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dwarfcricket
Jul 13, 2010, 10:49 PM
Yes, I'm still trying to get this game to work..

I've gone through a multitude of emulators and wrappers until I was directed to try WineBottler - and so far that's the only thing that's allowed me to even give me a glimmer of hope towards getting this old PC game to work.

I've got MacOS X 10.5.8, and I've installed the most recent WineBottler combo (which includes Wine). This game is relatively old, and when I used to attempt to run it through Wine originally it said that 16-bit/DOS support was missing. I can't play the game on DOSBox because it needs Microsoft Windows, and I can't install Windows on DOSBox because I don't have a license [a variety of brick walls, I know].

So WineBottler is my last hope - and in attempting to run it tonight I've been experimenting with some prefixes to see if I can find the right Wine settings (?) to make this little baby run - and I finally got the "Microsoft Home" advertisement that is at the beginning of the game... but I keep getting the message: "winevdm.exe has experienced a serious problem and needs to close." Now, I kept getting this message earlier - but I also never got to the opening screen of the game...

Does this mean I just need to continue messing around with the prefixes and eventually I'll find the magic combination? And if so... I have no idea what most of those prefixes mean. I'm not totally tech savvy, and really need some help, and Google has gotten me nowhere... I've still got the install logs from my previous attempts, and if anyone needs to see those, I can certainly post them. But any help is really appreciated at this point... I'm at my wits end.



bkap16
Jul 13, 2010, 11:24 PM
Yes, I'm still trying to get this game to work..

I've gone through a multitude of emulators and wrappers until I was directed to try WineBottler - and so far that's the only thing that's allowed me to even give me a glimmer of hope towards getting this old PC game to work.

I've got MacOS X 10.5.8, and I've installed the most recent WineBottler combo (which includes Wine). This game is relatively old, and when I used to attempt to run it through Wine originally it said that 16-bit/DOS support was missing. I can't play the game on DOSBox because it needs Microsoft Windows, and I can't install Windows on DOSBox because I don't have a license [a variety of brick walls, I know].

So WineBottler is my last hope - and in attempting to run it tonight I've been experimenting with some prefixes to see if I can find the right Wine settings (?) to make this little baby run - and I finally got the "Microsoft Home" advertisement that is at the beginning of the game... but I keep getting the message: "winevdm.exe has experienced a serious problem and needs to close." Now, I kept getting this message earlier - but I also never got to the opening screen of the game...

Does this mean I just need to continue messing around with the prefixes and eventually I'll find the magic combination? And if so... I have no idea what most of those prefixes mean. I'm not totally tech savvy, and really need some help, and Google has gotten me nowhere... I've still got the install logs from my previous attempts, and if anyone needs to see those, I can certainly post them. But any help is really appreciated at this point... I'm at my wits end.

Can you open up Console and see what messages wine is writing? It's easier to solve a problem if you know what the error is.

Hansr
Jul 14, 2010, 05:54 AM
A) What game is it.
B) WineSkin is much better than WineBottler.

Damo01
Jul 14, 2010, 06:55 AM
Using Wine or WineBottler is not a gaming solution nor is it a window solution either depending on what you need to use windows for. Some windows applications will work. But not everything will work under wine or Wine Bottler.

Go and buy an OEM Windows CD, xp or window 7 that has service pack 2 and use bootcamp instead.

dwarfcricket
Jul 14, 2010, 07:18 AM
Can you open up Console and see what messages wine is writing? It's easier to solve a problem if you know what the error is.

Yeah - here's what it says..

###BOTTLING### Create .app...
###BOTTLING### Turn on Coreaudio...
fixme:system:SetProcessDPIAware stub!
fixme:dwmapi:DwmIsCompositionEnabled 0x33c934
fixme:file:MoveFileWithProgressW MOVEFILE_WRITE_THROUGH unimplemented
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\windows\\system32\\gecko\\1.0.0\\wine_gecko\\components\\xpti.dat" 1 536870916 0x0 0x0 0x213994 0x0
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x246f508, overlapped 0x246f510): stub
fixme:file:MoveFileWithProgressW MOVEFILE_WRITE_THROUGH unimplemented
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\windows\\system32\\gecko\\1.0.0\\wine_gecko\\components\\compreg.dat" 1 536870916 0x0 0x0 0x1f59c2c 0x0
wine: configuration in '/Users/emmahansen/Wineskin/HHOUSE.app/Contents/Resources/drive_c/HHOUSE/HHOUSETEST.app/Contents/Resources' has been updated.
###BOTTLING### Sandboxing...
###BOTTLING### Enabling Antialiasing...
###BOTTLING### Installing Truetype Fonts...
###BOTTLING### Registering Truetype Fonts...
/Volumes/WineBottler Combo/Wine.app/Contents/Resources/bin
###BOTTLING### installing win98
###BOTTLING### Registering native dlls...
###BOTTLING### Installing SETUP.EXE...
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x40453f3e (thread 0027), starting debugger...
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x40453f3e).
Task returned with status 15.

dwarfcricket
Jul 14, 2010, 08:09 AM
A) What game is it.
B) WineSkin is much better than WineBottler.

A) Gahan Wilson's Ultimate Haunted House
B) WineSkin didn't get me nearly as far as WineBottler has. It just kept crashing or not loading.