Category: Main Games Puzzle Safecracker unknown


1997 original release CD of the game with multi-language support (english, swedish, french, german, spanish, italian and dutch).

Application Details:

Version: unknown
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

100% completion gameplay

What does not

Swedish characters Å, Ä, Ö not showing.


winetricks corefonts

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Tested in clean 64-bit prefix with Windows version set to Windows 10.

Still need to mount CD with offset=0

$ sudo mount -t iso9660 -o offset=0 /dev/sr0 /mnt

"3mb"-patch applied according to how-to.

Still need to limit the cpu when scrolling the inventory.

RTX 3070
Kernel 5.15
Budgie DE

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentManjaro Linux 22Mar 22 20238.1Yes Yes YesGoldBob Niemöller 
ShowManjaro Linux 21.3Jun 29 20227.10Yes Yes YesGoldBob Niemöller 
ShowManjaro Linux 21.2Mar 13 20227.3Yes Yes YesGoldBob Niemöller 
ShowManjaro Linux 21.2Mar 03 20227.1Yes Yes YesGoldBob Niemöller 
ShowManjaro Linux 18.0.0Apr 03 20194.5No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldBob Niemöller 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
44931 Macromedia Director Player 5.0/6.0 based games fail to run: "This program requires at least 3MB of free virtual memory to run" (Nine: The last Resort) NEW View
46957 Safecracker (1998) installer freezes after selection of installation directory (broken installer, local buffer from previous stack frame/out of scope data passed to Win32 API) NEW View
53292 Safecracker: Missing swedish characters in roll-list in-game UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Fixing Macromedia

Macromedia Director Player 5.0/6.0 (which Safecracker is developed in) has a bug that it does not correctly recognize available RAM, possibly due to the program being old. This issue presents itself with a popup at startup saying "This program requires at least 3mb of free virtual memory to run".
In order to remove the error popping up at the start of the game (post installation), one need to patch the .exe-file using the method described here (mirror

Managing really fast scrolling in inventory

Scrolling through the inventory in-game is too fast for it to be usable on modern computers. This is bypassed by temporarily slowing the process down to 5% with e.g. cpulimit ( )when needed. 

$ ps -eo pid,command | grep sc_

$ cpulimit -p pid -l 5

Process found