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How to get Corel Linux working in a VM on Slackware64

Posted 06-17-2021 at 05:51 AM by rkelsen

Corel Linux was a commercial Linux distribution, which was quite well polished and capable as a desktop OS. It was removed from the market shortly after Microsoft became a minority 'non-voting' shareholder in the company. I'm not saying that the two incidents are connected at all, but the timing is somewhat coincidental...

The major differences between Corel Linux and other distributions available at the time, were that Corel Linux was clearly a product influenced by a corporate...
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How to get StarCraft (1998 version) working on Slackware64

Posted 06-14-2021 at 02:03 AM by rkelsen

This requires a working installation of Wine. See previous blog entry for how to get that.

Step 1. Mount the StarCraft CDROM
Step 2. $ wine /mnt/cdrom/setup.exe
Step 3. Exit installer. Do not click on Play Starcraft at this point - you'll be disappointed with the results.
Step 4. Copy /mnt/cdrom/install.exe to /home/user/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Starcraft/StarCraft.mpq
Step 5. Umount & eject the CDROM
Step 6. Obtain the v1.16.1 (last official)...
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Using Wine for old Windows games on a straight 64 bit machine

Posted 06-13-2021 at 10:14 PM by rkelsen
Updated 06-13-2021 at 10:18 PM by rkelsen

The only reason I use Wine is gaming. Everything else has long since been surpassed by better quality software which runs natively under Linux.

I don't like the fuss of having to download & install multi-lib packages for this. It adds a ton of libraries and packages, and is quite an involved process. Thankfully, under Slackware, we can use the packages and scripts created by Alien Bob... but the process is still somewhat drawn out and complicated. I'm a simple guy. I shun...
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