[Wine] New user is confused by some configuration issues

Ian Couchman i.couchman at virgin.net
Sun Jul 16 03:22:39 CDT 2006

So far, I haven't had to change any dll settings. Use the default installation 
unless you have a reason to change ( as in something doesn't work) 

On Saturday 15 July 2006 18:43, Tim Richardson wrote:
> I find the documentation very confusing about how to install native
> DLLs,  which native DLLs to install and where to put them. Some of the
> advice is contradictory.
> I have wine 0.9.17 on Ubuntu 6.06
> I see in the system32 a number of DLLs are installed.
> Are these the only copy of the builtin DLLs that wine has?
> Because the documentation says that when installing native DLLs, they
> should best go into the system and/or system32 directory, in which case
> some of the wine builtin DLLs would be overridden. If they are
> over-ridden, then why would it be necessary to use winecfg to instruct
> wine to use a native DLL?
> Actually the documentation refers only to the system directory but I
> assume that the system32 directory would be the right place, if that is
> the home of the native DLL in its native environment: am I correct?
> Next question: somewhere in a howto on the website, there is a hint the
> wine is much better at Windows 98 APIs than NT APIs, so the suggestion
> was to use Win 98 native DLLs. Yet the default Windows emulation is
> Windows 2000, and it is much easier for me to find Win XP DLLs. So what
> should I do?
> Is there a tutorial somewhere based on a real example, showing how to
> find which native DLLs make all the difference between success and
> failure?
> regards,
> Tim
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