Australian Tax Program now working, but WINHLP32.EXE fails

J.Brown (Ender/Amigo) ender at
Wed Oct 16 03:09:10 CDT 2002

I'd like to know how the heck you got this working, because for me the
program simply displays some message box (which doesn't draw correctly)
over the splash screen, and hangs.

This is all it's EVER done for me, up until the very last set of cvs
commits. I don't know why it's working for you :)

 - Ender

On 16 Oct 2002, Ben Stanley wrote:

> Date: 16 Oct 2002 11:45:51 +1000
> From: Ben Stanley <bds02 at>
> To: wine-devel at
> Subject: Australian Tax Program now working, but WINHLP32.EXE fails
> Hi,
> I've been using wine cvs for a while now, and trying to run the
> Australian Tax Office's ETax2002 program for preparing tax returns. Up
> until yesterday, it would fail with an illegal memory access, but
> yesterday it started working! I have not identified which patch fixed
> it, but the program uses flat scroll bars and list (tree) views.
> I have now used the program to complete one (non-lodgement) tax return,
> and am part way through preparing another. The ETax2002.EXE program
> appears to work very well!
> However, I am unable to utilise the on-line help, which is provided in
> winhlp format. When I try to run
> wine winhlp32.exe etax2002.hlp
> wine "C:\\Windows\\winhlp32.exe" \
> "C:\\Program Files\\etax2002\\etax2002.hlp"
> I get a message dialog saying
> Error while reading the help file
> `"C:\Program Files\etax2002\etax2002.hlp"'
> The WINE help program then displays an empty window.
> So it looks like more work is needed upon the help file viewer, but I
> suppose this is on the todo list anyway. I am able to access the help
> using the printed material from the tax office, which is identical to
> what is in the help file.
> Thanks for all of your work on Wine!
> Ben Stanley.

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