That's a bummer it doesn't work on WINE, I can't imagine a reason it wouldn't. There are a number of graphic levels to try from the startup panel, you may want to try something with a lower setting and see if it helps?
Heh, I know that this genre and Linux in particular have a close relationship, so I certainly am considering Linux support in the future... The engine builds for it pretty easily although I don't have a machine to test it on. Regardless, things are still a bit early to try a second platform... I'd want more stability and breadth of features in the base platform before moving pushing another one out.
I appreciate the interest from any camp, so I hope I can accommodate you down the road. Thanks for stopping by!