Escape from Monkey Island

Should fix some bugs that caused frozen game. Get the patch at

Application Details:

Version: 1.1
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.41

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What works

Everything tested, but with a few graphical glitches (blue textures on Guybrush's face etc)

What does not

Starting the game from Wine menu, ie the link to Monkey.exe in install directory (Monkey.exe shows the dialog where you can start the game, uninstall, change settings etc). This results in the desktop resolution changing to 640x480, the EFMI title shows in taskbar but no window shows. I had to terminate the process and manually revert the resolution.

Instead, start Monkey4.exe in install directory.


What was not tested

Changing CDs later in the game.

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Additional Comments

Since I have the original game on CD I didn't want to go through the trouble of making iso files and mounting them during install. I'm not afraid of typing a few rows of text in the terminal, so this is what I did: 1. Insert first CD, it'll be mounted as /media/MONKEY4_CD1 2. Start Wine configuration and add this path as D: and set it as CD-ROM under the advanced settings 3. Start the install program and wait until it wants to change CD 4. Enter "wine eject" in a terminal to make it open the tray 5. Change CD and it'll be mounted as /media/MONKEY4_CD2 6. Make a symlink from this location to MONKEY4_CD1 in /media (sudo ln -s /media/MONKEY4_CD2 /media/MONKEY4_CD1) * Hit Yes in the install program to continue. When asked to change back to CD1, remove symlink (sudo rm /media/MONKEY4_CD1) and change CD ("wine eject" needed again). I also had to make some changes in the registry to get the game to run. I'm not sure this is nescessary when following the above, I think I started the install and then did step 2. The reason for editing the registry is that the path to the CD-ROM is identified as Z:\media\MONKEY4_CD1, and I changed this to D:. This is also mentioned in one of the other test reports. Choose Browse C: Drive in the Wine menu, navigate to windows directory and start regedit.exe. Then navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Monkey4\Retail and change the keys Analyze Path, CD Path, Source Dir and Source Path. I suspect that you have to change D: in Wine configuration once the CD change occurs, to point to /media/MONKEY4_CD2.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware64 14.1May 01 20151.7.41Yes Yes GoldJeff MacLoue 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 12 20141.7.22Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 
ShowGentoo LinuxApr 22 20121.5.2Yes Yes BronzePlague 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 07 20111.3.34Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 22 20111.3.33Yes Yes BronzeLuis Alvarado 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO Install the game
To install the game, you have to switch CDs during the process. The easiest way is to "mount one over the other":
  • mount cd1.iso /mnt/image
  • start installer and wait for it to ask for the other CD
  • mount cd2.iso /mnt/image
  • wait for the installer to ask for the first CD again
  • umount /mnt/image
  • finish the installtion
You can also use wine eject x: command, but it does not always work for me.
HOWTO Make graphics work
OBSOLETE: This addresses blue faces, hands etc, and more glitches! (not for every wine version apparently, please test this)
Use monkey4.exe to run the game (the launcher), not monkey.exe (the game itself).
Also, setup graphics to use OpenGL instead of Direct3D and 32bpp (in the launcher options).


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