Quick rant here.
Back in the dark days of dual-booting (1997), I used to play a submarine warfare sim called 688(i), which was released by EA under the Jane’s label way back when. Recent events have reminded me that it’s been a considerable length of time since I last played a naval sim of any kind, so I picked up a budget Naval Warfare Collection EA put out last year of various Jane’s games. These titles (688i, Fleet Command, and F/A-18) each seem to use Diret3D 3 or 6, depending on their individual date of release, and none of them appear run in Wine (if anyone has had any luck with these titles, feel free to e-mail me or comment below), including the WineX fork. There’s also a new EA sub sim, but as it’s a D3D8 title I doubt it’ll run in Wine either. I’ve looked around for an open source naval warfare sim project, to no avail (again, if anyone knows of one, e-mail or comment).
The old Linux adage is “if you have an itch, scratch it”, but neither you nor I want me anywhere near gcc ;) (it’s been probably 5 years since I’ve even attempted to code anything). However, I guess if worse comes to worse and no one knows of any working Win32 sim or a native open source one, I guess I’ll end up trying to pick up coding again, grab an editor, and attempt to forge one, so to speak.
Thanks for putting up with this aside.