"The Typing of the Dead" is unique typing rail-shooter. Mouse is replaced with keyboard . Released in 1999. Based on "House of the Dead 2".
Type or die!
Keyboard, graphics and sound worked well. No observed issues within the first three levels.
What does not
What was not tested
Anything after level 3.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 31 2018||3.19||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Tobias Backer Dirks|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Feb 06 2016||1.6.2||N/A||Yes||Bronze||Iok One|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 26 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 25 2012||1.5.7||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 22 2011||1.3.12||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|2361||Background music plays fast in The Typing of The Dead||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16559||PixelFormat_WineD3DtoDD Can't translate this Pixelformat||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18823||The Typing of the Dead freezes during intro||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24832||Typing of the Dead Demo Installer dies before Finished dialog(but game gets installed anyway)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30867||Page fault / null pointer exception in ConvertPixelFormatGLXtoWGL when virtual desktop is enabled||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|30891||Typing of the Dead: page fault in wined3d_surface_blt||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32785||Typing of the Dead freezes when being moved to another workspace in xmonad||UNCONFIRMED||View|
PART 1: Getting the game to work(but no sound):
Â You can also unpack sound files with command `wine mythxpak.exe myth.pak`
but at least on my system, having sounds in place causes the game to hang up after pressing a single button. You have to patch wine to get sound to work.
PART 2: Getting sound to work:
As of wine version 1.1.27 it is still necessary to apply a patch to source code and recompile. Big thanks to TorbjÃ¶rn SÃ¶derstedt for the fix (see BUG 18823).
Below are instructions specific to Ubuntu, but they should be easily adaptable to any Debian derivative.
If wine version contained in your repositories is outdated, before proceding, you should consider updating your sources (see http://www.winehq.org/download/deb for more details). Do it with the following:
- Add the repo (replace `[YOUVERSION]` with `hardy` or `intrepid` or `jaunty`): sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/[YOURVERSION].list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
- Add repo's gpg key: wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
- Resynchronize index files: sudo apt-get update
If the game hangs after pressing a single button and you have `sounds` directory then you can: