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r.daniels 12-01-2009 08:55 PM

Linux Mint 7 and WINE?
 
I'm a n00b to Linux, and I am running Linux Mint 7. I guess I should just be direct with my problem:

1. I want to run RPG Maker 2003 in Linux because I can't get it to work right in Vista.

2. After doing some research I figured I'd try my hand at Wine, and use that to run the program.

3. This is where I ran into problems. On the Wine website I don't see a download for Linux Mint, but I think I read somewhere that Linux Mint is a form of Ubuntu? But they have different downloads for Ubuntu, so which one do I download?

I guess thats my question, but try to answer it as fully as you can, and try to use layman's terms, I was just getting the hang of maneuvering Windows when I decided to try my hand at Linux. Anyway, I really appreciate it, thanks.

Gutsy_Iain_08 12-02-2009 01:48 AM

You can enable the full windows system by installing it virtually on linux mint. From there you can run all your windows applets with complete functionality, ie no loss in performance. Give virtual box a go with a windows CD you get from your friend.

Alternatively give this a go...

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=17004

And get mint that way.

Hendronicus 12-02-2009 02:04 AM

Since they just came out with Mint 8, I would guess that Mint 7 would be based on Ubuntu 9.04 and Mint 8 would be based on Ubuntu 9.10.

malekmustaq 12-02-2009 05:11 AM

Quote:

3. This is where I ran into problems. On the Wine website I don't see a download for Linux Mint, but I think I read somewhere that Linux Mint is a form of Ubuntu? But they have different downloads for Ubuntu, so which one do I download?

r.daniels,
Any package with a *.deb extension indicates it is based in Debian and its package management is applicable to both Ubuntu and Mint which based from Debian distro. What installs for Debian and Ubuntu installs generally to Mint also.

Quote:

I guess thats my question, but try to answer it as fully as you can, and try to use layman's terms, I was just getting the hang of maneuvering Windows when I decided to try my hand at Linux. Anyway, I really appreciate it, thanks.
A good tutorial is what you need. It can answer you better than anyone could ever expound here. So download this and use this as your reference as you progress in your use of GNU/Linux.

Welcome and good luck.

jefro 12-02-2009 03:14 PM

You should not go to wine. You should use the package or software management in Mint.

malekmustaq 12-03-2009 02:13 AM

r.daniels,

By the way: jefro is right: you don't need go to winehq.com, just let your Mint handle the installation. Just go to: Menu > Administration > Synaptic <Click> then when Synaptic is launched: Type into the Search slot 'wine' click Search;highlight 'wine' from among list then click the button from the top bar "Apply". You only need to wait while the system looks for the latest wine and install it into your system. Be sure your system is online when you do this. That's how easy Mint handles package installations.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.


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