Kid Pix Deluxe 3 redux
dank at kegel.com
Sat Oct 1 17:33:23 CDT 2005
Four years ago, I tested Kid Pix Deluxe 3 on wine:
Couldn't even install it.
Now that Wine's approaching 0.9, I figured it was time to try again.
So I found the old disc, dusted it off, and gave it a shot.
What a difference four years makes - it installs now!
Oh, there were three bugs in the installer:
(see http://bugs.winehq.org, bugs 3448, 3449, 3451)
but nothing a determined user can't work around.
This was particularly impressive, since the Kid Pix installer
installs several other packages, including Quicktime.
Sadly, the resulting app fails to start. That's bug 3450:
KPD3.exe aborts while loading, with message
err:module:import_dll Library CONFIGIT.dll ... not found
Presumably that library was supposed to be installed by
the installer, but wasn't.
While Kid Pix Deluxe 3 isn't free software, it's pretty cheap;
you can get it for $2 online. But lots of schools probably
still use copies of this app, and it makes a nice test, so
it seems worth working on.
(There's also a version of Kid Pix specialized for schools;
that's different somehow, but I bet getting the retail
version working will make it a lot more likely the school
version will work.)
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