Does Wine's winhlp work?

Huw D M Davies h.davies1 at
Fri Aug 17 05:27:59 CDT 2001

On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 08:28:27PM -0500, David D. Hagood wrote:
> Is Wine's WinHelp program supposed to work? By that I mean, if I invoke 
> that program with a Windows help file, is it supposed to be able to 
> display the contents of the help file as Window's winhelp.exe would?
> I ask because 1) I have a program (DeLorme's AAA MapNGo) that uses 
> WinHelp format documents for some of its normal operation, and 2) I have 
> a WinHelp format file I'd dearly like to be able to access directly from 
> Wine.
> When I try to launch Wine's Winhelp, it brings up a window, but the 
> window is empty. If I go to File->Open and try to open a WinHelp file, I 
> get the same result. Is there some setup I'm missing?

IIRC there are two formats; 16 and 32 bit.  Wine's winhelp only
understands the former, while of course any help file shipped today is
likely to be in the latter format.


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