Originally posted by dudeguy9001
How would I "attemt to load them using wine or any other emulator or program"? Where do i get wine. How do I use it?
If you go into www.google.com,
and type "wine" on the search field, then click on the button "Search", the very first hit would be the Wine you are looking for. It really is that simple and works with almost everything. Even full questions can be used: "Adding mouse wheel support in Linux", for example...
Also, even though a few Windows applications will run under Linux through wine, you should avoid it at best. In this case, you are trying to use drivers... which is even worse. Simply forget it. And I don't know why you would need a driver for the mouse(?). If you have those mice with 20 buttons, you've to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config (or xorg.conf) and add the number of buttons on the device part (Option "Buttons" "20").
Most of the things in Linux works by either editing a file, loading a module or recompiling the kernel. The latest one is to be avoided, unless you have some really odd piece of hardware.
If you are looking for an application for Linux to run natively (smart) instead of running a Windows application through an emulator (bad idea), take a look into this Table of Equivalents:
If you want to run Windows games in Linux, read this:
If you want to get one specific Windows application to run under Linux, check this link out: