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

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What works

All gameplay, saving & loading, sound, loading animations, etc.

The vast majority of the glitches and slight hangs I encountered were present in the original game as well- it was not exactly the most polished piece of software even in 1995.

What does not

Graphics are a bit wonky, including some odd color rendering and the slowdown when on-screen text is displayed that has been mentioned. It's noticible, but does not impede gameplay, and the graphics in the game are pretty archaic to begin with.

The biggest issues is that the on screen buttons in the hangar sequences are blank, no text even on mouseover. They appear to function properly, though.


What was not tested

Loading a user-made sim city 2000 map, joystick.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Tips: -The setup.exe file in the top directory of the cd was broken for me, gave a "setup2.exe not found or broken" error. The workaround is to go directly to the setup2.exe file in the setup directory and execute that instead. -During installation it will try, and fail, to install directx, you can safely ignore this. Execute the program with the "-opengl" tag instead. -Even if you do the full install the cd must be in the drive and accessible by wine to play it (primitive drm?), so if you haven't already, make a symlink to that drive: ln -s /media/cd/ ~/.wine/dosdevices/d: , replacing /media/cd/ with the mountpoint of your cdrom drive (i.e. /mnt/cdrom etc). If you don't do this, you will get an error trying to run it.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch 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 
CurrentArch 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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1631 Sound underruns occur in directsound CLOSED FIXED View
10866 In-game text slows down SimCopter CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes

To play this 3DFX version of this game, I recommend installing the glide wrapper available here:


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