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Old 07-14-2004, 11:51 PM   #1
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Wine...I just need to know how to use it step by step.

This is so confsing. Im trying to load windows and I cant seem o get it. Can you guys just telll my step by step on how to load windows aim? And Battlefield 1942? and other fie located on my homeflder
Old 07-15-2004, 01:55 AM   #2
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You just download the package Untar it you will find INSTALL and README File in the package itself .

That will guide you the best.

Old 07-15-2004, 04:55 AM   #3
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If you want to play games, you really need to consider subscribing to, which will allow you to download the wine-based cedega (previously WineX).* This is probably only worth doing if you have an nVidia graphics card, however, as ATI support just isn't there for Linux (sadly, as they currently IMO make the better cards). In conjunction with their Point2Play software, installing games is _very_ simple. If something goes wrong for a particular game, you are entitled to support as a subscriber. Remember that, on average, games will run slightly slower under cedega**, so take that into account. If you have minimum specs for a particular game, don't be surprised if it doesn't run fast enough.

As for wine: check out There's also crossover office to consider if your needs are very specific, and you don't mind the price-tag.

As for AIM, just use gaim.

*You _could_ get wineX/cedega by CVS, but this lacks support for InstallShield, rendering it fairly useless for the inexperienced.
**I've never noticed a game run faster under wineX/cedega myself, but there's some anecdotal evidence of this.

Old 07-15-2004, 05:20 AM   #4
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The best way, esp for games, is to...

go to the site

pay the $15

Download point2play

install point2play (how will depend on the distro, so read the point2play readme)

run point2play

enter your transgaming user name and password.

get point2play to download the latest cedega (winex)

use point2play to install the game

play the game...

Make sure you check the transgaming site to see if the game runs okay...

If you want apps then go to

pay $40

download crossover

intall it

run it and install windows software.

Now for instruction to the free version of wine... Read all the documentation thoroughly. Twice. Follow that instruction. That's about as much help as I can be as I tend to take the easy way out and use transgaming winex for games and codeweavers crossover for windows apps.
Old 07-15-2004, 06:32 AM   #5
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I have benefitted from the Wine setup description by Stefan Schultz here .
Old 07-15-2004, 10:12 AM   #6
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Can you teach me how to open termuinal?
Old 07-15-2004, 11:09 AM   #7
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It would help to know what Desktop Environment-- or even what distribution-- you are using.

But barring that, if you look on the bottom of your screen, at the bar, with the icons, one of them should look like a tiny TV screen (possibly with a seashell in the corner). This will probably be the case if the left corner of this bar (where the "Start" button would be in Windows) has an icon that looks like a "K". The little TV screen with the seashell near the K is is the icon for Konsole, the terminal emulator program for the KDE desktop environment. Click it, and you will have a terminal.

If you have a top bar with words on it, like "Applications", and "Actions", then you are using the GNOME desktop environment, and if you go to the Applications menu, and scroll down to "System", you will find a menu entry for "Terminal". Click that to open gnome-terminal, the terminal emulator program for GNOME.

In both cases, you have a "Run..." box in your main menu; you can type "konsole" (if using KDE) or "gnome-terminal" (if using GNOME), or "xterm" (in all cases)-- without the quotation marks-- in that box to start a terminal.

If you are using another Window Manager, like IceWM (which looks a lot like Windows 98/98-- the Start button may even say "Start"), the main menu should have an entry for terminal prominently displayed; when you click it, you will probably get xterm, the "general" terminal emulator program.

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-15-2004, 05:07 PM   #8
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Also check out CodeWeaver's CrossOver Office which is based upon Wine
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Ok dude, you want it you can get it!

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