Running self-voicing games under Wine

Rynhardt Kruger rynkruger at
Tue Jan 18 13:03:55 UTC 2011


This is possible. I've successfully played alien outback, monkey business, GMA tank Commander and others. Some games 
are a bit difficult to get running though. For most games you need to install the vb6 runtime. You should be able to 
do that with the winetricks shellscript (available from the wine website).
As wine is inaccessible to orca, it is a bit difficult to install games as the install process don't speak. To this end 
I've modified the wine library to at least speak the label of a button when it receives focus -- this 
makes it a bit easy er. I can upload it to dropbox or something if people are interested.

Take care,


* Geoff Shang <geoff at> [110118 14:41]:
> Hi,
> Has anyone had any luck running self-voicing games under Wine?
> I'm particularly thinking about games such as Topspeed 3 which do
> not use SAPI5 speech but actually play their own audio for speech.
> I'm not at all familiar with what's required to get Wine up and
> running, how Windows filesystem locations are mapped to the Linux
> filesystem or any of this, but I'd like to know if this is even
> worth the effort before I start.
> Geoff.
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