• Install Wine

    Does anyone know what else needs to be installed after wine to configure it correctly? I have installed it before on another linux os but that was a long time ago. I need to download a windows product to repair my windows os but can’t log on to windows right now. So, any help you can offer would be great. If I don’t hear from anyone I’ll look to see if wine has a website.

  • No, I’m speaking of Wine, which has been around for a few years. Wine is basically an emulator that allows linux users to run windows applications.


  • Hi,

    Run winecfg to setup it, but it’s really not necessary if you use a default setup. Just run wine and the program you want to run

    wine myprogram.exe


  • wine, wine-mono, wine-gecko, winetricks.

  • @karasu It’s not working. That’s why I’m asking here. I thought maybe something changed.

  • Which version are you using? Suggest you use Wine Stable not the newest version. It’s 1.6.2-3

  • Wine in Arch repo is currently and both staging and stable versions match this time.

  • @Arup-Roy-Chowdhury WineHQ still lists 1.6.2 as stable https://www.winehq.org/download/

  • @Uzi yes I am aware but Arch uses the latest one. Even Ubuntu recommends using the latest via their PPA. I am using Wine for my photo software and 1.7 has no issues here.

  • @Arup-Roy-Chowdhury Yes but not everything does. My fav game - Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion will not work unless I use Stable. If you have no issues then of course use the latest of anything BUT the OP is having issues, so I suggest he at least tries Stable to see if that solves it.

  • @Uzi Arch is cutting edge with latest libs and programs. Sometimes to use older versions, one needs a significant downgrade, this can lead to issues for future upgrades and with other programs, thats why I suggested to use the Arch repo. In case you wish to use older packages, CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu LTS are safer bets than Arch.

  • As Wyn said, why not using PlayOnLinux as the GUI to install and to setup your program ? It is wine running behind and I have found it much more flexible than using wine alone (you can change the wine version to use for instance).
    Just my 2 cents.

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