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SimCopter

Includes realistic helicopter flight model support with the use of a joystick and alpha version of 3D acceleration via the 3Dfx Voodoo chipset

Application Details:

Version: 1.02
License: Retail
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Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.14-staging

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Career Mode
  • Customising the keymapping
  • In-game text is displayed
  • Audio plays nicely
  • Saving and Loading games
  • Loading the tutorial map
  • Extended gameplay did not reveal any trouble!

What does not

  • The original installer on the CD is a 16-bit application and therefore refuses to run. Using the setup2.exe in the 'setup' subfolder works, however.
  • Fullscreen mode may occasionally throw errors


Workarounds

  • The fullscreen mode issue can be worked around easily by forcing wine into a virtual desktop. The game will run without unnatural graphical hiccups there.
  • Install d3dx9 via winetricks to prevent further instabilities!

What was not tested

  • Loading user-made maps
  • Using a joystick

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

The fan-made patch SimCopterX helps fix a lot of the original game bugs and speed issues. On top of that, it allows for alternative resolutions up to 1280x800 which work flawlessly. It also disables the check for the CD.

Futher, instead of using the Installer, I recommend copying the whole disk to a folder within the prefix. This is especially important for the inofficial SimCopterX patch.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Aug 12 20205.14-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldMike 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20101.2Yes Yes GoldAlbert Wang 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 02 20101.1.39Yes Yes GoldSarai B. 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 27 20091.1.20Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 06 20101.0.1Yes Yes BronzeAlbert Wang 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
To play this 3DFX version of this game, I recommend installing the glide wrapper available here: http://www.zeckensack.de/glide/

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