Registering the program with the Aerosoft launcher or mini launcher. Driving the 'Missions' and scenarios.
What does not
Some missions crash whilst loading sometimes, especially the 'Collecting' mission. This can be worked around by loading another mission, then exiting it as soon as you have clicked 'Start Mission' after it has loaded. The problem missions then run fine.
The game will not run with any Wine version with the D3D CSMT patches enabled. Disable them in the registry settings.
What was not tested
Not all scenarios tested.
To run install the following in Winetricks. I had to use version 1.60 for some of the dlls to install. Devenum Xact June 2010 Quartz Windowscodecs WMP9 and codecs (should be both installed when run WMP in Winetricks) msxml3 WMP9 will install some other required dlls. When the game is installed you need to enter your email address you used when purchasing the game and the registration key. The boxed version may include a registration key. When installing the game do not install the DirectX files or run the Aerosoft launcher after it has installed (It uses .NET3.5 and there is an easier way to register the game). Let it install as the game can't be registered without it being installed. The easiest way to register the game is to download the latest version of the Aerosoft launcher from http://aerosoft2.de/downloads/launcher/site/main.php?language=eng&menue=1 Run the launcher updater in Wine and it will update. A mini launcher (ASviewer.exe) is provided as part of the update. It is in 'Program Files\Aerosoft\Launcher'. Run the mini launcher and enter the email address you used when purchasing the game. You may have to press enter to get rid of the 'Activation successful' dialogue box. Quit the mini launcher. The game file (Wos3.exe) is in 'Program Files\TML-Studios\World of Subways Vol.3\Bin'. I would suggest turning all the graphics settings down low if the game crashes and experiment to get the best settings. I can't have shadows set any higher that low, but most other settings work fine on high or on. Bump mapping and glow can cause crashes if used together. If you run out of product registrations (installed on 3 computers or with 3 changes of hardware) the only way to get around this is to use the full version of the Aerosoft launcher. This requires .NET3.5SP1 to be installed using Winetricks. It can be problematical to install. I used Wine 1.7.1 for the .NET install, all the 1.7.x versions should work. I have not tried using Mono instead, but it may work now. If you have not installed some of the versions of .NET previously Winetricks will stop and tell you where to download them from, and where to put the downloaded files. You will need to re-run the Winetricks .NET install again. This step may be required more than once. If you subsequently install .NET 3.5 in another wrapper the files don't have to be downloaded again. Winetricks will download and install various .NET versions. It can take a while as it installs every version of .NET from 2.0 up to 3.5 including all the service packs. If it asks you to download a file and re-run the script then do so as above. The only errors you should get are that Windows can't uninstall previous .NET versions. You can safely ignore these. Other errors may mean .NET 3.5 will not work correctly.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"||Feb 23 2014||1.7.13||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Manktelow|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"||Jan 24 2013||1.5.21||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Manktelow|