So that's really another quibble.


What was not tested

The GOTY disk has some other bonus feature things on it that I have not bothered with.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Ok, I put some stuff in the "does not work" section, but I am just quibbling and being thorough. As far as I'm concerned, this game works exactly as well as a native Linux version, except perhaps this version might require more processing power than a native version would.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 17 20141.7.18Yes Yes PlatinumSabun 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Apr 02 20141.7.15Yes Yes SilverInukaze 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 20 20151.6.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1Feb 13 20121.4-rc3No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 16 20111.3.34Yes Yes GoldAnomalyDetected 

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Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
by Chris Chapman on Saturday October 29th 2011, 3:39
Installer bailed out following accepting the licence. Installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) from the Microsoft website prior to installation of PvZ allowed the installation to complete.
GOTY edition is garbage
by digger on Sunday June 26th 2011, 1:49
I emailed popcap and they sent me a link & key to download the latest version. It work great now. :)