The game is more stable under Linux than in Windows XP (at least for me :) )
How to play: forget about the installer created desktop icon or menu entry. Instead run the game from the command line. Cd to the directory where the game resides then start it with: wine ./sntrm.exe -w. A warning message pops up saying operation under Windows NT is not supported.. press OK and play :)
I'm currently playing on chapter 6 without a hitch or crash.
I highly recommend this game for every adventure fan.
Fedora 11 x86