What does not
The only problem i had running was a glitch which makes planets and texts stay invisible when the camera is at a certain position, but nothing serious.
What was not tested
It is hard to believe, but, yes, the game runs fine when you install Visual C++ 2005 (or winetricks vcrun2005). It was tested on this machine: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2 GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 500 GB HDD and 80 GB HDD Resolution: 1280x800 Graphics: All low, except for clouds and planet resolution in 10x.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Sabayon 9||Aug 17 2012||1.5.10||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 07 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||James Kilfiger|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 24 2011||1.3.14||Yes||Yes||Gold||James Whittamore|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 30 2011||1.3.9||Yes||Yes||Silver||James Whittamore|
Tested with an ASUS P4P800E-deluxe mobo with P4 Prescott 3.2 GHz nudged up to 3.74 GHz, Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS pci, Western Digital Raptor 74 GB HDD, 4 GB of RAM. I just installed an Nvidia GeForce 7950 GT 8X AGP 512MB DDR3. Yesterday I stumbled across an Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.2GHz CPU SL7AA. I'm also going to add another Raptor for RAID0, and switch to LVM.