I bought Mandrake ages ago and it had winex sims bundled with it. I now run Slack9.1 and tried installing the sims in tgz (slackware package format) by doing rpm2tgz on the three rpms on the disk. This worked fine and I installed the 3 tgz files.
Upon running the_sims for the first time I was asked for my cd key - I gave it the cdkey, all ok. The setup finnished ok then exited; when I ran the sims again I get the message:
wine: lstat /home/tuttle/.the_sims/wineserver-shangrila/socket : No such file or directory
The file /home/tuttle/.the_sims/wineserver-shangrila/socket does not exist and I don't know if it should be generated during the install or upon first run. Any help in getting this running would be much appreciated.