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Sim Tower

Sim Tower is a high-rise simulator from the people who made Sim City.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License:
URL: http://www.maxis.com/
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.19

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What works

The game itself works flawlessly, no hangups, tools ok, etcetera. I tried it using a zip file which already had all the files there (no installation). There are a few things that do not work which i will comment on below, but anyway, the game is perfectly playable.


Loading/Saving works fine, except for the first save (see point 4 in "does not work")

What does not

Problems I've found:

1) It may ask for some DLL and INI file, though just clicking OK is enough. Alternatively, you may copy those files to the required folders.

2) After this, it said some error about no soundcard detected, and it asks whether you want to run the game or not. Clicking yes loads the game without trouble. However, as you may have guessed, you won't have sound (you are not missing much anyway...)

3) You can't increase the size of the window or play fullscreen (it will just show blurry shit in the expanded area). You can, however, make the screen smaller. I am however using 1280*1024, at a lower resolution this may not be an issue.

4) There is a probling saving new games, once you have a saved tower it is no problem to save it again, but to start saving you'll need to make a .TDT file (savegame file) and save over it (it will ask for overwriting). Besides the "save as..." dialog shows a list of files and an "open" command (though the problem is in the caption, the button works fine). Creating a blank file and renaming it as .tdt for overwriting works.

Bottom line: The only thing that does not work is sound, though you are not missing that much.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Perhaps some weird event, but the core gameplay functinality was tested and worked.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

I took some time to comment on the problems just to make sure they are well explained (at least, as well as i could) and that if there is a work around it is included.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 02 20161.9.19Yes Yes Bronzegrayhatter 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Nov 17 20151.7.55Yes Yes PlatinumDavid 
ShowNixOsFeb 15 20151.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Mar 06 20131.5.24Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Dec 08 20141.4.1N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3543 Installing older windows programs, error upon Icon Creation CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4220 DDE Communication problem when installing SimTower CLOSED DUPLICATE View
5349 Wine crashes on attempt to run SimTower with sound CLOSED FIXED View
17226 SimTower crashes on dereferencing 0xffffffff on attempting to save in SimTower CLOSED FIXED View
26893 SimTower draws some objects misaligned UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

WARNING: NO SOUND!

At present, do NOT attempt to play SimTower with sound support enabled.

It will crash or hang infinitely, depending on your Windows version setting. In either case, it's not playable.

Disable sound, either by editing SIMTOWER.INI or disabling your sound device in winecfg's audio tab.

This is true as of 1.1.13 and today's latest git (1-23-09).

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