Zafehouse: Diaries

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Application Details:

License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.19

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What works

Both the installer and the game itself work: launching, creating a new game, playing, saving and restoring.

What does not

Fullscreen mode is buggy, so the solution is to use the 1024 x 768 virtual desktop.


What was not tested

Thorough gameplay: so far I have only advanced a couple of turns.

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Additional Comments

To prepare a prefix I had to use the following winetricks verbs: dotnet35sp1 gdiplus vcrun2008

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 21 20161.9.19Yes No GarbageSerge Hooge 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 15 20141.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 05 20131.6-rc4Yes Yes SilverIgor Zinovyev 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
41921 Zafehouse: Diaries crashes when attempting to start the game CLOSED FIXED View
41926 Zafehouse demo crashes with Call from 0x7b43c14c to unimplemented function ddraw.dll.GetSurfaceFromDC, aborting CLOSED FIXED View
42060 Zafehouse Diaries stuck on the loading screen (needs gdiplus.dll.GdipWindingModeOutline implementation) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO: Installation

In order to make the game run properly, create a brand new prefix for it:

env WINEPREFIX=~/zafehouse_wine_prefix WINEARCH=win32 winetricks -q dotnet35sp1 vcrun2008 gdiplus

This command will create a new prefix in the path that is specified by the WINEPREFIX parameter. Feel free to choose whatever path you want.

If you are installing the .NET Framework for the first time from winetricks, get ready to download some packages manually. The installation script will terminate from time to time telling you to visit a certain page, get the file from that page and put it in a specific folder.

Note: the -q parameter that is passed to winetricks makes it suppress all the dialogs during the installation, including those with the license agreement. If that's not what you want, remove the parameter.

Also note: You need the latest winetricks executable to properly install all the required software. You can get it on the winetricks site.

After your prefix is ready, you need to execute theGOG installer:

 env WINEPREFIX=~/zafehouse_wine_prefix wine ~/Downloads/setup_zafehouse_diaries_2.0.0.3.exe

After the installation finishes, you need execute the patch:

 env WINEPREFIX=~/zafehouse_wine_prefix wine ~/Downloads/patch_zafehouse_diaries_2.0.2.5.exe

After that you're done, enjoy!


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by Dima Nemchenko on Wednesday February 5th 2014, 12:39

I had to modify my winetricks as per to get dotnet35sp1 to install correctly.

Then I found that text in the game was not displaying properly, so I had to install gdiplus as per, switch the game to using GDI+ with the Zafehouse Diaries Diagnostic Tool, and start a new game (attempting to continue a game started prior to switching to GDI+ caused it to crash.)

Everything appears to be working now...