A newbie needs help with Wine...
Fred M. Sloniker
fizzit at pioneernet.net
Sun Jul 13 20:54:19 CDT 2003
I'm using the version of Wine that SuSE 8.2 includes; I'm willing to upgrade,
but only if it actually fixes the problem I'm having. n_n (I'm nervous about
My goal was to play Moonbase Commander on my SuSE box (it's a dual-boot
machine, with Win98 on the other side, but I don't want to have to reboot
just to play a quick game), so I started by tossing Progress Quest onto the
box as a test that Wine worked at all. It worked, mostly; a graphical glitch
appears when a list becomes long enough to need to vertically scroll, and for
some reason no armor items appear in my equipment list, only the weapon item.
Oh, and I get a TON of "fixme:commctrl:FlatSB_SetScrollProp stub" errors in
the terminal window. I'd appreciate help with these problems, but they're
not my primary concern.
I went on to try to install Moonbase Commander; it died for no apparent reason
the first time, but a second try was successful. Attempting to start it,
however, causes my resolution to change to about 640x480 and pops up the
Moonbase Commander window, only I can't click on anything and my mouse
pointer is still the SuSE mouse pointer. Killing the process leaves the KDE
window a 640x480 glimpse of my desktop, and I have to log out and back in to
fix it, but I suppose that's to be expected. So what do I need to do to fix
this problem? As I mentioned, I have a Win98 install in case I need to point
to some official DLLs or something.
While I'm asking, one quick question: can I run QBasic under Wine? If so,
how? My first attempt spit out a handful of errors, and subsequent attempts
have produced a screenful of QBasic help rather than putting me in the
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