|Latest Wine Version Tested:||8.1|
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- Installing the game
- Launching the game with these options : -skip_intro (because the intro makes the game crash), -skip_verify (to force the game not to run in 16 bit colors)
- Playing the game a little
What does not
The Sims models don't render, they use a white texture instead. The same goes for animals.
This problems occurs while playing with a family or while creating a family.
The houses textures can also be buggy when saved, for example the rooftop is totally white or misplaced.
Some report that you can't make Sims interact with each other but I succeeded so I don't know if it's a common problem.
What was not tested
Playing a long game with expansions.
Tested the game on a Wine 32 bits prefix with the 2.19 staging version.
Here are my PC specs :
â–º CPU : AMD FX-8350 8 cores @4.0GHz
â–º GPU : MSI Lightning NVIDIA GTX 770 2GB
â–º RAM : 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical @1600MHz DDR3
â–º MOBO : Asrock 970 Extreme4
â–º OS : Fedora 26 x64
I use the NVIDIA 387.12 proprietary drivers for my video card.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 22||Feb 25 2023||8.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Martin Dolezych|
|Show||Fedora 33 x86_64||Mar 15 2021||6.3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Håkon B. Jahre|
|Show||Manjaro 18.1.5||Jan 07 2020||5.0-rc2-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jairo Israel Alarcón Rodríguez|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 26 2019||4.6-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alexandr Oleynikov|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 12 2018||3.7-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Alexandr Oleynikov|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|46674||No music in The Sims Deluxe Edition||UNCONFIRMED||View|
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by Kevin on Friday March 17th 2023, 0:00
wine Sims.exe -skip_intro
wine version: 8.3
distro: arch linux
wineprefix: 32-bit windows xp
no-cd cracked Sims.exe
You have to run the sims installer (can't just copy the game files) under the wineprefix you intend to use. If you delete the wineprefix you'll have to reinstall the game. Otherwise you'll get an error about having installed the expansion packs in the wrong order.
by Dennis Mayr on Saturday July 9th 2022, 10:55
Is there a working recommendation?
by Francisco on Thursday May 27th 2021, 7:14
Sorry guys, I've tried. The text that I typed is forever lost, thanks a lot. Very "useful" attitude from them.
by Alexandr Oleynikov on Thursday May 27th 2021, 8:02
But don't worry, usage of dgvoodoo2 in combination with the original Sims has been documented before, I made a Reddit post and a video about this a few years ago (www.youtube.com/watch?v=2elGldbhrGo), and there's also the installer for Lutris that makes use of it, even though it's not really needed anymore now that Wined3d is fixed with this game.
by Francisco on Wednesday May 26th 2021, 12:10
All that text that I have wrote contained the installation instructions is lost?
Can you salvage me a copy of the text that I have wrote?
This is one of the many ways how Linux individuals discourage and shun off volunteers that could contribute with valuable information. The Linux community is not place for useless counterproductive bureaucracy.
This is not the 1st time a Wine App Db entry is denied of approval, and I will not stay silent about this anymore. You want noise? I can make lots of noise too. Let's see who's louder.
by Luke Horwell on Wednesday May 26th 2021, 12:39
Everyone "monitoring" this game (including me) receives comments/actions as e-mail notifications. The original report seems to be there at:
If you do resubmit, the report shouldn't declare "everything works" but rather, "not under vanilla Wine, but playable by following additional comments", and the result rating should reflect that (Bronze - I can't see the originally submitted rating). AppDB is supposed to be for unmodified (or a -staging version of) Wine.
For the record, I've seen Alexandr's efforts towards helping us run other Sims titles, so it is unfair to accuse them of abusing privileges when none was observed.
by Alexandr Oleynikov on Wednesday May 26th 2021, 12:42
1) It used a Wine version (4.1.) that was very, very outdated, and reports of old versions aren't allowed.
2) An unsupported third-party d3d backend (dgvoodoo2) was used in it. You can only use wined3d when submitting test reports.
I am not sure why it was approved by the other maintainer, he must have overlooked those problems.
I am not a fan of some of the rules either, especially #2, since it also prohibits use of DXVK, but I am not in charge of these policies.
If you're still interested in testing, I highly suggest you try the game with never versions of Wine, such as 6.9, it requires no third party d3d backends and works pretty much straight out of the box, even the intros (as long as you have 32-bit gst-libav installed), and maybe make a new report. And if there's something wrong with it too, we can work it out until it meets the AppDB criteria.
by Francisco on Thursday May 27th 2021, 7:10
Let it also be noted here that the WineHQ forums also have censorship problems, my replies that I've posted for threads do not appear there, even after all the hassle of creating a 2nd separate user account just for it. All your messages in the forums will have to go through "admin approval" and they can simply be denied.
I don't think these kinds of attitudes are fit for what the Linux community represents. Unfortunately, we see these kinds of things happening more and more.
I'm not Nostradamus, but I predict next step for the near future is preventing comments from being posted in this page too, they will seek for a way to have complete control over the comment sections as well.
by Francisco on Thursday May 27th 2021, 7:20
The level of incompetence and self-importante you would expect from some corrupt country government office full of bureaucracy. Not something you would expect from a community suposed to be built by volunteers and voluntarist spirit.
by Alexandr Oleynikov on Thursday May 27th 2021, 7:50
And I am very sorry that your complete text was lost and I apologize for not saving it before removal, but I managed to recover it partially from my emails: gist.github.com/tannisroot/1ee1b1be83d6b0f002c0ef84e0a7721b
by Aaron Stultz on Wednesday September 25th 2019, 18:03
by Francisco on Wednesday May 26th 2021, 5:43
Game doesn't need 32-bit prefix either, stock 64-bit works.
You just need to install Vulkan (Dxvk) in your machine and use dgVoodoo2 inside of Wine, so that the game will render correctly.
I just submitted an extensive step-by-step report with all the required steps, just waiting for the admins to approve it.
by Francisco on Wednesday May 26th 2021, 12:11
The new report data I just wrote for this game, containing detailed installation instructions, was simply denied and removed from the page. There must be a way for us to contest that decision and avoid losing all the text. I'm not typing all that again.
by Francisco on Wednesday May 26th 2021, 12:13