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Zork: Grand Inquisitor

Old school Zork adventure, loaded with playful puzzles and superb atmosphere. Seek the quest for returning magic usage in Great Underground Empire in nice rendered pseudo-3D environment.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
URL: http://www.activision.com
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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

Installs.  Sound effects in installer work if TiMidity++ is active.  Patch v1.2 applies.

What does not

Game launches to black screen.  No sound.  No response to input.

Workarounds

Xephyr used for 640x480x16 screen.

What was not tested

Registration (form loaded but not submitted).

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Xubuntu 20.04.3 x86_64

AMD Phenom 9550

GeForce GTX 750 Ti using Nvidia 470.57.02 driver


Tested using no-cd install guide below and also via CD operation by mapping S: and T: to drives.  Same failure for both.


Note:  Scummvm supports this title.


selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 06 20227.0Yes No YesGarbageJeff D. Hanson 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 11 20151.7.34Yes No GarbageJeff D. Hanson 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 02 20121.5.18Yes Yes Platinumturtles 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 11 20081.0-rc4Yes Yes SilverVit Hrachovy 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 01 20081.0-rc2N/A Yes GarbageVit Hrachovy 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2082 DirectDraw games only showing black screen NEW View
52529 Black screen in Zork: Grand Inquisitor UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
First, you need to apply patch from Bug 1347. Game won't redraw properly without this patch.
  1. Install the game into c:\games\zgi.
  2. Create folders c:\games\zgi\cd1, c:\games\zgi\cd2
  3. Copy the complete contents of each CD into its respective folder you've created in step 2.
  4. Modify file c:\games\zgi\inquis.zix to have following info at the head of file: inquis.zix
  5. Run winecfg and set the following values:
    Applications / Windows version: Windows XP
    Graphics / Emulate a virtual desktop: 640x480
    (required, in 0.9.24 game doesn't start)
    (in 0.9.35 transition videos don't play without virtual desktop)
    Audio / OSS Driver
    (Important! ALSA isn't functional in Wine 0.9.24 for this game)
    (Edit: wine 0.9.35 ALSA works as usual)

  6. Switch X to 16bpp
  7. Run the game wine ./zgiwin.exe
DO NOT SUBMIT TEST RESULTS FOR PATCHED WINE.  THIS IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF WINE'S CAPABILITIES.  ANY TEST RESULTS WILL BE DELETED WITHOUT WARNING.

Comments

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Loading Save Game Crash
by Ben Leggett on Monday August 18th 2008, 22:04
I recently tried installing this game in Vista, and I see the exact same loading save game crash, as well as some occasional major redraw problems. Seems it's not just wine.
Demo download available
by Vit Hrachovy on Saturday November 11th 2006, 5:38
I've set up a webpage with ZGI Demo download and HOWTO run it in Windows XP/Linux.

wood.sandbox.cz/zork-grand-inquisitor/
engine / redraw bugs
by Vit Hrachovy on Friday November 3rd 2006, 14:47
Zork: Nemesis and Zork: Grand Inquisitor share the same (or very similar) graphic engine, so fixing the direct draw bug (seem to be out of sync or badly double buffered) will fix both games.

I'll create BugZilla tickets (screen redrawing, ALSA support, full screen support) when I put both game demos somewhere for developers to be able to test the fixes.
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