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Old 12-21-2007, 02:40 AM   #1
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Getting started with Wine


I need some pointers to learn about Wine. Is there any good tutorials for using Wine?


Old 12-21-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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Head over to and have a look at the FAQs. I've seen better tutorials but I've also seen worse. It's wise to use the most up-to-date package available for your distro.
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The best way to use wine is to use windows apps the way you expect. If the app doesn't work as expected, file bug reports at If you rely on tricks or howtos to get apps to work, they are either bad or quickly outdated.

So install away and have fun!

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Old 12-21-2007, 02:46 PM   #4
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Sometimes when a program fails you get an error message about a .dll not working. In winecfg you can set certain dlls for applications to be native or built-in. Try setting to one or the other. If you need a dll most can be downloaded from a few websites - doing a quick google on the dll name usually shows where.
Old 12-25-2007, 11:54 PM   #5
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Since you are using Slackware you may be interested in the build script for wine at

I use the script to install/update to a new version of wine. Just be sure if you are upgrading your wine installation that you also update your wine configuration directory using wineprefixcreate.


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