Grand Theft Auto... requires mscoree?

Marcus Meissner marcus at
Sun Oct 16 15:31:45 CDT 2005

On Sun, Oct 16, 2005 at 04:22:10PM -0400, Ivan Gyurdiev wrote:
> Grand Theft Auto... the never ending struggle to get it working.
> First I thought it was broken because of OLE...subsequently found out 
> the installer was freezing, because of hidden message boxes. Now I've 
> managed to install it in Desktop mode, but it dies when ran, with no 
> output of any kind...
> Investigating shows:
> 000b:Call kernel32.SetUnhandledExceptionFilter(2027f1a8) ret=0115fbe9
> 000b:Ret  kernel32.SetUnhandledExceptionFilter() retval=0115fb7c 
> ret=0115fbe9
> 000b:Call kernel32.GetModuleHandleA(015459f4 "mscoree.dll") ret=0115ae6b
> 000b:Call ntdll.RtlInitAnsiString(7fcaf528,015459f4 "mscoree.dll") 
> ret=2018d4fc
> 000b:Ret  ntdll.RtlInitAnsiString() retval=00000000 ret=2018d4fc
> 000b:Call ntdll.RtlAnsiStringToUnicodeString(7fffcbf8,7fcaf528,00000000) 
> ret=2018d55b
> 000b:Ret  ntdll.RtlAnsiStringToUnicodeString() retval=00000000 ret=2018d55b
> 000b:Call ntdll.RtlInitUnicodeString(7fcaf52c,7fffcc00 L"mscoree.dll") 
> ret=201a554d
> 000b:Ret  ntdll.RtlInitUnicodeString() retval=00000018 ret=201a554d
> 000b:Call ntdll.LdrGetDllHandle(00000000,00000000,7fcaf52c,7fcaf534) 
> ret=201a555b
> 000b:Ret  ntdll.LdrGetDllHandle() retval=c0000135 ret=201a555b
> 000b:Call ntdll.RtlNtStatusToDosError(c0000135) ret=201a558a
> 000b:Ret  ntdll.RtlNtStatusToDosError() retval=0000007e ret=201a558a
> 000b:Ret  kernel32.GetModuleHandleA() retval=00000000 ret=0115ae6b
> 000b:Call kernel32.ExitProcess(00000001) ret=0115ae8f
> 000b:Call ntdll.LdrShutdownProcess() ret=201b03bd
> Looks like it doesn't like the missing mscoree.dll.
> I thought the .NET framework was not a core windows dll?
> Why would it require it? Also, installing a native dll doesn't seem to 
> help...

You are trying to execute a .NET binary.

Same happens for me when I run "wine f-spot.exe" ;)

Ciao, Marcus

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