I've got a problem with The Sims 3 constantly crashing without any error messages when I try to enter a lot, both using playonlinux and wine 1.1.26. I've made a post about it in the wine forums, but I didn't get much response, so I'm hoping someone here can help.
It doesn't seem to be the same as this bug, http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18991, there's no sign of a "Assertion at ..\\..\\mono\\mono\\metadata\\icall.c:5454, condition `err' not met" or anything like that in my terminal, so I figure it's something else. All I'm getting in the terminal is
fixme:mixer:ALSA_MixerInit No master control found on HDA ATI HDMI, disabling mixer
Running The Sims 3
wine: configuration in '~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/TheSims3' has been updated.
Motive.GetMotiveBackColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 32Motive.GetMotiveBackColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 48Motive.GetMotiveBackColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 64Motive.GetMotiveBackColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 80Motive.GetMotiveBackColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 96Motive.GetMotiveFillColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 32Motive.GetMotiveFillColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 48Motive.GetMotiveFillColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 64Motive.GetMotiveFillColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 80Motive.GetMotiveFillColor: CEE_RET: value type stack: 96 which tells me nothing, but perhaps someone else can make sense of it :) So far I've been playing with Cedega, but the game crashes occasionally and I was hoping wine 1.1.26 would take care of that.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Wine version installed : wine-1.1.26
Wine version used by PlayOnLinux : wine-1.1.26
cpu: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz
distro: Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty
soundcard: HDA Intel at 0xe4544000 irq 17
soundcard_driver: ALSA Version 1.0.18rc3
videocard_driver_version: 1.4 (2.1.8591)
videocard_manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
videocard_type: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
x_version: X.Org X Server 1.6.0
GUI version: 000141
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not getting any help on the wine forum, so I guess I'm stuck with cedega for a while. The game did run for on wine a few months ago, I only switched to cedega because of the frequent crashes, so I doubt it's my graphics card. Well, obviously something changed since my first attempts with wine, I'm just gonna have to figure out what.
Edit: Perhaps someone can at least answer me this. I tried doing a reinstall and completely removed playonlinux and wine with synaptic and the ~/.Playonlinux folder, but when I started the game it found my old saved game, so apparently I didn't remove everything. What am I missing?