Sid Meier's SimGolf

Application Details:

Version: 1.03
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

Installation (installer seemed sluggish, but this didn't appear to cause any problems), intro and outro (game exit) movies, opening menu screens. Sound and music for above (using ALSA; OSS not tested).

What does not

There are graphics drawing errors in the game, noticeable when scrolling: areas of land will 'overdraw' existing land or simply not appear, leaving situations where, e.g., trees are observed on a black background. This leads to situations where the view on screen does not match with the game's interpretation (when placing a course, for example) and renders the game unplayable.

A possible sound glitch was also detected, where a regular 'ticking' noise would develop over time.

Finally, the in-game fonts are not correctly displayed. When compared with the game running natively in Windows, it is obvious that a replacement font is being used instead of those provided with the game. This causes text to be shifted up a line, causing minor readability problems and some graphical inconsistencies where, for example, the shaded backgrounds to tooltips do not match up with the tooltip text. This is probably related to some "CreateScalableFontResourceA" lines in the terminal output.


What was not tested

Full play-through.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Game was tested with a no-cd crack and run in a separate X session via a script (winecfg was therefore *not* set to emulate a virtual desktop).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 01 20205.0.1N/A Yes NoGarbageDraika Dragon 
ShowGentoo LinuxApr 29 20205.0Yes No NoGarbageMicha? Dec 
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Sep 15 20172.16-stagingYes Yes NoGarbageZ 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 20 20172.0.1Yes Yes BronzeLord of Chaos 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 30 20151.7.34N/A Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
50876 Sid Meier's SimGolf does not render properly UNCONFIRMED View

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