A long time ago in gaming history, the first attempt was made to make linux gaming friendly edition using Mandrake Linux (RPM based). A company by the name of Cedega formerly a winex flavor of the winehq project was utilized to make a semi sandbox sims 1 installation for the original game no expansions. AFAIK its pretty rare and hard to get to work on modern linux distributions. The main problem is of course getting winex edition that it came with installed (since it uses old core system libaries that are not supposed to be downgradable). Then the task is an offline activation of the executable (decyrpts it to universal format) and with that stripped exe sims 1 can work on even modern linux, and windows as well I tested it before. There was an attempt to keep the code changes that allowed this software to work, a development package by the name gametreelinux was made, that had a repository, of all of the winex, cedega, versions, unfortunately no longer works, and I lost my only source copies of it years ago. But I still have the runtime that works the sims 1 and mandrake linux winex etc..... though! There is more information about the sims 1 for linux this here: https://www.holarse-linuxgaming.de/wiki/sims_linux The updates rpms were saved in the above website here (note they are useless without the main files): http://files.holarse-linuxgaming.de/native/Spiele/The Sims for Linux/ The History was referenced here (sorry none for sale that I know of): https://www.amazon.com/Pearson-Software-Mandrake-Gaming-Edition/dp/B00005S0HY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedega_(software) Anyways I was so excited for the sims online to come back I thought this a perfect time to share this relic with the community as it is very hard to find, doubt it will help the development of a sims 1 full modern compatability layer mentioned in these forums as they can't use copyrighted code (they are smart developers). But it will be a nice fun treat, anyhow. Note, I probably can't share the files here as they are copyrighted code albeit more like way abandonware at this point. Unless metioned otherwise It'll probably be found at that yo yo yo hey, place in the net *wink wink*, or posibly that really bad deviloidish one; All depends on when I have time to re-extract the exe, I need to reinstall my virtual machine software, make a mandrake virtual machine, update it, and update the game and winex, extract the exe and the data and format it in a way that modern day wine can use it. Sad thing is I had this all done, before months ago, but a partition corruption on an raid5 drive made that gone. So give me a few days to a week and I'll repost here when davey jones locker is spotted etc.