Install Wine applications easily with Winetricks

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Windows to Linux migration made a little simpler: a tutorial explaining how to use winetricks, a small helper script, to more easily download and install Windows components for Wine programs. Enjoy.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/winetricks.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. NGRhodes

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    Now, if only I/anyone could get IE8 working (I need itfor testing purposes), I would be very happy.
     
  3. Trespasser

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    I have been using Winetricks a long, long time. Can't wait for the Winetricks surprise you mentioned. Can you give us a hint as to what it is? You've got my curiosity aroused. The wine ppa has, at least here recently, made Winetricks a dependency for the latest installs. Nice review.

    Later...
     
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    I should add that the only reason I run Wine is for two Windows applications...ConvertXtoDVD (for me) and PySolFC (for my wife). I recently discovered that in Lucid's repos they now offer PySolFC 2.0 (the latest version). So if you like card games, mahjongg, plus a bunch of others (1048 total the last time I checked) that could keep you entertained for hours then PySolFC is for you. I highly recommend it if you're into card games.

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  5. Trespasser

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    I just discovered a new Wine tool in Synaptic called wisotool. Is this what you were alluding to, Mrk?

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  6. linuxforall

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    Problem with winetool is that if you prefer using latest WINE via the ppa, you are likely to get into some serious incompatibility issues according to WINE forums. Otherwise its very convenient, far better interface and handling than default.
     
  7. vasa1

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    I'd suggest that Linux needs a browser that can spoof IE (any version) and correctly interpret the "non-standard" syntax that breaks other browsers. If I got it right, it also appears that MS has seen the light and will try to make IE9 100% standards-compliant and no ActiveX. Whether a multi-platform version will ever be released is the question.
     
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  9. chrisretusn

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    I second this. While it is a very useful tool, indiscriminate use can cause some serious problems. Make sure you really need what ever it is you are installing.
     
  10. NormanF

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    You overlooked Play On Linux, its pretty easy to set up any listed or unsupported application in Wine with it. If it does not have the right icon, that can easily be found on the Web for the program in question.
     
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