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Old 07-16-2009, 05:59 PM   #16
seanearlyaug
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>BTW: I grew up in Claremont--just a few miles from you. The whole area is hugely different from what it was when Ias >in high school-----would you believe 50 years ago?
yes I would.

The place has changed hugely according to my native wife. Her HSchool is gone, frex.
I have been all over the USA, but California since 1983,'

Sean
 
Old 07-16-2009, 06:10 PM   #17
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I think that I installed Wine 1.1.24 today
From the command line: Using what? did you download WINE from somewhere?

Using Synaptic: Did you try to INSTALL WINE with Synaptic? if so, it would tell you that it was in fact installed.


Given that you are new to all this, it might really pay off to try CrossOver. They have a free trial period, and it makes things pretty easy. (CrossOver is WINE, but with a friendly front end, and support.)
 
Old 07-17-2009, 12:20 AM   #18
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Oh, crud, I 'reported' a post with a reply. Sorry.

Anyway I do not have money and can not install something that is basic to the functionality of the system that will need money.

I do not know how to tell if the Wine (or any other software component) has been installed, or installed (in)correctly.
Please tell me how to do this post install.

Also can I install any piece of software a second time and not have problems with that?

Sean
 
Old 07-17-2009, 12:24 AM   #19
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From the command line: Using what? did you download WINE from somewhere?

Using Synaptic: Did you try to INSTALL WINE with Synaptic? if so, it would tell you that it was in fact installed.


Given that you are new to all this, it might really pay off to try CrossOver. They have a free trial period, and it makes things pretty easy. (CrossOver is WINE, but with a friendly front end, and support.)
I found some instructions for installing wine. They did not work until I used sudo at the start of each instruction. It seemed to have downloaded something from somewhere. Wine 1.1 or 1.0. I then downloaded from the Wine people a copy of their program, extracted it, and found that it went nowhere. I then read some more, learned a bit about synaptic and used that. It impled that it had download Wine1.1.24 or something like that and implied that it had installed it. I really did expect to have wine just start running my programs. It has not shown up yet.

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Old 07-17-2009, 12:32 AM   #20
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Look in your home folder for a directory named ".wine". In the GUI file manager, you'll need to enable hidden files----in a terminal, just enter "ls -a".

Did you attempt to install it with your package manager? If so, it will be able to tell you if it is in fact installed---just search on "wine".

The more general answer is to search using find. For example, to find any file or directory containing "wine", you could use this command:

find / -name "*wine*"


The reason I suggested CrossOver is that it is an easy way to see if WINE will work for what you are doing. If you don't want to buy it, simply uninstall it when the free trial expires. (Or just leave it there and ignore it.)
 
Old 07-17-2009, 01:30 AM   #21
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Got Wine!
it only looked like it(synaptic) might have loaded wine, It had not. I clicked the boxes and it really did.
It still does not load Juno.
Masters of Orion and my old stile database of people's addresses are likely dos box stuff.

I now have Dosbox. Unlike the windows environment, I do not have any idea where my stuff is. But that is later.
The dosbox page noted incorrectly that
'DOSBox can be run from a terminal by simply typing dosbox . '
But the program became available via that system & command.

Got instructions for Dos programs to run in dosbox. Orion II is windows, but maybe that will work with wine.

I am making progress.
Thank you for your help, I am not sure that this is done yet.
Sean
 
Old 07-17-2009, 02:09 AM   #22
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dosemu (aka dos emulation) is what I use. Perhaps this is the same as dosbox. Anyway, after installing dosemu, I simply type "dosemu" (without quotes) in the terminal, and get the dos prompt (C:\>). It tells me that D-drive (D:\>) is where my home directory is. So, ...
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C:\>d:
D:\>cd directory with masters of orion game
D:\oriondirectory>mastersorion.exe
Once you're in the D-directory (aka your home directory), you can see the contents of that directory via the old dos command "dir /p" ("ls" will work also). From here, change the directory (cd) to the directory with the Masters of Orion executable file. Then, run the program. To leave dosemu, type "exitemu".

later: I just noticed that you mentioned in the previous post that Masters of Orion is a Windows, and not a dos program. In this case, dosemu (aka dosbox) likely won't work with it.

Last edited by mark_alfred; 07-17-2009 at 03:57 PM. Reason: corrected a typo, and added another thought
 
Old 07-17-2009, 04:37 AM   #23
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did you try to install any other windows program using wine ?

Last edited by peeths003; 07-17-2009 at 04:43 AM.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 11:56 AM   #24
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I have installed wine. I have not gotten a program to run under wine.
Juno still does not work, and it needs windows, I think, not dosbox.

Spore needs a network to read the DVD from another computer. That is both another can of worms and another topic.

I have been trying to get several things working, and not going to any one of them long.
I have learned to deal with binarys, and got Google Earth installed.

I just re-installed Juno under wine.
I got this when I clicked on Juno.exe:
/home/sean/Desktop/Link to juno.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
note: /home/sean/Desktop/Link to juno.exe may be a plain executable, not an archive
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/sean/Desktop/Link to juno.exe or
/home/sean/Desktop/Link to juno.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/sean/Desktop/Link to juno.exe.ZIP, period.

So it does not like Juno.exe. But maybe a Dos box would work.
Sean
 
  


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