Problem running Anstoss2 under Wine

Duane Clark dclark at
Sun Nov 17 12:32:27 CST 2002

Tony Lambregts wrote:
> Adrian Bunk wrote:
>>I'm trying to run Anstoss2 (a five years old German soccer simulation -
>>I'm only interested in the strategic part of the game) under Wine. I
>>tried the Debian package of the 20021031 Release and a self-compiled
>>package of a 20021116 CVS snapshot. The following messages occur during
>>the start of the game:
>><--  snip  -->
>>$ wine anstoss2.exe 
>>fixme:file:DEVICE_Open Unknown/unsupported VxD SICE. Try setting Windows
>>version to 'nt40' or 'win31'.
>>fixme:file:DEVICE_Open Unknown/unsupported VxD NTICE. Try setting
>>Windows version to 'nt40' or 'win31'.

In general, Wine does not support VxDs. Some programs will use the VxD 
when run under Win98, but not when run under WinNT. That is why Wine is 
suggesting you try that.

>><--  snip  -->
>>The "DEVICE_Open" messages might be related to the copy protection (?).

A good possibility :-(  The use of a VxD requires that someone reverse 
engineer it (or get the source to supply the specs) and implement it in 
Wine. The other possibility is to find a cracked version of the game 

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