Almost everything (important) works. Simulation runs smoothly, models, graphs, evolution, placing objects, creatures, and so on. Save and load work correctly. Globe view, as well as all options associated, work. Note that the Gaia view (displaces a globe with a face) causes the program to lag, but not crash (as far as tested). Successfully installed from original compact disc on Windows XP mode.
What does not
-Sound (music, sound effects, and so on) do not work. -Cannot scroll with arrow keys. -The game will not run from the CD, it must be installed locally on the C: drive. -Electronic registration does not work. It seems to be a wine problem, but I doubt that the registration services at Maxis still run for this program. -This game will not run on Wine's Windows 3.1, despite the CD proclaiming its requirements to be Windows 3.1+.
What was not tested
-Nothing in-game once installed (every feature I could think of was tested). -Downloadable abandonware SimEarth zip file was not tested; Only the original installer was tested.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 30 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|