[Wine]MagiC PC installer doesn't like wine

Robert Best rwbest at clix.pt
Sat Aug 14 08:46:52 CDT 2004

Thanks Michael for your explanation.
By chance I found an easy solution, MagiC PC runs under wine!

I had copied the MagiC installation files in
and then Setup gave the error message, see below.

Now I've copied the files in /root and Setup did work!

MagiC is a multitasking OS for Atari, Windows and Mac.

Robert Best

On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 21:55:34 -0400, <michael at cherryblossom.homelinux.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 08:30:07AM +0100, Robert Best wrote:
>> I've wine installed as part of SuSE Linux 9.1 Pro and it works fine for
>> several windows prgs.
>> I try to install the Atari emulator Magic PC (because it is better than
>> STonX).
>> Wine starts the installer of MagiC, Setup.exe, which gives the message
>> "can't open ... Setup.ex_".
>> Setup.exe works under win98 but under wine it looks for itself with the
>> wrong extension .ex_
> Most setup files are self-extracting executables, which then run a
> compressed setup program contained within - that's why in many setup
> programs at the beginning you get a dialog box indicating that it's
> preparing its xxx setup wizard to help you install the program.  It's
> possible that Setup.ex_ is a data file that is supposed to be executed
> after the selfextract routine to run the program.  It might also be an
> issue with poorly designed routines that call other programs.  Can you
> give a context to this error, such as what generated the error message
> (the program or WINE), and what portions of the program did work, and
> any error messages that might have been displayed on the underlying
> console (assuming you start it from an xterm)?
>> MagiC PC test version can be downloaded from
>> www.application-systems.de/atari/
> I'd look into this more, but I'm short on time, don't understand the
> language, and don't have time to look for a computer translation site.
> Might look into it later.  See if anyone else helps.


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