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The Game of Life

Minimum System Requirements
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Operating System: Windows 95
Processor: Pentium 90
Hard Drive Space: 36 MB
RAM: 16 MB
CD-ROM Drive: 4x
Graphics Adapter: VGA Graphics Adapter, 1 MB,
800x600 256 color capable, DirectX 5.0 Compatible
Audio card: DirectX 5.0 Compatible

Recommended System Requirements
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Operating System: Windows 95
Processor: Pentium 133 mmx
Hard Drive Space: 68 MB
RAM: 32 MB
CD-ROM Drive: 8x
Graphics Adapter: VGA Graphics Adapter, 1 MB,
800x600 256 color capable, DirectX 5.0 Compatible
Audio card: DirectX 5.0 Compatible

Application Details:

Version: 1.0.0.0
License: Retail
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Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.21

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What works

Everything! (SOME configuration required, see "Extra comments" section for a detailed explanation)

What does not

Nothing! (everything works fine)

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Additional Comments

I only had to configure 2 things to make the game work flawlessly. The first and most obvious one was that the game requires the CD, but it isn't a very advanced CD check. This means you can use a burned backup of your CD or mount an ISO of the CD, or mount the CD's folder contents as a virtual drive. It doesn't matter as long as there is a virtual or real CD drive that contains the files that the game is looking for. If you'd like to run it without the CD, you may copy the contents of the CD to a desired folder. Then, simply go to the Wine configuration utility, add a new application profile for Life.exe and go to the drives tab. Click Add to add a new virtual drive in Wine, and browse to the folder where you copied the CD's contents. Then, click the Advanced button and choose CD-ROM for the drive type. Click Apply, then OK. Now, install the game from that location. The second issue is with sound (for me, at least). I had sound on the intro Hasbro video, but not in the actual game. I was able to very easily fix that by once again opening the Wine configuration utility, clicking on the profile that I created for Life.exe, and click the Audio tab. On the Audio tab, simply change Hardware Acceleration from "Full" to "Emulation" via a drop down menu. Click Apply, then OK. You're all set, enjoy the game!

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentPinguy OS 10.10Jun 07 20111.3.21Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 24 20101.2-rc4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 18 20101.0.1Yes Yes PlatinumMygames19 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 24 20081.0-rc1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 19 20070.9.45.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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