[Wine] Hi, complete ubuntu 8.10 novice needs help with wine

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 19:38:02 CDT 2009

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:28 PM, Leanbod <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> hi i've been trying to get an old game (Dune 2) which i used to play through DOS to work on Linux systems, i've not used this before and am in need of an 'idiot's guide to Linux'
> i've gotten as far as having unpacked the file and installed it on terminal, it now to the point of running the Setup.exe
> however when i try to run the setup, i get the following command line error;
> [/home/ross/Documents/Dune/DUNE2/SETUP.EXE]
>  End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
>  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
>  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
>  the last disk(s) of this archive.
> zipinfo:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/ross/Documents/Dune/DUNE2/SETUP.EXE or
>          /home/ross/Documents/Dune/DUNE2/SETUP.EXE.zip, and cannot find /home/ross/Documents/Dune/DUNE2/SETUP.EXE.ZIP, period.
> Anyone able to help with this?

You need to run it with:
$ wine SETUP.EXE

Wine's DOS support isn't perfect though, so if it doesn't work well, try DosBOX.


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