Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General > Member Success Stories
User Name
Password Member Success Stories Just spent four hours configuring your favorite program? Just figured out a Linux problem that has been stumping you for months?
Post your Linux Success Stories here.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-14-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 113

Rep: Reputation: 10
[HOWTO] - Install MSPaint Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp Service Pack 3) in Wine 1.5.5

I typically use GIMP, or some other Linux Application, to access or view files of images scanned
at 600 DPI, but sometimes these applications just refuse to do what I need.

I had some R/C Plane plans scanned at 600 DPI and the size in pixels was 21600 x 36000 (21.4M)
1BB (bit black). Several of the files were burnt to CDR's and named Temp000398 thru Temp000404.
I tried GIMP, and I couldn't view or open the files. Image Viewer, or any other Application I had
tried didn't work either. I needed to find out what information was contained in each file.
I finally tried MS Paint 5.1 and it worked great. My next step was to get MS Paint running in Wine 1.5.5.

Instructions for copying Windows XP - MS Paint to Slackware 14.0

MSPaint Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp Service Pack 3)

1. Copy the following files from a Windows XP (SP3) Install to a USB Flash Drive.
The files you need to copy are located at C:\Windows\System32\ (Files needed are...)

2. SEARCH your Windows Hard Drive for GdiPlus.dll. (Mine was Version 6.0.3264.00 from Allen Bradley = Rockwell)
but I also found several, and 5.1.3102.5512 was one of the choices if you can't locate 6.0.3264.0
Copy one file to the USB Flash Drive too! (Adds TIF, GIF, JPG, PNG Format Support)

3. Copy (Drag & Drop) the following Folders from a Windows XP (SP3) Install to a USB Flash Drive

4. Create a Folder named MSPaint at .wine/drive_c/Program Files/
(You can substitute a ? for the SPACE in Program?Files for copying.)
Permissions are: drwxr-xr-x 2 larry larry 4096 Jun 18 12:42 MSPaint

5. Copy (Drag & Drop) mspaint.exe to .wine/drive_c/windows/Program Files/MSPaint
Change the permissions of MSPaint to -rwxr--r-- 1 larry larry 343040 Apr 13 2008 mspaint.exe

6. Copy (Drag & Drop) the remaining seven *.dll files to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/
Copy (Drag & Drop)the Folder AppPatch to .wine/drive_c/windows/
Copy (Drag & Drop) the Folder Fonts to .wine/drive_c/windows/

Before you create the launcher use the following Terminal command to see that it will function.
wine "/home/youruserlogin/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/MSPaint/mspaint.exe"
To create your Launcher, Right Click on the Desktop, Left Click on Create Launcher.

Name XP-MSPaint
Command wine "/home/youruserlogin/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/MSPaint/mspaint.exe"
Comment Microsoft XP Paint Ver 5.1

Change ICON as needed from PNG files below, or use the Wine Icon - Wine.svg.
I used Icon Entry7.png. I copied this png to /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/
with permissions of:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 674 Jun 18 12:56 Icon Entry_1.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2015 Jun 18 12:56 Icon Entry_4.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3766 Jun 18 12:56 Icon Entry_7.png

7. Double click on XP-MSPaint to test Paint ver 5.1
When MSPaint opens, be sure to Click on TEXT in the Left Menu, then draw a Box for the TEXT INPUT,
then go to the top menu and select VIEW TEXT BOX to allow for changing the Font selection and size.
This will allow you to easily select the Text you want.

8. When a printer has been installed......To change Print from Portrait to Landscape,
go to Printer settings and change it there versus the opening the Print Setup screen selection.

Things that do not work properly are:
1. Printing - When opening a LARGE BMP File, and trying to Preview, or print to paper.

REF: (Posting #30)

Tested with Wine 1.01 and Ubuntu 9.10 03-03-2010
Tested with Wine 1.1.42 & Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 05-19-2010
Tested with Debian 6.0 & Wine-1.1.42

Tested with Slackware 14. 0 & Wine-1.5.5 10-13-2012


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Temp00405c.png
Views:	53
Size:	45.0 KB
ID:	10965  
Attached Images
Attached Files
File Type: txt (101.3 KB, 23 views)

Last edited by lkraemer; 10-14-2012 at 04:57 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Pardus 2011.2: new version or service pack? LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-23-2011 12:30 AM
installtion -how install centos 5.5 in windows xp service pack 3 shridhan phalke Linux - Software 2 08-17-2011 03:41 PM
LXer: Howto Install latest wine with patched source and manage wine prefixes LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-07-2009 05:11 PM
Warning. Do not install Vista Service Pack 1 on a system which boots with Grub arubin Linux - General 13 06-15-2008 04:32 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General > Member Success Stories

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration