30731Re: Whining About Wine
- Feb 9, 2013--- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, "Paul" wrote:
>With Mint and a few other Distros, I found PlayOnLinux good for testing those games that wouldn't play on WinXP to run okay. I got CrossOver for free, but haven't tried it yet. I fix other people's Windows computers that I hardly turn on my WinXP or Win7 computers much these days.
> --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, Scott wrote:
> > I don't use wine very much, and have found it to work about half the time
> > on the specific applications that I've tried.
> > I just run wine file. It will then almost always give
> > some errors, but if I'm lucky, I'll see that I now have a
> > $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/whatever
> > It may be this particular program doesn't work with wine. Somewhere on
> > their site, they have a list of many Windows programs with descriptions of
> > how well they work or don't work.
> > --
> > Scott Robbins
> I had to run a file viewer in Wine once and I found an application called winetricks was helpful in getting it to work for me.
> It didn't make me feel any less dirty though.
However, I do need to find out if all my old Pinball games work on Wine, etc. Did anyone ever buy the old BigBlue Disks in the DOS and early Window's days? I remember a sort of stick animated thing to watch and wish it was one of the Xscreensavers. I'll have to dig those out of the closet and do a Google search one of these days.
Joan in Reno
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