[Wine] Installing Civ 3

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 09:32:17 CST 2008

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 9:23 AM, jaceace01 <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> I tried to install Civ 3 the other day. I think I might have got it installed right. Then when i went to run it, it did not work properly while detecting the cd in the cd rom tray. I figured i would ask this question to see what everyone thinks.
> Could it be that Civ 3 does not run due to the speed of the cd while running "through" wine?
> Im pretty sure that Civ3 requires a specific read speed to read the cd.
> I propose this fix.
> Create an ISO on the hard drive and read the cd through the hard drive ( which should produce a faster read speed? ). The only problem i had with that is - Wine will not detect an iso image as an actual Cd for purposes of Cd usage.

You can do this through your os. Use a loopback device and set the
drive type in winecfg. If your game is more picky and wants to read
sectors, you'll need a cd emulator.

> I propose fix for that.
> Allow wine to have a Cd emulator. that allows an "iso" to be mounted and "appear" to be a valid cd in a cd rom  tray.

Windows doesn't not provide this, so why should wine?


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