View Full Version : The Sims 2 Deluxe

September 18th, 2011, 01:18 PM
I managed to install the game (there's only one total game disc) into Wine 1.2.2 but then I get the following error when I try to run the game

No disc inserted.

Please insert the original "The Sims™ 2 Deluxe" CD/DVD.

And I'm given the option to "Retry" or "Cancel". Clicking on retry just bring up the same dialogue box with no change.

In the wine configuration menu, under the drives tab, I have drive D: set to be a CD-ROM type under the advanced settings with the path set to just "/"

Any ideas on how to correct this?

September 18th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Looks like the CD Rom issue is going to be the least of your problems (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=1942).

However, to directly answer your question:
1. Put the cd drive in your drive and wait for it to mount.
2. In a terminal window, type in:

cat /etc/mtab
3. Look for an entry for your cd mount. It will look something like:

/dev/sr0 /media/something iso9660 ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,i ocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500 0 0 (I've highlighted the mount point in red)

4. Back in the terminal window, link the mount point to a wine drive letter:

ln -s /media/something ~/.wine/dosdevices/e:
(or whatever drive letter you want - I used e: for this example)

5. You can check in winecfg, on the Drives tab, that the mount point exists.

wine eject
should also eject the cd - as a test.

6. Try with the game now, but as I mentioned earlier, good luck.

September 19th, 2011, 01:26 AM
Thanks Toz, the media is linked and I can see the drive in Wine as well as ejecting it using terminal...however, I'm running into a new issue...each time I run the program, I can see it starting up but then it freezes...the system meets the minimum requirements...but I can't figure out why it freezes...any suggestion on where to start looking?

September 19th, 2011, 01:58 AM
Click on this link: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=1942 and you will notice that the game is rated as "Garbage". If you read the comments posted for the individual versions of the games, you will see that it does not currently run in wine.

As an option, you can try running it on Windows in Virtualbox.

September 19th, 2011, 08:54 AM
...well, if it doesn't run in Wine...I'm not gonna try to fix something that broke...but thanks for the suggestion of VirtualBox...just need to get a version of Windows to install on it