All the Telltale games can be run on Linux and Mac using VMWare Workstation 7 and VMWare Fusion respectively.
Why should you bother setting up a VMWare solution instead of just sticking with Wine?
Well because once you have it figured out, your virtual Windows if going to useful for a LOT of other stuff than TTG games. You can get a boatload of other stuff working that Wine has problems with.
What do I need to make this work?
-The new VMWare
-Windows XP (7 or 2000 might work but I am totally unsure)
-A PC with some muscle and a minimum of 2GB of RAM.
-A processor that supports the AMD-V or Intel VT-x instructions.
I have an AMD Phenom X4 9550, 4GB DDR2 Ram and a GForce8800GT. Tales of MI runs PERFECTLY fullscreen on 1680x1050 with graphics settings 6 out of 9.
How do I know if my proc has AMD-V or Intel VT-x instructions?
In Linux, open a console and do "cat /proc/cpuinfo".
The report you get should mention either "hvm" (for Intel) or "svm" (for AMD) in the "flags" section.
Look in your BIOS for a option to enable the virtualisation instructions. They are turned off by default. If you DO have the hvm or svm flags but DONT have an option in the BIOS to enable them you are screwed....unless the laptop manufacturer has a BIOS update for you.
These are Linux instructions. I am totally unsure how this works on a Mac.
Anything I need to know about the installation?
Install VMWare and install your virtual XP.
Make sure you enable the 3d acceleration of the guest, give the guest at least 1GB of RAM. Giving the guest 2 processor cores is a good idea.
What do I need to install on the guest XP?
Just the VMWare tools that come with VMWare. You may need to update DirectX and then reinstall VMWare Tools.
Don't bother with Windows update or anti-virus or anything. Just keep your guest offline, unless you need your TTG game activated.
Have fun with your fake windows!
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Last edited by bobdevis; 11/04/2009 at 04:39 am.