Red Alert under WINE
hemstock at x-stream.co.uk
Sat Apr 7 06:36:51 CDT 2001
I'm currently using wine-20001002-1. I've tried what you've suggesteed, but
still can't get it to work, when the blank screen come up, you cannot
Ctrl+Alt+F1, but it you keep tring eventually the desktop will reappear with
the colours distorted. You can then Ctrl+Alt+F1 and log on, but if you top
there are no WINE proccesses running, also you can Ctrl+Alt+F7 back to the X
server without logging on and all is OK, WINE just seems to die and
disappear. I have no sound drivers installed, could this be causeing
trouble? Also my "c drive" is on a FAT32 partition, is this correct? I
tried --winver with both win95 and win98 and neither worked.
Many thanks for your contiuned support,
"Matt Ng" <bgc_fan at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:9ad6co$6jf$1 at watserv3.uwaterloo.ca...
> What version of wine are you using? I was using the Dataparty daily
> builds (up until they switched to glibc 2.2 which is about 012801). Oh,
> and if it wasn't a typo, I missed it the first time, you need to use two
> hyphens --winver ..... Anyway, I re-read your original post and I had the
> same problems. Basically it took some black magic ;-). Sometimes it works
> and sometimes it doesn't. However, I notice a couple of trends, the first
> is that when sound screws up, the thing would crash, and sometimes on
> start I get a black screen (doesn't happen to often now, but it used to
> happen often before). You might want to play with the different winver
> attributes (win98,win95). And what I've also noticed is that the first
> time you start it doesn't always work. When that happens, don't reboot,
> just log onto another terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and killall wine. Try
> running Red Alert again and it will most likely work.
> Mind you, it's not foolproof, I've been able to complete the whole
> sequence with Russia and I'm up to mission 11 for the Allies, but
> sometimes it crashes in between missions. It seems wine is tempermental
> with movie files... I've recently been able to play Balder's Gate, but it
> sometimes chokes with the video files... luckily there's usually an
> autosave right before so I just kill wine and reload the game.
> In article <9ad125$vr6$1 at newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk>, "Mini Mike"
> <hemstock at x-stream.co.uk> wrote:
> > Yeah, sorry, your right it is ra95.exe which I'm trying to run, I wrote
> > it down wrong. I think rungame.exe is the DOS version, but I'm trying
> > to run ra95.exe, still without success.
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