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.
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||6.20-staging|
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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.
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 21.10 "Impish" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 10 2021||6.20-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Nosferatu Arucard|