Can Wine be run on Windows?

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Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by eating » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:01 pm

Can Wine currently be built for Windows in order to run programs only compatible with older versions of Windows?

One example is an old game that will run on Windows XP but not with newer versions, even using Windows' compatibility options. However a Mac user has recently claimed to have the program run fine using Wine.

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Re: Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by dimesio » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:31 pm

eating wrote:Can Wine currently be built for Windows in order to run programs only compatible with older versions of Windows?
No.

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Re: Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by Bob Wya » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:04 am

@eating

Also see: Wine on Windows.
The fact that this Wiki page has been archived should probably not inspire much hope! :cry:

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Re: Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by dimesio » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:23 am

The page was intentionally renamed when it was ported over from the old wiki. https://wiki.winehq.org/Cygwin_and_More

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Re: Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by DarkShadow44 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:04 am

That said, you can run wine3d on windows - for example if an old DirectX game gives you only a blackscreen, you can use that to try and fix it.

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Re: Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by jkfloris » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:10 pm

You could install a Linux distribution in the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" (WSL) in Windows 10. Install an X server for Windows in Windows 10. Install Wine in WSL and try to run your application. But I don't think you will get a decent performance.

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Re: Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by jkfloris » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 pm

Out of curiosity I tried the Wine in WSL option and it seems to work.
One example is an old game that will run on Windows XP but not with newer versions
Can you give an example?

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Re: Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by jkfloris » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:14 am

The Windows Subsystem for Linux only supports 64-bit applications.
In other words, only wine64 will run and your old 32-bit Windows XP games wouldn't. :(

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Re: Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by Bob Wya » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:10 pm

@eating,

See also this WineHQ Forum thread from last year: Wine on Windows, re: Boxed Wine.

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Re: Can Wine be run on Windows?

Post by danoon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:01 pm

Boxedwine is moving along slowly. I have some games working with a x32 to x64 binary translator (this should be in the next release, who know when). I ended up getting about 40% the speed in Quake 2 with OpenGL when compare to it running natively on the same box. So not quite true Wine of Windows because of the performance hit, but it is getting closer.

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