F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon

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The Single-player Demo of the game

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Version: Demo (Single-Player)
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Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.4

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What works

The installer, the config.exe app. The installer will not let you click through the license agreement because the accept radio and next button stay grayed out, but scrolling to the bottom and pressing enter allowed me through. Scrolling may not even be necessary, but I didn't try that (looking at other's comments now it appears that it's not). I also used the WINEDLLOVERRIDES as listed on Frank's Corner for InstallShield installers. Again based on other's experiences it seems this wasn't necessary. The config.exe app that is installed with it worked once I copied the DLL it complained about not having from an XP installation (probably also available online).

What does not

The game. When starting it crashes with an unhandled exception: page fault on write access etc. etc. It was necessary to select allow pixel shaders in winecfg or the game would exit saying that my video card was not supported. Also, 3 DLL's were needed (msvcp71.dll, msvcr71.dll, d3dx9_25.dll - the latter probably being the cause of the crashing). I copied them from an XP install. Tried every combination of settings I could think of in winecfg but the crashes continued regardless.


What was not tested

Anything requiring the game to start

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 04 20204.0.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumDadu042 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 05 20141.7.18Yes Yes PlatinumJarkko Korpi 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20081.1.11Yes Yes GoldJeffZ 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 06 20060.9.20.Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowSUSE 10.0 x86_64Apr 16 20060.9.12.No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 

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