How to install santa claus in trouble on ubuntu/linux?

I tried to download .exe from three different source, and install it via “play on linux” software, who creates automatically for u wine and other things… but doesn’t work

Play on Linux should have an installer for it if you can use play on linux. Otherwise Wine is your friend. When using wine make sure you use windows XP and not some crazy 7 or 8 compatibility mode. You will double click the installer and wine should go to work allowing a virtual windows installation.

here i bumped soon on this site and translate to english, they talk about 1.2.1 wine for running game

Can u tell me how to install that wine, and set up thing?

in terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine -y wine1.2

Then double click your exe file Let me know how it goes

sudo apt-get install wine -y wine1.2

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package wine1.2 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
  wine1.8:i386 wine1.8 wine1.6:i386 wine1.6

E: Package 'wine1.2' has no installation candidate


sudo apt-get install wine


With that

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-4.4.0-21 linux-headers-4.4.0-21-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-22
  linux-headers-4.4.0-22-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-24
  linux-headers-4.4.0-24-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-28
  linux-headers-4.4.0-28-generic linux-image-4.4.0-21-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-22-generic linux-image-4.4.0-24-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-28-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-21-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-22-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-24-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-28-generic linux-signed-image-4.4.0-21-generic
  linux-signed-image-4.4.0-22-generic linux-signed-image-4.4.0-24-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 352 not upgraded.
Need to get 992 B of archives.
After this operation, 6,144 B of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 xenial/main amd64 wine amd64 1:1.8.0-0ubuntu1~ubuntu15.10.1~ppa1 [992 B]
Fetched 992 B in 0s (3,197 B/s)
Selecting previously unselected package wine.
(Reading database ... 387399 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../wine_1%3a1.8.0-0ubuntu1~ubuntu15.10.1~ppa1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking wine (1:1.8.0-0ubuntu1~ubuntu15.10.1~ppa1) ...
Setting up wine (1:1.8.0-0ubuntu1~ubuntu15.10.1~ppa1) ...

How then to install game from wine? Do i type in therminal winetricks?

You shouldn’t have to. Just double click the exe

Crash at start as like in play on linux enviroment

What is the text of the crash?

i can’t see cause resolution breaks when start the game, it is like 60% of full width ( i get window with border left-right ), i see that crash error for 0.1s and then screen go crazy, then i use alt+f4 to stop it and via therminal log out, to get reset resolution and whole thing

you need to run

winetricks d3dxof
winetricks quartz devenum

Then run the game. It works on mine now

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Works, but resolution is badly bad

Checking “emulate a virtual desktop”, start to work

Hello peoples again. New Christmas is coming soon.
Once upon a time, I was ran this game on my comp with WinXP. Today I have a more modern comp, operating system - Ubuntu 18.04 x64, core7/ 16gigs ram. Videocard - AMD R9 285, 2048MB onboard.

The Game does not run. I have both games:

  • Santa Claus In Trouble
  • Santa Claus In Trouble… Again
    both games does not run in Wine 3.0

I’ve install

winetricks d3dxof
winetricks quartz devenum

but this does not help. Game is start with blank screen and change resolution to 800x600. I set a “virtual window desktop” setting as seen on shot above. Game start with blank windowed screen and error on this window:

Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x7c021df8).
Register dump:
 CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:006b GS:0063
 EIP:7c021df8 ESP:027ffe60 EBP:027ffed8 EFLAGS:00010246(  R- --  I  Z- -P- )
 EAX:00000000 EBX:00000000 ECX:027ffea0 EDX:00000000
 ESI:7c033baf EDI:01926650
Stack dump:
0x027ffe60:  7c033baf 7c0343fc 027ffe90 00000000
0x027ffe70:  027ffe8c 00000000 01926650 7c045d90
0x027ffe80:  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
0x027ffe90:  00000000 00000000 0031e468 00000000
0x027ffea0:  0031e468 00000000 00000000 00000000
0x027ffeb0:  00000000 00000000 00000000 266d3800
000d: sel=006f base=00000000 limit=00000000 16-bit r-x
=>0 0x7c021df8 (0x027ffed8)
  1 0x7bc7da10 (0x027ffeec)
  2 0x7bc81839 (0x027fffdc)
  3 0x7bc7da02 (0x027fffec)
0x7c021df8: movl	0x0(%eax),%edx
Module	Address			Debug info	Name (34 modules)
PE	  400000-  4a8000	Deferred        santaclausintrouble
PE	  b00000-  b23000	Deferred        devenum
PE	35500000-35708000	Deferred        quartz
PE	72ba0000-72bb2000	Deferred        d3dxof
PE	7a820000-7a824000	Deferred        opengl32
PE	7b410000-7b5b6000	Deferred        kernel32
PE	7bc10000-7bc14000	Deferred        ntdll
PE	7c010000-7c014000	Deferred        winegstreamer
PE	7c050000-7c0c8000	Deferred        winmm
PE	7c270000-7c279000	Deferred        msacm32
PE	7c8e0000-7c8e8000	Deferred        oleaut32
PE	7d260000-7d263000	Deferred        winepulse
PE	7d2b0000-7d2b4000	Deferred        uxtheme
PE	7d2f0000-7d340000	Deferred        comctl32
PE	7e010000-7e014000	Deferred        mmdevapi
PE	7e030000-7e03b000	Deferred        dinput
PE	7ed00000-7ed04000	Deferred        winex11
PE	7ed90000-7ed94000	Deferred        imm32
PE	7f020000-7f024000	Deferred        msvcrt
PE	7f0d0000-7f0d4000	Deferred        iphlpapi
PE	7f100000-7f104000	Deferred        ws2_32
PE	7f130000-7f134000	Deferred        wsock32
PE	7f150000-7f154000	Deferred        dsound
PE	7f190000-7f194000	Deferred        dinput8
PE	7f1c0000-7f1c4000	Deferred        wined3d
PE	7f300000-7f304000	Deferred        d3d8
PE	7f330000-7f334000	Deferred        rpcrt4
PE	7f3c0000-7f3e8000	Deferred        ole32
PE	7f510000-7f518000	Deferred        shlwapi
PE	7f590000-7f6f2000	Deferred        shell32
PE	7f7e0000-7f7e4000	Deferred        advapi32
PE	7f850000-7f857000	Deferred        gdi32
PE	7f980000-7fa46000	Deferred        user32
PE	7ffd0000-7ffd4000	Deferred        version
process  tid      prio (all id:s are in hex)
00000008 SC2.EXE
	0000003c    0
	0000003b    0
	0000003a    0
	00000039    0
	00000038    0
	00000037   15
	00000036   15
	00000035    0
	00000034    0
	00000009    0
0000000e services.exe
	00000022    0
	0000001d    0
	00000013    0
	00000010    0
	0000000f    0
00000011 winedevice.exe
	0000001c    0
	00000017    0
	00000016    0
	00000012    0
0000001a plugplay.exe
	0000001f    0
	0000001e    0
	0000001b    0
00000020 winedevice.exe
	00000029    0
	00000024    0
	00000023    0
	00000021    0
0000002e explorer.exe
	00000033    0
	00000032    0
	00000031    0
	00000030    0
	0000002f    0
0000003d winedbg.exe
	0000003f    0
	0000003e    0
0000004a (D) Z:\mnt\e\Games\Santa Claus in Trouble\SantaClausInTrouble.exe
	0000005a    0 <==
	00000059    0
	00000058    0
	00000057    0
	00000056    0
	00000055   15
	00000054   15
	00000053    0
	00000052    0
	0000004b    0
0000004c explorer.exe
	00000051    0
	00000050    0
	0000004f    0
	0000004e    0
	0000004d    0
System information:
    Wine build: wine-3.0 (Ubuntu 3.0-1ubuntu1)
    Platform: i386 (WOW64)
    Version: Windows 5.1 (0)
    Host system: Linux
    Host version: 4.15.0-42-generic

Other parts of screen does not corrupted. Just blank virtual window 800x600
What happened? Maybe a some settings should be in winetricks?