Monday, December 31, 2007

Nitro Stunt Racing on Linux with Wine

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Alpine Ski Racing 2007 on Linux with Wine

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell on Linux with Wine

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

WWN Issue 337 was released today

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 on Linux with Wine

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Wine Weekly News 336

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

3DMark 06 Score on Wine 0.9.51

This is the steps to get 3DMark 06 to run in Wine 0.9.51

1) Download the 3DMark patch found here and recompile wined3d.dll with this hack included.

2) Download 3DMark 06 and install the benchmark into Wine.

3) Run regedit and add the "Direct3D" key and set "OffscreenRenderingMode" to fbo there is further info about this here.

4) When you run 3DMark 06 "disable post processing" as it is (very very slow)

A recent score:

3463 3DMarks

SM2.0 Score: 1662
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 880
CPU Score 2841






3DMark 06 Video




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December poll results

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wine-Review site news

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American McGee's Alice on Linux with Wine

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Kingpin on Linux with Wine

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Silkroad Online on Linux with Wine

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Interview with Alexandre Julliard lead coordinator of the Wine project

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Total Annihilation & TA Kingdoms on Linux with Wine

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Microsoft Office 2007 on Linux with Wine

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Darwine Installer for Mac OS X Leopard and Tiger

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Movies of PCMark 04 - 3DMark 2000 - 2001SE - 2003 in Wine

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Movies of Aquamark 3 & GL Excess in Wine

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Movies of 3DMark 05 in Wine

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Google SketchUp 6 on Linux and FreeBSD with Wine

About Google SketchUp 6

Developed for the conceptual stages of design, Google SketchUp is a powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software tool that combines a simple, yet robust tool-set with an intelligent drawing system that streamlines and simplifies 3D design. From simple to complex, conceptual to realistic, Google SketchUp enables you to build and modify 3D models quickly and easily. If you use Google Earth, Google SketchUp allows you to place your models using real-world coordinates and share them with the world using the Google 3D Warehouse.

Wine configuration

This is with a clean configuration directory and running in a 1024x768 virtual desktop.

$ winecfg

Once the .wine directory is built the configuration tool will start and you can set a virtul desktop in the graphics tab if you wish.

Installing Google SketchUp

This should work in both Linux and FreeBSD, though I've only tested this on FreeBSD...

Download SketchUp from here.

$ wine GoogleSketchUpWEN.exe




Google SketchUp first run

$ cd /home/tom/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Google/Google\ SketchUp\ 6
$ wine sketchup.exe
err:iphlpapi:getRouteTable Received unsupported sockaddr family 0x12
err:iphlpapi:getRouteTable Unexpected address type 0x10
err:iphlpapi:getRouteTable Unexpected address type 0x20
fixme:wgl:X11DRV_wglChoosePixelFormatARB unused pfAttribFList

On the first run the program will try to load the start-up tips and documentation, at this time Wine will ask if you want to install Gecko.. select NO and exit the three empty browser windows.

On the second run Wine will ask again if you want to install Gecko and this time let it install. There will be a single window and I suggest you turn off "show tips at start-up" all of there documentation is online and can be easily accessed through Help > Online Help Center



If you want to report a bug or see the list of known bugs, there is now a SketchUp on Wine wiki page setup with this in mind.

Microsoft Office 2000 on FreeBSD 7 with Wine

I installed Office 2000 on FreeBSD 7 beta 2 again this morning :D the last time I installed Office 2000 on FreeBSD it was on FreeBSD 5.3 and with the aid of CrossOver registry files. This time around the registry files were not needed and everything went smoothly out of the box.

If you have a old copy of Office 2000 laying around and FreeBSD 7 why not get that last bit of use out of it.

This is with a clean configuration directory and running in a 1024x768 virtual desktop.

tom@tom:~$ winecfg
wine: creating configuration directory '/home/tom/.wine'...
fixme:midi:OSS_MidiInit Synthesizer supports MIDI in. Not yet supported.
wine: '/home/tom/.wine' created successfully.


Set a virtual desktop if you wish, this is also a good time to set your sound driver. The first thing we need to do is set the windows version that Wine emulates from win2k to win98.

After you have done this go to the "Libraries" tab and set the following dlls as native Windows.

"odbc32"="native"
"odbccp32"="native"
"ole32"="native"
"oleacc"="native"
"oleaut32"="native"
"olecli32"="native"
"olepro32"="native"
"olesvr32"="native"
"olethk32"="native"
"riched20"="native"
"riched32"="native"
"rpcrt4"="native"
"stdole2.tlb"="native"
"stdole32.tlb"="native"
"storage"="native"

You will receive a message asking if you want to change the order of stdole2.tlb and stdole32.tlb just click yes and proceed. Don't rename oledlg.dll leave it as is!

Now go to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32
and re-name msvcrt, ole32, oleaut32, olepro32, riched20, riched32, rpcrt4 to *.bak or the updates wont work.

Now its time to install dcom98.exe

$ wine dcom98



Now install the richedit30 update

tom@tom:~$ wine richedit30.exe
fixme:midi:OSS_MidiInit Synthesizer supports MIDI in. Not yet supported.
tom@tom:~$






You will want to grab this tahoma.zip file and uncompress it in your fonts directory.

~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts

You might want to install the collection of Microsoft TrueType fonts at this time.

Now install MDAC 2.5 sp3




The next thing we need to do is set the Owner and Organization.

$wine regedit; then set the Owner and Organization
[Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion]
[Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion]

Mount your Office 2000 CD or go to the directory where you have the software saved and start the setup. The setup should run without any errors and complete as successful.

Example:


$ mount -t cd9660 /dev/acd0 ~/cd-rom
$ cd cd-rom
$ wine setup.exe




Microsoft Office 2000 on FreeBSD





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IEs 4 Linux 2.99.0 better than ever (includes Mac OS X support!)

This version came with a strange number (2.99.0) because it’s the last series before IEs4Linux 3. That version will have many new features. By now, IEs4Linux 2.99.0 have MANY improvements, bug fixes and some new features.

You can download ies4linux-2.99.0 here.

Full changelog:

* Fixed IE7 checksum error
* Better Evolt mirror selection (thanks to Hendrik Heuer)
* Install MS Core Fonts (thanks to Mike Kronenberg)
* Use curl if wget is absent
* xdg-utils updated
* Detect Darwin (Mac OS X)
* Changed icon to PNG (better compatibility)
* Added registry keys to https in IE7 (thanks to Jim Burns)
* Fixed bug with security level options (thanks to Jim Burns)
* Fixed bug with permissions on Gentoo (thanks to Bas Westerbaan)
* wget/curl use IE 6 user-agent
* Disabled menu icon installation
* Small fixes and better code

On Mac
* Use Darwine or fink’s wine (thanks to Mike Kronenberg)
* Download cabextract if it’s missing
* Use logical folders (~/Applications)
* Use curl, no need for wget
* Few macfied things


You can read the full news article here.

Presenting: IEs 4 Mac

IEs4Mac first logoMike Kronenberg started last month a port of IEs4Linux to Mac OS X. He made all modifications to the script needed to make it run on Mac. But he also macfied our install process to make it more like what Mac users expect.

All script modifications were already incorporated to IEs4Linux see version 2.99.0. But we decided to also join forces to make the Mac GUI, Mac Application Bundles, easy Darwine installation and other things. That’s what we are calling the future IEs4Mac.

IEs4Linux and IEs4Mac are 99% equal; they do the same thing, the same way, with the same code. That’s why we decided to maintain everything together instead of creating a “new project”. The difference between then are very small (but very important do end users).

As I wrote before, Mac users already can run IEs4Linux 2.99.0 - it works on Mac Intels with Tiger or Leopard. But, soon, Mac users will have that “dedicated version” with a beautiful GUI and so on. (* people trying to run 2.99.0 on Mac: you need wine first; I recommend that you use one of Mike’s pre-compiled versions, just drag them to /Applications and run IEs4Linux)




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Friday, December 7, 2007

A quick introduction to Wine

About Wine

Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop.

The Wine project started in 1993 as a way to support running Windows 3.1 programs on Linux. Bob Amstadt was the original coordinator, but turned it over fairly early on to Alexandre Julliard, who has run it ever since. Over the years, ports for other Unixes have been added, along with support for Win32 as Win32 applications became popular.

Getting Wine

Binary and source downloads for the most common Linux distributions and BSD can be found here.

If you build Wine from source or from the FreeBSD ports collection their are a couple dependencies that need to be met before you can start the build process.

For example this is the build dependencies for Wine 0.9.48 on FreeBSD 7

fontforge, gmake, bison, lcms, libuninameslist, libungif, m4

Wine Programs

This isn't the full list of utility programs that Wine provides but its (in my opinion) the five most important programs that you will need on a daily basis.

eject - Unmount and eject removable Media
msiexec - Microsoft Installer frontend
regedit - Registry editor
wineboot - Wine bootstrap process
winecfg - Wine configuration utility

eject
eject is a function of Wine. It is used to free, unlock, and eject an optical device when Wine is using it.

Note: in order to eject, the drive must be correctly set up in winecfg and must be invoked with wine preceding it.
Usage:
wine eject [-u] [-a] [-h] [x:]...
-a Eject all the CD drives we find
-h Display this help message
-u Unmount only, don't eject the CD
x: Eject drive x:

useful when trying to install mutidisk installs

1. wine /media/cdrom/setup.exe (or whatever it's called)
2. When the installer prompts for the 2nd disc, go to another window and run "wine eject" if just pressing the button doesn't let go of the disc
3. Don't run setup.exe from a file browser or by cd'ing to the drive location, by setting in the location this will prevent the swap and you will receive a error.

msiexec
Usage:
Install a product:
msiexec {package|productcode} [property]
msiexec /i {package|productcode} [property]
msiexec /a package [property]
Repair an installation:
msiexec /f[p|o|e|d|c|a|u|m|s|v] {package|productcode}
Uninstall a product:
msiexec /x {package|productcode} [property]
Advertise a product:
msiexec /j[u|m] package [/t transform] [/g languageid]
msiexec {u|m} package [/t transform] [/g languageid]
Apply a patch:
msiexec /p patchpackage [property]
msiexec /p patchpackage /a package [property]
Modifiers for above operations:
msiexec /l[*][i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|][+|!] logfile
msiexec /q{|n|b|r|f|n+|b+|b-}
Register a module:
msiexec /y module
Unregister a module:
msiexec /z module
Display usage and copyright:
msiexec {/h|/?}

NOTE: Product code on command line unimplemented as of yet

1. The most common usage is msiexec /i program.msi to install a .msi program.

regedit
Usage:
regedit filename
regedit /E filename [regpath]
regedit /D regpath

filename - registry file name
regpath - name of the registry key

When called without any switches, adds the content of the specified file to the registry

Switches:
/E - exports contents of the specified registry key to the specified
file. Exports the whole registry if no key is specified.
/D - deletes specified registry key
/S - silent execution, can be used with any other switch.
Default. The only existing mode, exists for compatibility with Windows regedit.
/V - advanced mode, can be used with any other switch.
Ignored, exists for compatibility with Windows regedit.
/L - location of system.dat file. Can be used with any other switch.
Ignored. Exists for compatibility with Windows regedit.
/R - location of user.dat file. Can be used with any other switch.
Ignored. Exists for compatibility with Windows regedit.
/? - print this help. Any other switches are ignored.
/C - create registry from file. Not implemented.

The switches are case-insensitive, can be prefixed either by '-' or '/'.
This program is command-line compatible with Microsoft Windows regedit



wineboot

Initiates a "virtual" reboot, for when Windows apps call for a real reboot

Usage: wineboot [options]
Options:
-h,--help Display this help message
-e,--end-session End the current session cleanly
-f,--force Force exit for processes that don't exit cleanly
-k,--kill Kill running processes without any cleanup
-r,--restart Restart only, don't do normal startup operations
-s,--shutdown Shutdown only, don't reboot

winecfg

winecfg is a GUI configuration tool for wine, designed to make life a little easier than editing the .reg files by hand.



NOTE: Everything can't be edited using winecfg, some keys can only be edited with regedit.

Wine First Run

The first time you run wine it will set up a .wine directory in your home directory. The easiest way to do this is run a Wine program, I prefer winecfg myself.

$ winecfg

tom@tuxonfire ~ $ winecfg
wine: creating configuration directory '/home/tom/.wine'...
fixme:midi:OSS_MidiInit Synthesizer supports MIDI in. Not yet supported.
Could not load Mozilla. HTML rendering will be disabled.
wine: '/home/tom/.wine' created successfully.
fixme:midi:OSS_MidiInit Synthesizer supports MIDI in. Not yet supported.
tom@tuxonfire ~ $

After the configuration directory is created winecfg will start and you can then make any changes to the default setup at this time,if you wish to do so.

After you exit winecfg you can then start installing Windows programs into Wine.

$ wine app-name-here.exe

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

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Halo: Combat Evolved on FreeBSD with Wine

Halo can be installed on FreeBSD 7 with the same steps that are provided in the Linux guide.

The Halo Linux guide is located here for reference.






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Office 97 on FreeBSD with Wine

Office 97 can be installed on FreeBSD 7 with the same steps that are provided in the Linux guide.

The Office 97 Linux guide is located here for reference.

Word 97



Excel 97



PowerPoint 97



OutLook 97



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Benchmarking Wine on FreeBSD 7

I installed some benchmarks into Wine on FreeBSD and gave them a run this morning. You will need to take into account this is FreeBSD 7.0 Beta 2 and Nvidia driver Version: 100.14.19 that was edited so it would install on FreeBSD 7.

So what it comes down to is i'm benchmarking on a Beta OS release with a driver that was built for a prior release, oh well..... at any rate it's working.

When FreeBSD 7.0 final ships and Nvidia releases updated drivers I'll re-run the benchmarks again and hopefully we will see some performance gains.

I only ran four benchmarks 3DMark 2000v1.1, 3DMark2001SE, GL Excess and PC Mark04. In the future ill see if I can get 3DMark 2003 and 3DMark 2005 to run and produce results.

The Linux scores and system specs are here and here for reference.

3DMark 2000v1.1 full screen



3DMark 2001SE full screen



PC Mark 04 full screen









GL Excess 1.2v full screen





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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

IEs 4 FreeBSD Internet Explorer 5.0 5.5 6.0 on FreeBSD

Well it's actually "IEs 4 Linux" that has been run on FreeBSD 7 :D

Everything is the same on FreeBSD as on Linux as well here..
All you have to do is install cabextract, wget & unzip from ports and then run ies4linux and it will do everything for you. You will want to look at the Linux guide and see some of the suggestions that I make about how to fix a couple annoyances that's present in the default install.

The Linux guide to IEs 4 Linux is here.





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QuickTime 7.1.6 on FreeBSD 7 with Wine

QuickTime 7.1.6 can be installed on FreeBSD 7 with the same steps that are provided in the Linux guide.

The QuickTime 7.1.6 Linux guide is located here for reference.



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4x4 Evolution on Linux with wine

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Swat 4 Urban Justice on Linux with Wine

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