The installer ran just by using wine setup.exe. As the other posts mentioned, the game would crash unless sound support was disabled. I also encountered the "quirk" with saving the first game, in that all I got was .TDT. Other than not having sound, everything seemed to be alright. I did not expirence any problems with gameplay, nor with saving or opening a file.
What does not
Sound, having ALSA or OSS in either standard or emulated support did not work. Also, and I don't know if this is a problem or not, but wine did not create menu icons for KDE as my other programs have.
What was not tested
Nothing that I know of.
Console output when OSS is enabled:
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x146f:0x00000054 (thread 0013), starting debugger...
WineDbg starting on pid 0x11
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 16-bit code (146f:0054).
fixme:dbghelp:addr_to_linear Failed to linearize address 4e13:0000df09 (mode 0)
fixme:dbghelp:addr_to_linear Failed to linearize address 0c12:0000ff14 (mode 0)
fixme:dbghelp:addr_to_linear Failed to linearize address 4e12:0000ff05 (mode 0)
fixme:dbghelp:addr_to_linear Failed to linearize address 4e12:0000ff00 (mode 0)
fixme:dbghelp:addr_to_linear Failed to linearize address 4e14:00002f04 (mode 0)
fixme:dbghelp:addr_to_linear Failed to linearize address 4e14:00002f00 (mode 0)
fixme:dbghelp:addr_to_linear Failed to linearize address 0111:0000d700 (mode 0)
In 16 bit mode.
CS:146f SS:144f DS:1477 ES:144f FS:003b GS:0033
IP:0054 SP:f084 BP:f0ae FLAGS:0293( - 00 RISA1C)
AX:0000 BX:0000 CX:0000 DX:0000 SI:0000 DI:0000
0x144f:0xf084: 0000 0000 1dc0 0000 f0ae 0e4e 0000 0000
0x144f:0xf094: 0000 0033 003b 144f 1477 0000 0000 1bf8
0x144f:0xf0a4: 415d 0864 ad90 415d f0c6 f0c6 09d8 0000
028e: sel=1477 base=4043f338 limit=00005cbf 16-bit rw-
0289: sel=144f base=4042ba50 limit=0000f6ff 16-bit rw-
=>1 0x146f:0x0054 (0x146f:0x0054)
2 0x0000:0x09d8 (0x0000:0x09d8)
3 0x0000:0x167e (0x0000:0x167e)
4 0x0000:0x175a (0x0000:0x175a)
5 0x13b7:0x0eec (0x13b7:0x0eec)
6 0x4e13:0xdf09 (0x4e13:0xdf09)
7 0x0c12:0xff14 (0x0c12:0xff14)
8 0x4e12:0xff05 (0x4e12:0xff05)
9 0x4e12:0xff00 (0x4e12:0xff00)
10 0x4e14:0x2f04 (0x4e14:0x2f04)
11 0x4e14:0x2f00 (0x4e14:0x2f00)
12 0x0111:0xd700 (0x0111:0xd700)
0x146f:0x0054: lesw 0xa(%bp),%di
Module Address Debug info Name (74 modules)
ELF 0x40000000-40017000 Deferred ld-linux.so.2
ELF 0x40018000-40032000 Deferred libwine.so.1
ELF 0x4003a000-40045000 Deferred libgcc_s.so.1
ELF 0x40045000-40047000 Deferred libnvidia-tls.so.1
ELF 0x40048000-4005a000 Deferred libpthread.so.0
ELF 0x4005a000-40179000 Deferred libc.so.6
ELF 0x40179000-4017d000 Deferred libdl.so.2
ELF 0x4017e000-40200000 Deferred ntdll
|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|
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).