Old Windows game on WINE (low priority)

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russgbucks
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Old Windows game on WINE (low priority)

Post by russgbucks » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:48 am

Hi there,

I have spent a couple of hours trying to get an old DirectX7 (2D sprite) game running. It's a an old game from the Commodore Amiga era that was ported to the PC quite a while back, it's a free download so if someone with 'skillz' would be up for seeing if they can manage to get it running, I'd be grateful. It can be found here - http://www.vulcan.co.uk/classics/type-big/ (episode one download is free).

It's a fun puzzle game so whoever does manage, I think you'll really like it.

I thought as it was so old it might work out of the box. I did some DX association stuff via a tutorial but that didn't get me very far!

Got Wine running on ChromeOS, the Winecfg and desktop UI part seem to run. When I try and run the game exe, it just pops up a window and fails. No error message :(

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Re: Old Windows game on WINE (low priority)

Post by jkfloris » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:04 pm

The game seems to work fine with Wine 5.0.1 in a clean 32-bit Wineprefix set to Windows 98 and a virtual desktop.

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Re: Old Windows game on WINE (low priority)

Post by russgbucks » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:04 pm

Thank you I'll give that a try, I tried WinXP and 7, as I did play the game on those.

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