multisim with wine
skurk at cox.net
Mon May 3 22:45:29 CDT 2004
Duane Clark wrote:
> Jeff Nault wrote:
>> I am a new wine and relatively new to linux user, and am having some
>> difficulties getting a program called Multisim to work with wine. Since
>> I am new with wine and linux, I will probably give you the entirely
>> wrong info to help me figure out this problem, but here goes:
>> I am running Mandrake 10.0, and using the latest version of wine.
>> Wine seems to be largely configured correctly, at least to the point
>> where I can run notepad with it (which may or may not be a good
>> barometer). I have a dual boot system, with windows xp on two partitions
>> (one ntfs for the system files, and the other fat32 for everything else
>> - including Multisim). Since ntfs drives can't be written to by linux (
>> afaik ) I had to copy the 'guts' of my windows system drive to my linux
>> partition (~/.wine/c_drive/windows). I also copied over my user data
>> from the c drive to this 'virtual' c_drive.
> Can I assume then that you did not export/import the registry data for
> Multisim? It would probably be better to attempt to delete the
> Multisim directory you copied over, and attempt to install Multisim
> from CD (or wherever) within Wine. That will (hopefully) get the
> registry entries installed correctly.
>> I set up a profile in the wine config file pointing to this
>> When I attempt to start Multisim, using the command wine
>> /mnt/win_d/Multisim/Multisim.exe, I get the initial 'splash' screen that
>> Multisim displays during startup. The only message displayed in the
>> terminal is: fixme:ole:CoRegisterMessageFilter stub
> Often, OLE problems can be fixed by using a native versions of the
> various ole dlls. But using WinXP versions might cause more problems
> then they solve. Still you could try them, since I assume that as part
> of copying over the 'guts' of your Windows system, you copied over the
> DLLs. Try setting a DllOverrides section for Multisim in your
> ~/.wine/config file:
> "oleaut32" = "native"
> "ole32" = "native"
> wine-users mailing list
> wine-users at winehq.org
Please post your findings to the group, I'm interested to know if you
get EB working. I tried it long time ago when I was on Windows and find
it very useful.
I successfully installed and used MicroSim's eval version under wine
before I discovered LTSpice from Linear Technology.
It's a free and very powerful analog simulation suite, Schematic GUI of
cause. The maintainer recognizes the Linux demand, thus making sure the
program runs well under Wine (gets however regularly requests for a
Linux version). LTSpice has become my favorite simulation app.
Check out the mailing list: LTspice at yahoogroups.com
More information about the wine-users