The Way Things Work

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1996 Release, for Windows 3.1/95 and Macintosh System 7

Application Details:

Version: 2.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.36

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

The Way Things Works installer (but it froze when finished copying file).

What does not

QuickTime installer: it terminated immediately after it popped up.

The Way Things Work itself: on starting, it warned about an absence of QuickTime, and that it was running on 16 color or less.
When clicked OK, it displayed splash screen and crashed with unhandled page fault. 


What was not tested

Playing The Way Things Work.
Accessing website links.
All other stuff that's not mentioned.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The Way Things Work itself seems to be a Win16 application (the main executable was 16-bit and it supports Windows 3.1) It also depends on QuickTime 16-bit (bundled), which failed to install as mentioned. Tested with WINE's Windows version 3.1/95/98/XP Using ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics (fglrx driver) and Intel HDA/Realtek ALC880 audio (ALSA) with WINE's winealsa.drv WINE installed without GStreamer, OpenCL, XInput2 and OSS support.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jan 23 20121.3.36Yes No GarbageNachanon Vetjasit 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18260 QuickTime 2.x win16 installer exits silently NEW View
31232 The Way Things Work 2.0 installer froze after finished copying files UNCONFIRMED View

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