16bit app calls wineps.drv, but wine has wineps.dll (missing alias?)

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Mon Jan 26 17:45:12 CST 2004

"ceztko\@libero\.it" <ceztko at libero.it> writes:

> I have a 16 bit app that have a older printer initialization mechanism: it loads
> the printer driver reading its name from win.ini,adding ".DRV" to it. This is a
> problem, cause the builtin postscript driver is called wineps.dll in wine, and
> the apps quits with the VB Error (482 run-time error: Printer error).
> I tryed to fix this making synlinks to wineps.dll.so in /etc/lib/wine/lib/wine,
> but the problem remains.
> The debug output doesn't need comments:
> err:module:NE_LoadBuiltinModule loaded .so but dll wineps.drv still not found

That's because the app expects a 16-bit driver. You should use
"wineps16" instead of "wineps" in your win.ini (of course depending on
what the app actually wants to do with the driver it may not work; but
at least it should load).

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.com

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