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Old 04-29-2005, 04:21 AM   #1
kevin_hill54
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wine troubles


Hey all, Ive probably got a super easy fix but I dont have a clue what Im doing here. Im trying to get WOW to run with wine, but cant get my head around my problems.
As far as I know Ive got the wine version wine-20050419-lfc3winehq . Ive got no idea what this means, but I get the WOW installer saying I need a newer version of Windows. How do I change this so it acts as windows 98? (Im following another websites instructions so far, but Im stuck here).
Thanks for any advice.

Jeff.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 06:36 AM   #2
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First, try to install the "wintools" rpm, and run "winetools" to configure your system in Win98 mode.

Second, see if the "wineconsole" command can be used for your WOW app.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 08:19 AM   #3
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OK Downloaded the RPM and tried to install. Requires Xdialog. Downloaded that but now it has dependancies of libX11, libc, libdl, libgdk, libglib, libgmodule, libgtk, libm. How can I get all these in one go and install easily or do I have to install 1 at a time.

Thanks for your help
 
Old 04-29-2005, 08:33 AM   #4
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i'm pretty new but

i use fedora core 3 same as you and it has yum which is great in my opinion, it resolves dependencies when downloading/installing the package you want so look for the required rpm with (as su)

yum search "RPM_NAME_HERE"

if it finds it then get it with

yum install "RPM_NAME_HERE"

that should get the rpm and all their dependencies.

if you are using the standard repositories it's highly likely that they won't contain winetools however there are some excellent 3rd party repositories out there in the form of dag and freshrpms, google on setting them up as a repository (pretty simple), don't forget to install the pgp keys for them (yet more googling) and then do the above steps again.

Once that's done you can do

which winetools to find out where it is installed (if it installed to one of the places in path)

Sorry about the lack of tehnical info here, i'm at work on winxp so can't copy my configs for you

Others can offer better ways probably but this is how i would atleast try

good luck
 
Old 04-29-2005, 08:42 AM   #5
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By default, wine tries to behave like w98. If you want to change this behaviour, open your favourite file browser, enter
</path/to/your/home/directory/>.wine/
(reading, for example /home/jeff/.wine)
You should see a few files, among them one with the name config. Open this with a text editor, you will find the windows version setting in the first few lines (you need to uncomment the line in question to actually take effect).


HTH

Last edited by Marius2; 04-29-2005 at 08:45 AM.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 02:18 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys. It helped alot. Winetools is installed now, but its not working with my version of Wine. Im about to go and have a look and see if I can find an updated version. It just keeps going and going... Thanks again for your help, nearly there (I think).

Is there anything that I can use that will make wine work other than winetools?

PS. You were right, it was already set to win98, but the game is still saying it needs win98 or higher to run?

Last edited by kevin_hill54; 05-01-2005 at 02:38 AM.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 07:27 AM   #7
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Still trying to figure this one out. Iḿ thinking now the only alternative must be to get an older version of wine to work with winetools.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 12:40 PM   #8
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There's a comparison chart on the wine page showing the versions of wine and which works best with wine tools, i got the latest Fedora Core 3 built RPm and they work fine together.
 
  


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