Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Serious Sam On Arch 86_64 and wine 1.4

Well I got it working using the linux installer software, so I was able to run it natively. Sound hasn't worked yet and you need to install a bunch of lib32 versions of some libraries. You're going to have to go through the AUR and makepkg a few times.
If I can get sound to work I'll post about it, wine was no fun, especially trying to get directX working... non free software is hell!

Ripped a copy of the iso:

Installed fuseiso to mount the file:
sudo pacman -S fuseiso

Installed wine to try and run the Setup.exe:
sudo pacman -S wine

wine Setup.exe

Then wine installed Gecko... twice :-|
80% through installing Gecko this splashscreen comes up:

Cool, clicking install, things are going well, I see a message about Direct X 8 and think "This might be an issue..."

I go to the wine.desktop menu and attempt to open, d'oh: CD check!

I google for "serious sam no cd crack" and find a patched exe in a .7z archive, rename the original to -og.exe and then copy over the nocd version here: /home/nak/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Croteam/Serious Sam/Bin
and I try again... and it breaks
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0xffffffff in 32-bit code (0x7dc87467).
Register dump:
 CS:0023 SS:00 etc... etc...
...oops I need to install directx and make sure that's working >.<


  1. i have a problem 2 like in this in running the serios sam but my version is serious sam the second encounter.."please insert the cd" is the error promted 2 me yeat i have already installed the game...please help me sir...what shall i do??

    1. Either put the CD in the drive (if you have it) or try and find a No CD crack for TSE (google for "serious sam the second encounter no cd crack")