[Wine] wine 1.0.1 --- Access from "Office XP" and DirectX 9, how?
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Tue Dec 22 21:33:52 CST 2009
greetings to all && a few (silly) questions. I hope you can help me out there. I am using Wine 1.0.1 on debian lenny (5.0.3), and it works quite well (better than Cedega, actually, at least on my system), but not in fine details --- please see below. I have installed every package (concerning wine) that I could find on the official DVDs, but some things do not work.
1. I need to install Office XP's Access, since I administer/maintain a DB for some commercial partners. And I do not wish to install a Windows "operating system" just for this single case. How do I get Access XP to work in Wine? whenever I try to install it, Office Setup complains about an "unknown architecture". What do I need to change in the config files?
2. When I try to install DirectX 9.xc, nothing is done. When I set the DirectX registry entry of wine to something below 9.404, something is done, but important components are not installed. How do I get the whole "genuine" DX9 installed? Only manually via unshield/cabextract and the "libraries" tab of Wine?
3. I use Wine for gaming, esp. older games, like System Shock 2 or Project Eden. Everything works as under "genuine" Windows, but no videos are shown. Do I need an MPlayer version for that? Where do I get it from, or is there a method of copying it from an existing w9x/winXP installation?
3b. When I run Wine under GNOME or KDE, some w32 programs work fine. When I run Wine under FVWM (my favourite) or something else, they don't run at all. Why is that so?
3c. Many programs/games (ones that have the same requirements as installed-and-running-well ones) succeed in installing, but SIGSEGV when I'm trying to run them, regardless of the settings and OS versions I try in winecfg's "applications" and "Libraries" tabs. I believe this is closely related with 3b, but worth an extra question nonetheless. How do I get this fixed?
Please give me some hints about this --- thanks in advance.
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