Kingpin: Life of Crime

The CD-ROM release of Kingpin for Windows

Application Details:

Version: 1.21
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.41

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What works

The installer works fine at installing the game. The title screen appears with music.

What does not

After the Kingpin Title Intro has completed, the program halts with a "Hardware Not Detected!" error window.

On a Windows machine, you would get this message if you never installed your graphics drivers for your video card. I had ATI catalyst drivers installed and working on my Linux test machine, and I still got this error. Judging by the debug messages, it looks like a glide dll is not available.

Wine says:-

err:module:import_dll Library glide2x.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Kingpin\\3dfxgl.dll") not found


What was not tested

The rest of the game unfortunately.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

There is a Linux installer for this game, but I couldn't get it to work.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 25 20101.1.41N/A Yes SilverTom 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 22 20091.0.1Yes No Garbagebruja 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 02 20060.9.18.Yes Yes PlatinumPatrick Thomson 
ShowGentoo LinuxMay 17 20060.9.13.Yes Yes Platinumkillertux 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 01 20060.9.11.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Run whit last wine versions and GPUs

In my case must be added at the beginning of the run line this variable:

In my launcher to playonlinux Steam, edit whit this changes and run perfectly:

Add this: export __GL_ExtensionStringVersion=17700

[ "$PLAYONLINUX" = "" ] && exit 0
source "$PLAYONLINUX/lib/sources"
export WINEPREFIX="/home/david/.PlayOnLinux//wineprefix/Steam"
export WINEDEBUG="-all"
export __GL_ExtensionStringVersion=17700
cd "/home/david/.PlayOnLinux//wineprefix/Steam/drive_c/./Program Files/Steam"
POL_Wine Steam.exe "$@"

Thanks mate under Béla Gyebrószki.
Your message:
"Béla Gyebrószki 08/05/2014 9:54:12 CDT
There's a demo version with which i can play the problem:

The game is based on the Quake 2 engine, the game starting with 'wine kingpin.exe __GL_ExtensionStringVersion = 17700' makes it possible to start the demo.

Possibly another dupe of bug # 25362.

Tested with Nvidia binary 337.19 drivers "


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Kingpin with latest Wine Stable, Debian Stable
by David on Thursday December 19th 2019, 11:45
Is there anyone out there that has gotten this to work.
There seems to have been a regression between wine-1.0 and wine-4.0.
I get an unhandled exception error before loading.