Mangchi: the Hammerboy

No Screenshot

Submit Screenshot

The retail game version which was also dumped on Archive, due to the game being abandonware.

The disc contains the game packaged on msi format, an update for DirectX 8.0 for Korean versions of Windows 9x and 2000/XP, and a set of drivers for several graphic cards (an oddity for the time, since it was more common on Western releases ten years earlier) including the defunct 3dfx cards (when the actual company was gone of business few years before the game release!), with an unspecified NVidia brand, and some 7000 series ATI Radeon cards.

The game documentation are written in Korean, but it was a bundle of Microsoft Word and HTML files which the text can be extracted and translated. The game menus uses English labels, and the characters barely (if ever) spoke anything, and the in-game music are generic.

The unfunny thing was the disc label and the msi package uses Hangul characters, making a little tricky to work.

Application Details:

Version: 1.00
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.20-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

No maintainers. Volunteer today!

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

In a nutshell, the game works if you install with a clean new pristine Wineprefix (it can be a 64-bit version without any problem), and enabled Korean locale and Korean fonts support to your Linux machine.
To avoid a painstaking process, uses Gnome Control Panel to install the Korean Language support (which will install Hangul fonts and Korean Locales), and restart the computer.

The Game CD (or the ISO file from Archive) must be mounted before playing the game, by running Winecfg with a Korean locale! (LC_ALL=ko_KR.UTF-8 winecfg), and then mount the disc ISO as CDROM (the Linux path will contain Hangul characters like "/media/nosferatu/??????/" ). Otherwise the game will fail to detect the CD-ROM and display an error in Korean language (of course).

The game installer launcher requires mfc42 to be installed (or simply open Setup folder and run setup.exe with a Korean locale to avoid winetricks for such triviality). If the setup complains a missing msi file (actually "???? ??.msi) this means that either Korean locale of Korean fonts are not enabled or broken.

It is highly recommendable to set a Virtual Wine Desktop window since the game will not run higher than 800*640 (or 1280*1024).
Once anything settled, the game are plainly playable. The intro videos (that uses Microsoft Windows Media Player 9(?)) also plays correctly, courtesying of Wine's own WMP implementation.

What does not


What was not tested

Finishing the game, which are actually short.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

A simpler game to finish quickly, and to break more time to install it and play it. Native Korean game are rare, shovelware rated, and requires some preparations to enable a non-Korean non-Windows operating system to play it.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 21.10 "Impish" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 10 20216.20-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumNosferatu Arucard 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

Show all bugs


Comments Disabled

Comments for this application have been disabled because there are no maintainers.