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scales 05-05-2009 09:20 AM

wine err:module:....
 
hi all, i have a standalone app for windows that i would like to try and run under wine. when i try "wine /PATH/prog.exe" i get a bunch of dll errors. all the dlls that the app needs are in its folder right next to the actual exe, how do i ensure that things run correctly?

scales 05-05-2009 10:09 AM

nevermind, i figured it out. turns out that not all dll files are created equal. i just grabbed ones off my xp machine and they allowed it to work where as ones i downloaded did not

David the H. 05-05-2009 10:16 AM

First, always check the wine application database to see what experiences other people have had for the program, if any. And read the wine documentation.

Next, run 'winecfg'. There you can tweak things like the type of Windows simulated (Win98,XP, etc), and whether wine tries to use its own native .dll libraries or external ones. Just load the program exec name into the application panel, and when that name is highlighted it and the other tabs will configure for that application only.

Not sure if it will work on something that has its own .dlls though. You could also try moving the .dll files to the wine "windows" system directory to see if it picks them up there.

In the end though, some applications just don't work. It all comes down to the specific needs of that program and whether the wine project has completed support for those needs.

Edit: Now he tells me. Still, it's good advice.


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