John Smith | 14 Jul 21:49 2015

If Wine isn't am emulator how does it work

Sorry about this noob question, but this is something that has been boring
me. So Wine is a compatibly layer that tricks windows based apps into
working on Linux. But isn't that what an emulator does? I know emulators
more typically visualize the hardware which uses more recesses, but there
are also high level emulators which just create the environment.

isn't any software that tricks a program a forum of emulation. Or is it
more specific then that?

Another question I'd like to ask is if you could offer any help in install
Wine to an offline system. Is there a download link to the main .deb or the
repository or something. I use Linux Mint.
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Saikumar nakirekanti | 13 Jul 13:55 2015

Reg: Wine Installation

Hi, sir
1.I installed wine 1.6.1 and PlayOnLinux 4.2.8
2. and i installed ie8 by using PlayOnLinux 4.2.8 software on Ubuntu 12.04
Problem : IE8 browser is automatically being closed with in 1 sec when is
browser opened.
Could you please explain me what is the procedure to get installed of ie8
or ie8 above


*RegardsNakirekanti Sai Kumar*

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Beartooth | 6 Jul 18:29 2015

Mappery inquiry

	Last time I tried, a few years back, Wine was not yet up to 
handling Garmin's proprietary topo map software. It would install, and 
sometimes even work, so long as I didn't try to connect a GPS to it. (The 
ones I have are all also Garmins -- old ones wanting a serial port.)

	I made a huge effort, for most of a year, with a lot of help from 
high-powered Alpha Plus Technoids on several lists, this one not least 
among them. But I only ever got one GPS to talk to the software one time, 
and never figured out how ....

	What I'm trying to do (and did, under M$, years ago) is go locate 
game trails, lunch rocks, good stands, etc., on a hunting ground; then 
come home and include all that info into a good map, to scale, of the 
hunting ground. 

	Another approach would be to install, say, XP onto a virtual 
machine, and do the work there. That did work, for a while, after a 
sufficiently sophisticated technoid friend installed an emulation, or 
sandbox, or whatever it was. But when I once bollixed up the virtual 
machine, my cyber-savvy didn't suffice to restore it.

	And yes, I know there are Linux-native suites nowadays; and 
Garmin is reported to've put its source code into the public domain. 
Alas!, those suites all seem to require advanced degrees in CS, 
cartography, or fields too fierce to mention. <sigh>

	Are we there yet?


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Ivan Akulinchev | 29 Jun 17:24 2015

Alternative uxtheme.dll implementation for using the GTK+ rendering engine


At the weekend I have wrote an alternative uxtheme.dll implementation
and I want
to share it with you.

The idea was very simple. Most of the Windows applications use
uxtheme.dll to
draw their controls calling the functions like DrawThemeBackground. I
GTK+ has a very similar interface (compare: gtk_render_background) and
it would
be nice to have a wrapper arround it.

So I have got UxThemeGTK. There is still a lot of work, but you can test
it now: (see the screenshots at the
bottom of
the page). Pull requests are certainly welcomed!



P.S. Shall I send a copy to wine-devel?

xxhdx1985126 | 24 May 13:50 2015

Can't find dbghelp.dll and txc_dxtn library

Hi, everyone.

I'm trying to run Blizzard's "Hearthstone" on my fedora 20, which came up with the following error:

fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub
p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/pkcs11/
/usr/lib/pkcs11/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/pkcs11/
/usr/lib/pkcs11/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
fixme:d3d:wined3d_dxtn_init Wine cannot find the txc_dxtn library, DXTn software support unavailable.
fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub
fixme:msvcrt:type_info_name_internal_method type_info_node parameter ignored
fixme:system:SetProcessDPIAware stub!
fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet
fixme:winsock:WSALookupServiceBeginW (0x2a8e5a0 0x00000ff0 0x2a8e5e8) Stub!
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x2a8e478, overlapped 0x1a15e88): stub
fixme:winsock:WSALookupServiceBeginW (0x2a8e5e4 0x00000ff0 0x2a8e62c) Stub!
err:module:import_dll Library dbghelp.dll (which is needed by
L"C:\\windows\\system32\\imagehlp.dll") not found
err:module:DelayLoadFailureHook failed to delay load imagehlp.dll.ImageGetCertificateHeader
wine: Call from 0x7b83ca2c to unimplemented function imagehlp.dll.ImageGetCertificateHeader, aborting
wine: Unimplemented function imagehlp.dll.ImageGetCertificateHeader called at address 0x7b83ca2c
(thread 0036), starting debugger...
err:module:import_dll Library dbghelp.dll (which is needed by
L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winedbg.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\windows\\system32\\winedbg.exe"
failed, status c0000135
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Ali Aminian | 1 May 10:27 2015

Replacing built in dlls with native dlls

I have licensed windows Xp. Now i want to replace all dlls with native
one. How should i do that?

Thank you.

Maarten van Dijk | 1 Apr 19:30 2015

RAW USB support under Wine

Hello Friends,
I working with Ubuntu 14.04
Some programs I want to use is only under Windows. I have done some
research but the program in this case 123 tune (car ignition program) is
not under Linux.

So playonlinux I have choosen and the program is working, but the
connection with ignitionsyste is not working. It should work with a raw
USB connection FTDI driver.
Does anyone have already programmed in wine a direct connection in raw USB?

Otherwise Virtual machine could be a solution but I have to rebuild a
windows under VM for 15 MB program. VM is also very heavy in relation
with Playonlinux (wine 1.7.2).

I hope someone has made this connection type and want to share it.

Thanks in advance,
Maarten van Dijk

Ali Aminian | 20 Mar 22:20 2015

Native Dlls

1_How native Dlls should be installed without using winetricks. for
exmple i want to install quartz.dll.

2_What is the folder that wine looks, for native dlls?

Ali Aminian | 19 Mar 14:30 2015

Installing native dlls

1_How native Dlls should be installed without using winetricks. for
exmple i want to install quartz.dll.

2_What is the folder that wine looks, for native dlls?

Mathieu Comandon | 3 Mar 23:13 2015

Keeping track of processes managed by a wineserver instance


For the project I'm working on (Lutris, I'd like
to keep track of processes spawned from a wineserver instance.

I have managed to do this with Linux native binaries and the other
emulators we're using but in the case of wine, often will the initial
process quit and another one will open, which will be orphaned (owned
by upstart, systemd or whatever init system in use).

If was wondering if there was a way to query the wineserver for
running Windows processes. I am considering using another option using
lsof -t [wine_executable] and removing all the common winedevice.exe,
explorer.exe, etc processes from that list, but that seems a bit
hackish even if it could work and will end up doing this if any other
solution doesn't come up.

Or maybe, there is a way to keep these process from being orphaned in
the first place, that would be even better.

Mathieu Comandon

Chris Angelico | 7 Feb 11:15 2015

Automatically close Windows program on crash?

I have a program that, under certain circumstances, will crash out
with the "Serious Error" popup. In order to better probe the crash
with an automated test harness, I'd like to be able to skip that popup
and just have the process terminate. Is there a way to do that? Tell
Wine "hey, if this program segfaults, just close it without asking

Hoping this is something really easy, but I couldn't find anything on
'man wine' or similar.