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BioSys

The only version ever published. It's stable on Windows, BUT only works under Windows 95/98 or (on higher Windows versions) in compatibility mode for Windows 95/98.

Application Details:

Version: 1.00
License: Retail
URL:  
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.3

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Video playback, ingame buttons, ingame text input, fonts.

What does not

"New Game" button does not work.

Overlay obects are neither visible nor touchable, inventory appears empty.

Workarounds

Start a new game by waiting for the intro to finish playing.

What was not tested

Nothing

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

WINEARCH=win32, "Windows 98"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20215.0.3Yes Yes NoSilverLaKoon 
CurrentUbuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20215.0.3Yes Yes YesBronzeLaKoon 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Sep 28 20121.4.1Yes Yes GoldLaKoon 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 12 20111.3.18Yes Yes GoldLaKoon 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Jun 09 20121.2.3Yes Yes GoldLaKoon 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

NOTE: Font colours work for WINE > 1.4.1
WINE 1.4.1 seems to have resolved the non-black font colour issue that rendered many in-game displays unreadable. Now they display the correct colours like they do under Windows.
HOWTO 1. Videos
To get the videos in BioSys running copy the msvidc32.dll from a generic Windows installation ("C:/windows/system32/msvidc32.dll" for me) to the respective folder in your wine directory tree ("$HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/" for me). Then set in the wineconfig -> Library menu msvidc32 to "Native (Windows)" only.
Tested with msvidc32.dll file Version 5.1.2600.0 (size 25 kB) on Ubuntu 10.10 and Debian 6.0.2.1 and 7.0 .
HOWTO 2. Path Issue
To start BioSys.exe from the command line without problems you have to make the BioSys directory your present working directory by typing cd /path/to/BioSYS ("cd '$HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Jumpstart Solutions/Biosys'" for me) before running BioSys.exe with "wine BioSys.exe".
Tested in Ubuntu 10.10 and Debian 6.0.2.1 and 7.0 .

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