Goal: Run Drakensang Gold Edition (AFAIK, version 1.2) German on Ubuntu 10.04 with 5.1 surround sound and nice graphics. As always, YMMV and RTFM apply.
- Install Wine:
sudo apt-get install wine
- Run setup:
wine /media/cdrom0/setup.exe(could be in a different CD-ROM on your system)
- Click through the installation wizard without changing anything. The DirectX installation could take a long time.
- Get winetricks:
- Install some Windows stuff:
sh winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2003 xact(I’m not sure if vcrun2003 is really necessary)
- Under the Graphics tab, enable
Emulate a virtual desktop
- Under the Audio tab, Set DirectSound Hardware Acceleration to Emulation.
- Start the game:
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Drakensang/drakensang.exe -fullscreen -novideo
Based on WineHQ instructions, some dead ends and lots of swearing.