WineHQ
Wine Forums

Board index » WineHQ » Wine Help » Linux




 Page 1 of 1 [ 4 posts ] 



 
Author Message
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:45 am 
Offline
Level 1
Level 1

Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:41 am
Posts: 5
So, I've seen a lot of people getting software under WINE to work by manually installing certain software, such as DirextX, or the Visual C redistributables, but without mentioning how they did it. Before going on an assumption, can I just confirm that I'd be downloading the relevant installers as I would on a Windows system, then running them under WINE? If not, what's the proper way to do it?

Also, is there a list of commonly used redistributables I could use to increase the chances of Windows software working correctly? Probably a vague question, given that different programs needs different installers, but I'm trying to cover all my bases here. Or at least, most of them.


Top 
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:54 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:30 pm
Posts: 12128
The best way to do it is to use winetricks, as that works around known bugs in Wine. https://wiki.winehq.org/Winetricks

As for which ones to install, only install the ones you know your app or game needs, as using native dlls unnecessarily can prevent things from working.


Top 
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:23 am 
Offline
Level 1
Level 1

Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:41 am
Posts: 5
Problem is, I'm not sure which ones would be needed, and which ones would be unnecessary, as what I want to run isn't listed in the app database. I figured I'd start experimenting.

On that note though, what would you recommend when it comes to trying different things out for untested software (this may or may not be a vague/broad question)?


Top 
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:22 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:30 pm
Posts: 12128
Try initially in a clean wineprefix, using the current development or staging release (if one branch doesn't work, try the other). If you're on 64 bit and a 32 bit application doesn't work, try a 32 bit wineprefix. If it's an older application, you might also want to try setting the Windows version to XP or earlier. If none of that works, post terminal output, with a description of what is happening.


Top 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
 Page 1 of 1 [ 4 posts ] 




Board index » WineHQ » Wine Help » Linux


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: