The game runs well under wine; everything, on the aspect of gameplay and graphics are identical to running it under Windows.
What does not
I used an older version of mfc42.dll, and so the program froze when trying to call up a save dialog. This applies to the open dialog also, and possibly others. I suggest using the "save state" functionality instead, if used with an older version. I do not know if this problem exists with newer versions of mfc42.dll...
What was not tested
Many of the menu options, I only used the save and load state functions.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 13 2014||1.4.1||N/A||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 12 2014||1.4.1||N/A||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64||Dec 16 2013||1.4.1||N/A||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 03 2011||1.3.19||N/A||Yes||Bronze||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Fedora 13||Jul 01 2010||1.2-rc5||N/A||Yes||Gold||Ahmed El-Mahdawy|
There is a minor tweak needed to get the emulator to run. There is a DLL that VisualBoy requires that Wine doesn't have, no one has decided to port the DLL to Wine.
With the new version of Wine (1.2), a couple before it as well, it winetricks is now included with Wine. Which makes this even easier.
Use this command:
For older versions of wine:
Then Run this command:
sh winetricks mfc42