Installation up to the end.
What does not
Installer does not shut down properly, the 3DSetup.exe and Wiz8.exe (both the setup program and the game itself) both crash, even from a copy of an installation done in Windows.
What was not tested
3DSetup.exe will complain about needing mfc42.dll, not msvcrt40.dll as specified in the Wine notes, even though giving it that too will not help. I'm pretty confident it doesn't matter what version Wiz8 is, as the installation from CD was probably 1.0 but there is no way to find out that I can see, no text files with version numbers etc, and the patched version from the Windows installation crashed as well which I think was the latest version. You need to install it from the command line to get around the Ubuntu nautilus window which warns you about it not being marked as executable.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 29 2010||1.2-rc1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 21 2010||1.1.42||Yes||No||Garbage||Yfrwlf|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"||Jan 12 2010||1.1.35||Yes||Yes||Gold||Drag4on|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 03 2009||1.1.12||N/A||Yes||Gold||Vit Hrachovy|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 06 2008||1.1.10||N/A||Yes||Gold||Vit Hrachovy|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|3958||Font Bugs in Wizardry 8||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|5812||wizardry 8 game crashes at startup in DirectDrawGammaControl_Vtbl in ddraw||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8059||Wizardry 8 installation crashes with X error||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|8272||When exiting Wizardry 8 waits until background music thread finishes playing||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
Â3DSetup requires MSVCRT40.DLL.
In case the 3D setup doesn't work for You, here is a sample 3DVideo.CFG file:Â
RAD Game Tools RSX 3D Audio
In order to prevent bug 8272 manifestation, use RAD Game Tools RSX 3D Audio as Sound output.