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pman 02-23-2005 05:15 PM

Help with Wine
I want to get Wine working as I have just come into the world of linux. I have installed it and it works fine (tested notepad etc..). I have pointed the config file to my exisiting windows xp partition. How do I install things etc and other things?

Thanks in advance

darkleaf 02-23-2005 05:24 PM

"wine /path/to/exe/file"

Freyr 02-23-2005 05:48 PM

Mkae sure you run wineprefixcreate which will make a .wine directory drop a Install.exe (or equivelent) to that directory and execute

wine "/home/yourname/.wine/drive_c/Install.exe"

And you should get an installer which will install the program to your virtual windows drive in .wine.

You may need to install Install Shield or other windows dependencies for the installers though.

Using winetools ( really helps if you can get a package.

pman 02-24-2005 12:11 PM

When i try and run the msn messenger installation, I get this:

[root@localhost peter]# wine /home/peter/.wine/SetupDl.exe
fixme:font:load_VDMX No suitable ratio found
fixme:ntdll:RtlImpersonateSelf (00000002), stub
fixme:ntdll:NtAccessCheck (0x77d656b8, 0x3c, 00000001, 0x779ded38, 0x779ded24, 0x779ded54, 0x779ded50, 0x779dece0), stub
fixme:advapi:RevertToSelf (), stub
fixme:font:load_VDMX No suitable ratio found
fixme:font:load_VDMX No suitable ratio found


Freyr 02-24-2005 12:53 PM

I would seriously doubt that MSN messanger would work under Wine. Microsoft has a way of writing non-portable proprietary code that won't work under Wine. If its MSN you want you can use Gaim, Kopete, or AMSN which are the linux native equivelents.

pman 02-24-2005 02:53 PM

thanks. If i wanted to run say Midtown Madness 2 in Wine, how would I install it, and also how would I install battlefield Vietnam?

darkleaf 02-24-2005 03:09 PM

Same with "wine /path/to/exe/file". Remember some things work others don't. If you really want I guess the best option now is cedega but it's not free :( Or get games that are compatible already.

pman 02-24-2005 03:25 PM

even on a cd?

darkleaf 02-24-2005 06:44 PM

If it's on the CD you'll probably point it to the setup.exe or something like that. If you get far enough in the installshield (so if it hasn't crashed by then yet) then you can set where you want it installed, which will automatically be at least on your fake_windows or your real windows partition depending on how you chose to do it.

millionknives 03-17-2005 12:52 AM

Yeah aMSN and gaim are very nice programs however I need something with video support for msn so does anyone have any way of getting msn to workunder wine or is there a native choice with video support?

Thanks for your time,

phonecian 03-17-2005 02:40 AM


wine /path/to/exe/file
Could someone propose me a piece of script that would automate this behind a menu item in kde?

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