[Wine] Ford Tech Serv app does not work

Edward Savage epssyis at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 03:55:12 CDT 2007

Just on the copy protection note I work for a car dealer network and I can
confirm that Holden (GM), Subaru, and Daimler-Chrysler all use parts
applications with strict lock outs.  Most of the applications require verbal
over the phone activation, others have dongles, all of them have cd
verification; this is all in an effort to stop them being taken out of the

I would find it very odd if Ford wasn't part of this and I suspect your
chances of running these applications under WINE to be low.  On top of this
they tend to be rather badly written so if they did run you'd probably have
a larger issues getting the app to work stably.

On 4/23/07, Declan Moriarty <junk_mail at iol.ie> wrote:
> > "C:\\FORD\\PUBS\\programs\\Guide4\\logiix.exe" : native
> > trace:loaddll:MODULE_LoadModule16 Loaded module
> > "C:\\FORD\\PUBS\\programs\\Guide4\\gimage.dll" : native
> >
> > ===============
> > The GUI  seems not to recognize that the CD *is* loaded.
> >
> I would disagree, if it is finding the stuff above. It's not going for
> you, and the loaddll trace showed no errors beyond a large number of
> native dlls. Is that a 16-bit app? Your chances spiral accordingly.
> Is there some copy protection or Something?
> It loads a lot of stuff, like it's going to save the world or something.
> Did an install complete, or are you running from a CD? I notice a FORD
> directory on C: and on F:
> >
> > The f:: drive contents above is the CD itself, but the software does not
> > seem
> > to notice it.   Clicking on the 'cancel' button does work  and I could
> > exit the app.
> Did you adress the f: drive? Then why should the software ever look
> there?
> you can try wine f:\\setup.exe (or whatever)
> > (the dlls unloaded not shown here).
> > The app just won't do anything useful...
> Read the help files or try the FORD support. You may need m$ie or some
> other kamikaze app. Remove or rename c:\FORD & run 'f:\\setup.exe' from
> the xterm. In my experience, such software goes in a straight line and
> if it runs into a problem, stops. No development time - the software is
> an afterthought. Ford may help you debug it.
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