I started to use Linux Mint now and tried to install Gruntz. I tried this way and it worked. So i decided to make a tutorial of it.
1. Install Wine
Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator... Eh?) is a compitability layer that makes Windows applications work on UNIX-Like systems (OS X,Linux). This is what we are going to use to make Gruntz work. You can find the steps on how to install it on their official website.
2. Install Gruntz
If you try to install it using the SETUP.EXE on Gruntz DVD, the installer won't start. So, we will use another way to install it. The steps are just like how you install it on a 64-bit Windows system.
1.Create a new folder on desktop 2.Put the contents in GAME folder and DATA folder that is in the Gruntz DVD to the folder you created. 3.Create a new file called Gruntz.sav
You will need the DVD to run the game as you would do on a normal Windows machine (or you can mount a Gruntz ISO)
Gruntz will work on the system now. But there is one major problem, there is no music! This is because Gruntz uses MIDI files as music and there is no software to play it. So we will install Timidity, a MIDI software synthesizer to make the music work. To install Timidity, type the traditional apt-get commands.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install timidity
To start Timidity, type in:
timidity -iA -Os -B2,8 &
To start Gruntz with Timidity, open up a new terminal then type in: