I want my wine to go faster!

I’m trying to get “Putt Putt Saves The Zoo” to run under wine on Linux (RedHat 8.0 if it matters). The only use I have for the operating system from Redmond is games. In particular, games for my daughter. When I want to do actual work I use a real operating system. When I want to play, I use a toy operating system. Seems fitting.

I discovered that “Putt-Putt Saves The Zoo” will run under wine, but it is painfully slow. Thinking that it was a problem with my lack of memory, I have added an additional 512M of memory. However, it it all cpu. This game, which is, as far as I can tell, a shockwave or flash thingy, consumes 100% of the cpu, and runs so slow that the 15-second intro sequence takes about 10 minutes.

There’s got to be something that I can do to make this go faster, but I’ve turned off all the other things that I can turn off without shutting down the system, and it has no effect. If anyone has any clues, I’d be glad to hear them. It would be a great shame to have to get Yet Another Computer just so that I can play a few silly games.