Installation, software rendering mode, hardware rendering mode, joystick control, intro videos
What does not
Sound, joystick HAT, in-game commentary (both "hear commentary" (no sound) and "see commentary" (no text)).
What was not tested
Multiplayer, in-game videos (I suspect those would work as well as the intro videos)
The game itself forces 640x480 mode maximum, which sucks, especially if you have a non 4:3 ratio screen like I do. Even so, lots of things work, but there are a few issues. Some placement of the UI elements in the pre-race screens are a bit off. For example, the track list on the Races tab is (at a guess) 20 or so pixels too high and to the left. Also, the main screen has scrollbars on the right and bottom of the screen. These shouldn't be there. There are some troubles with mode setting and the program minimising itself. This is possibly an issue with my WM not liking the way MTM2 recreates its window as it changes the screen mode, or goes in and out of "fullscreen" mode. I'm not sure. But it can also stuff up the dimensions of other windows, as well as the positions of icons on the desktop. (I remember that being an old problem in Windows. *Reminisces...*) It also causes problems to do with switching between hardware and software rendering mode. The game is fine in hardware rendering mode, so long as it stays there. The game goes back to software rendering mode when it comes out of "fullscreen" mode, which essentially means that if you call up the menu or minimise the program (or it minimises itself), it'll go into software mode. Bringing it back to fullscreen (and hardware) mode doesn't seem to work. The top menu bar stays on in fullscreen mode. (It should go away.) I *think* the joystick hat (the thumb view-button thing) worked in Windows, but I'm not sure. It doesn't work in Wine. No game or UI sound. The configuration menu seems to recognise sound devices exist (a dmix device is listed), but won't remember any settings - it always goes back to Primary Sound Device @ 16bits @ 11kHz. Intro videos play just fine, including audio. I didn't get a chance to try, but I'd be surprised if the in-game videos didn't also work. CD music does not work. The game is supposed to play CDDA type music on the original game disc by whatever Windows' way of playing a CD through the drive's analog connection is. This isn't just a problem with the CD being mounted (which, depending on your install, may be necessary to see the videos, and which I assume would be a conflict), because it also doesn't play when the CD is not mounted. Things seem to go wrong after a race. First, you're put back to a black screen. You still have the menubar, so you can select a different screen from that, but the screens you can select tend to be unresponsive to button clicks. I can't find a way to race more than once. So, some problems, but you can actually play it (once), now.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"||Sep 21 2015||1.7.46||Yes||Yes||Silver||David|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 23 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Seb35|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 20 2009||1.1.23||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny" x86_64||May 18 2008||1.0-rc1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Brendon Higgins|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny" x86_64||May 09 2008||0.9.59.||Yes||No||Garbage||Brendon Higgins|