[Wine] Re: I'm new to linux and I need help

motub wineforum-user at winehq.org
Tue Aug 24 11:35:38 CDT 2010

John Drescher wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Mindrifter <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> > A thing kept popping up about a dxdllreg.exe error. I already know this is directx because I've tried to fix it (and I thought I had) before. so I did the wine tricks thing ad the vcrun6 thing, but how do I install directx?
> > 
> > 
> You usually do not install directX because wine provides support that
> can not be replaced by microsoft dlls. However some parts of directx
> are installable using winetricks.
> John

Actually, this specific error is kind of a special case. You started out having installed Oblivion, right? Well, Oblivion installs DirectX, or at least that dxdllreg.exe thing. You'll find it in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32, I believe. 

In any case, this supplemental exe doesn't run under Wine, and in fact you will get that error in any application you try to run, because dxdllreg.exe is a "system file" (being part of directx) and so acts globally, even though it was installed by one particular application.

You may rename it, or throw it out without consequence, and in my case that (throwing it out) has always resolved the issue of the error message (it goes away).

You do not need to install directx in its entirety via winetricks, and in fact you should not do so.

Hope this helps,

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