Installing from the retail disk.
With winecfg, emulate a desktop before installing (installer background can make it appear that the installer has hung, by min/max window, you can see the progress window again.)
physx is required. Install with winetricks, or optionally, the install process will prompt you to install it.
No issues with installing the 1.17 patch.
GameSetup.exe also works. This allows you to modify your games graphical preferences.
What does not
Starting the game:
The game errors with "shell.dll16.dll not found". This appears to be related to an issue with the copy protection.
Starting the game with 2 different no-cd cracks:
Game launches, a splash screen is seen, then the game crashes.
What was not tested
Various d3dx9*** overides were tried, but the game always crashed. PhysX was also tested by installing with winetricks, and in a different prefix, the version shipped with the installer, but it made no difference which was used.
The CD version doesn't work because the copy protection is broke. The game may work using a no-cd crack, however, the 2 no-cd cracks I tested both resulted in the game crashing.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||openSUSE 11.1 x86_64||Jan 29 2012||1.4-rc1||Yes||No||Garbage||Feldspar|
|Show||Fedora 14||Feb 13 2011||1.3.13||Yes||Yes||Gold||BÃ©la GyebrÃ³szki|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 27 2007||0.9.49.||No||Yes||Silver||Pedro Quaresma|