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.
What was not tested
Perhaps some weird event, but the core gameplay functinality was tested and worked.
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 02 2016||1.9.19||Yes||Yes||Bronze||grayhatter|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"||Nov 17 2015||1.7.55||Yes||Yes||Platinum||David|
|Show||NixOs||Feb 15 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia"||Mar 06 2013||1.5.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64||Dec 08 2014||1.4.1||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|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|
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).