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The only problem is already known on MS Windows : it's the fact that movies clips do not load during some SYDNEY interactions inside the game and also for the sierra logo at start.
In fact every time the game need to load an avi movie (encoded in MS RLE), the program seems to load the file in a very small black window and you can see the main cursor flickering red (like normally during speechs) but it never ends and the only solution is to quit (with alt+f4)
But there is an existing workaround (see next paragraph)
What does not
The SIDNEY movie problem exist also on MS Windows but desinstalling all existing movie codecs (like K-lite and so on) seem to let the program deal with the faulty movies files.
The problem here is that contrary to MS Windows, even with no codecs packs addition, the program can't manage the faulty file for SIDNEY investigation.
After trying a lot of things (like Virtual Machine, native msrle and video dll ...) I found a (quite) simple workaround even if it need a bit of manipulation.
The main idea is "use a wine version that can't manage at all ms RLE movie clip in order to make the program jump just after the problematic clip and then go back to normal version"
So let's go :
I know, it's not that simple but thanks to this tricks I manage to go throught the bug that stop me playing this part of the wonderfull Gabriel Knight Trilogy !
Another thing, reading this you can wonder why I did not stay into the "DEBUG" version for all the game ... it's because into the DEBUG version, you will not have hardware 3D acceleration, the cinematics will be boggous and there is a lot a graphics buggs ... as expected in very old wine versions :)
Just for addition, I use a french version made for automatic installation on new computers windows so not sure it's the 1.0 version but it's definitly not the GOG one nor the demo.
You can also find some information into this website : Sierra Help (GK3)
What was not tested
Playing to the end because I was so happy to find this tricks that I wanted to share it before ending completely the game
Nevertheless I manage to finish the part where the buggs occurs and use this workaround to go through 6 o 7 bugs of the same kind.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||May 18 2020||5.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Clément BÂTY|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 10 2010||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 18 2009||1.1.10||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Gianfranco Del Borrello|
|Show||openSUSE 10.3||Apr 26 2008||0.9.60||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Wouter Cox|
|Show||openSUSE 10.3||Oct 31 2007||0.9.48.||Yes||Yes||Silver||Matthias Gruber|