I prefer to resort to Wine only as a last fallback, especially when the game at stake is supposed to run native under any Linux distribution. Problem is, I'm not willing to wipe off my current installation in order to fresh start with a x86 environment just for that game alone, seeing as Dragonix managed to run both games without any hitch I'm thinking maybe this is hardware related after all (older hardware = better with old games? or perhaps I'm full of you-know-what). Dragonix, can you please lshw >> textfile on your second system and forward the output along to the Phoronix forums? Thank you.
Well it works here on openSUSE 11 Amd 64 on a phenom system and nvidia sli system