Klaus-Peter Schrage kpschrage at gmx.de
Wed Mar 30 12:08:23 CST 2005

Klaus-Peter Schrage wrote:
> Hiji wrote:
>> Have you tried using Wine?  It should work on there
>> (as reported by http://appdb.winehq.org)
> I get the same error as Jeremey:
> 'Could not load 'CARDS.DLL' required by 'FREECELL', error=21'
> with Wine 20050310.
> freecell.exe and cards.dll are in the windows directory, cards.dll is in 
>  windows/system too. Both come from a win98se installation disk.
> This seems to be a regression, as it worked for me in former versions of 
> Wine (sorry, can't recall which ones).

Now thanks to various hints, I've played a bit with the win98se and/or 
winxp versions of freecell and cards, and, for those interested, that's 
what I get:

a)	both from win98se: no joy
a')	freecell from win98se, cards loaded builtin: no joy
a'')	both from win98se, cards.dll.so REMOVED: ok
b)	both from winxp (cards loaded native): ok
c)	freecell from winxp, cards loaded builtin: ok

So, now c) is my standard - no native dll, no dlloverrides ...

BTW, solitaire (sol.exe from win98se) runs without cards
(WINEDEBUG=+loaddll wine sol doesn't show any cards.dll loaded)


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