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The Incredible Machine

The Incredible Machine 3, contained the same levels as The Incredible Machine 2, but with an improved interface. As a Windows-only title, it added extra features as well like CD music tracks.

Application Details:

Version: 3
License: Retail
URL: http://www.sierra.com
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.51

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Test Results

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What works

Setting up wine as win95 or win98, everything but that which is not specified in the 'What does not work' section worked for us. Or we missed it in our testing. But we tried to test everything.

Since someone else pointed out sound doesn't work, I'll address that here. Sound worked but only if the windows version was win95 or win98. I picked OSS and in the installation process, I lied and said I could hear the MIDI but I couldn't.

What does not

1. Changing the name at the SIGN-IN from Guest to anything doesn't work and makes it very hard to exit out of the game.

2. In the Walk-Thru section, clicking on 'Bye' instead of 'Continue' doesn't work and also makes it very hard to exit out of the game.

Workarounds

What was not tested

I think we tested all parts of this game but we didn't test too many puzzles and we didn't test all of the many, many objects you can use in this puzzle game. My 5 year loves this as it's like the Balls and Ramps things that are on one of the websites he likes.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 21 20151.7.51Yes Yes PlatinumNathan Shearer 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 12 20141.6.2Yes Yes SilverKatie Cadet 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 21 20101.1.42Yes Yes BronzeAntoine Amarilli 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 03 20091.1.29Yes Yes GoldNathan Shearer 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 20 20081.1.9Yes Yes SilverNathan Shearer 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Installation

This version of the game installs from a CD-ROM. If the CD-ROM is mounted while playing the game, you will get extra effects such as:

  • Professor Tim reading the goals and hints
  • CD audio music

To install and play the game follow these steps:

  1. Create a windows 95 prefix
    1. $ WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine.tim3" WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
    2. Set the windows version to "Windows 95"
  2. Copy the BIN+CUE image into the prefix
    1. $ mkdir ~/.wine.tim3/cd
    2. $ cp tim3.cue tim3.bin ~/.wine.tim3/cd
  3. Load the disc image with cdemu
    1. $ cdemu load 0 ~/.wine.tim3/cd/tim3.cue
  4. Edit /etc/fstab and add an entry to allow non-root mounting of the cdemu device
    1. Note that "sr1" could be "sr0" if you don't have a physical cdrom drive
    2. sudo mkdir /mnt/sr1
    3. sudo vi /etc/fstab
      /dev/sr1 /mnt/sr1 auto noauto,user 0 0
  5. Mount the disc image
    1. $ mount /mnt/sr1
    2. $ ls /mnt/sr1
  6. Verify the cdrom is setup correctly in wine
    1. $ WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine.tim3" winecfg
    2. Go to the Drives tab
    3. Verify that the D: drive points to /mnt/sr1
  7. Install The Incredible Machine 3
    1. $ WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine.tim3" wine "D:\\setup.exe"
    2. Do not test your hardware with the install wizard
    3. Perform the large install
  8. Start The Incredible Machine 3
    1. $ WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine.tim3" wine "C:\\SIERRA\\TIMWIN\\TIMWIN.EXE"
Automatically Load and Mount the Disc Image

This version of the game installs from a CD-ROM. If the CD-ROM is mounted while playing the game, you will get extra effects such as:

  • Professor Tim reading the goals and hints
  • CD audio music

To automatically load the disc with cdemu, mount the disc, and start the game, follow these instructions to install a script that takes care of all the mounting and unmounting:

  1. Create helper script
    1. Using your favorite text editor, create ~/.wine.tim3/tim3.sh
      #!/bin/bash

      cdemu load 0 ~/.wine.tim3/cd_1/Disc.cue
      mount /mnt/sr1 || \
          ( sleep 1 && mount /mnt/sr1 ) || \
          ( sleep 1 && mount /mnt/sr1 ) || \
          ( sleep 1 && mount /mnt/sr1 ) || \
          ( sleep 1 && mount /mnt/sr1 ) || \
          ( sleep 1 && mount /mnt/sr1 )

      WINEPREFIX=$(echo ~/.wine.tim3) wine "C:\\SIERRA\\TIMWIN\\TIMWIN.EXE"
      umount /mnt/sr1
      sleep 1
      cdemu unload 0
      sleep 1
      killall cdemu-daemon
    2. $ chmod a+x ~/.wine.tim3/tim3.sh
  2. Run the script to start the game with the cd mounted. You should hear cd quality music playing and Professor Tim reading the goals and hints if it worked correctly
  3. Edit your Kickoff Application Launcher applications and add the script to your games folder :)

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