Today I wanted to install and play the old and lovely "Commandos" game on my Gentoo Linux laptop. To run Windows applications, I use Wine. I came across several obstacles that I would not have been able to solve all on Windows, but with Wine the solution was just a click away:
Game setup: This application runs on Windows 95 only
Solution: winecfg, change Windows version.
Starting the game: I can not find Direct X 5
Solution: winecfg, enable virtual desktop.
Starting the game: This is the international version of Commandos. Please run the german version on this computer.
Solution: LC_ALL=C wine Commandos.exe.