Seems like something changed in playonlinux-4.1.3 I've installed the game using script, from DVD, updated during install, completed installation.
Now running under various versions of wine.
1.5.9-0ubuntu2~pulse19+build1+rawinput1 from ppa:foresto/winepatched (installed in System) 1.5.3 (installed by script) - it starts! - stuff labels, cockpit, menues are all almost ok - mouse wheel rotates character by 90deg - no 3d scenes at all (except prerendered chest looting)
- mouse motion makes no effect (but there's no scene and no camera to verify)
1.5.9-raw3 1.5.9 1.5.8 1.5.3-xliveless-raw3 1.4-rc4-raw3 (one that proven to work!) 1.4.1 1.4 1.3.34-rawinput2 - shows "prepearing to launch..." - runs "completing installation..." - shows "prepearing to launch..." again, quickly hiding into tray - nothing else happens - until closed by "exit" from tray menu