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Old 10-28-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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Hey I was wondering how you use programs like wine and slackerware and what you need for it and all, I'm running fedora core 4, and I would like to know if theres already a thread and i just missed it, or if someone can just help me out here.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 07:41 PM   #2
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dunno about "proper" wine or slackerware. The only version that I've used was the commercial Crossover Office version from Codeweavers. And all I had to do with that, was install it. then run it and follow the instructions to install some MS apps "through" it. Then I could just click the MS app(s) icon and they'd start up. You should find something better for wine here.

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Old 10-28-2005, 08:38 PM   #3
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Windows apps in linux

I don't about using wine so much, but after looking into using Windows apps in linux I know that it depends on what app you want to use and/or how stable you need it to be.

Crossover Office is based on Wine and seems to be used more for business necessity. It has proprietary stuff that makes some Windows must-haves more stable and sort of guaranteed to work (you get tech support through CodeWeavers). With both of them there are databases and such for what works and what doesn't. If it's for fun, try wine, if you NEED it to work well try Xover Office.

Other alternatives are virtualization-based, like Win4Lin and VMWare. In these you actually run Windows and install the Windows app in there. Requires a MS license and has some resource overhead, but it's much more stable for the Winders app as it's actually using the Winders code. I kind of depend on Quicken2004, which doesn't seem to be stable in Wine/CrossoverOffice, so I might try Win4Lin, where I don't have to worry about my finances getting all F'ed up.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 08:41 PM   #4
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Well I mainly want to run windows games, like indigo prophecy, and black and white 2, maybe a few others.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 08:52 PM   #5
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Well VMWare is right out then. I'd first try the free approach with wine.
I can't help with running wine or slackerware, but if you check out that WineHQ the other dude (dudette?) mentioned and google groups of keywords like

wine application compatibility
wine "indigo prophecy" linux

then I'm sure you'll find some better ideas as to whether to use wine or slackerware or whatever. Once you've done that then search for one of the many resources to install whatever app you've decided upon, then how get you Windows app working with it...
 
Old 10-28-2005, 09:12 PM   #6
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1. Uninstall wine

2. Install wine for FC4 from here :

http://komi.bluezones.org/wine/fc4/20050930/

3. Windows games played on wine(linux) -- look here :

http://frankscorner.org
 
Old 10-28-2005, 09:28 PM   #7
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This is a really stupid question, but how do I uninstlal wine?
 
Old 10-28-2005, 09:54 PM   #8
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Uninstall wine as follows:

First Become root user in a terminal window :

$ su -
Password:[rootpassword][Enter]

Then

# rpm -ev wine
 
Old 10-28-2005, 10:16 PM   #9
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Ok, now I installed the right one, what do I do? I've only been using linux for like a week now, so I apologize for needing it step by step
 
Old 10-28-2005, 10:40 PM   #10
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1. As a regular user run "winecfg" but leave all settings as default and exit.

2. Try instructions to play sample windows game :

http://frankscorner.org/index.php?p=gemmine

3. Try same method for your games for windows
 
Old 10-28-2005, 10:44 PM   #11
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Where do I type that? and how do I install it if I don't have it? I only have linux on this machine
 
Old 10-29-2005, 01:23 AM   #12
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Hi!

Well... i never get wine get working right, it's very unstable, and almost all the time crashes my pc, but i know it's one of the best choices if you still want to get some Win progs running in linux.

In the past, a edition of wine (WineX) was designed mainly to run games (and emulates the DirectX & OpenGL win api's), the company who developed this, now it's called cedega, and, like CrossOver, it comes with a setup program, and some very handy tools (well, at least it looks like) it requires a Graphic accelerator card, and i haven't get work my geforce... so, i don't know how cedega works... but at least, it's developed for gaming

http://www.transgaming.com/

Later!
 
Old 10-29-2005, 01:54 AM   #13
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Try a sample windows game on wine as follows (use a terminal window on linux ) :

1. Get game setup executable :

$ wget "http://www.popcap.com/downloads/WinBMSetup.exe"


2. Run wine on setup executable :

$ wine winbmsetup.exe

3. cd to directory with game program :

$ cd ~/.wine/"drive_c/Program Files/PopCap Games/Big Money Deluxe"

4. Run wine on game program :

$ wine winbm.exe

5. Play game

Last edited by solveit; 10-29-2005 at 01:57 AM.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 01:57 AM   #14
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I put in the game setup thing and it said command not found
 
Old 10-29-2005, 02:30 AM   #15
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Instead of step 1. (wget) you can also download using your web browser on linux (you should note the directory where you put the setup executable ) :

http://www.popcap.com/downloads/WinBMSetup.exe

Then open a terminal window and cd to the directory noted above :

$ cd /path/to/setup/exec/file

Then continue with Step 2 to Step 5
 
  


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