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wine wont work anyone help?

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:24 pm
by jett
i type wine control into console to get the control panel
but it gives me this message, "cannot load any applets."

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:21 pm
by techne
The command is winecfg, not wine control.

When you type winecfg into the terminal, you get the configuration applet for wine. :)

installing steam on wine

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:56 pm
by jett
when i install steam i cant see the text for the buttons
when i get to the account creation window
i found out that i needed the fonts from windows
so i did this
mv tahoma.ttf ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts/
mv marlett.ttf ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts/
but i still cant see the text to install steam
it shoud look like this http://help.boomtown.net/en_uk/help/gui ... uides_game
then i tried using a symlink
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/
mv Steam/ Steam.backup/ (or you can just delete the directory)
ln -s /mnt/windows_partition/Program\ Files/Steam/
this did not work either
help please :D

also

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:02 pm
by jett
sorry forget to say this
i also cannot select text box with cursur only right click and then looks to give me 3 options i canot read cause there blank
i cannot enter any text into the field
i think if i fixed the font problem then this would be fixed too.
thanks
-jett

does anyone know about virtual machines

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:43 pm
by jett
can i run a virtual machine on top of linux and play counter strike through it?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:45 am
by clem
It might be slow... however I heard it worked fine in wine..

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:57 am
by trippboxer
I went to the wine website and they stated that the wine that is in the repositories is not the wine that is currently working. they have not gotten the updated wine into the deb repository. you can manually add the new wine address to your repository but i have had no luck in doing this with mint. can't figure out why either.

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:15 pm
by hairy_Palms
install wine from here
http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/poo ... 1_i386.deb
running cs 1.6 fine, havnet tried any other steam games but i assume they will all work fine as they all use half life engine.

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:10 pm
by uhohthisismo
ok so i installed wine cuz i want to play halo and star wars

and i popped in my cd's

double clicked install and it didnt do anything...

i went to terminal and it wouldnt let me cd into the cd to install!

what do i do??

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:28 pm
by scorp123
uhohthisismo wrote: ok so i installed wine cuz i want to play halo and star wars
I don't think that these apps will work with wine. You probably need something like cedega ... or Windoze XP :lol:
uhohthisismo wrote: double clicked install and it didnt do anything...
http://frankscorner.org/
uhohthisismo wrote:what do i do??
How about buying a Playstation 3 or Wii ... ? Seriously. Solves all your gaming issues 8)

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:59 pm
by uhohthisismo
on the wine website it says they work.

:lol:

lol im loving linux mint and i love pc gaming and i hate windows cuz its so freaking unreliable. see my delima? lol

ill try cedega thanks

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:17 pm
by scorp123
uhohthisismo wrote:and i would get a ps3 but then i cant pirate games and thats sadd :(
You shouldn't be pirating stuff anyway, you smart person you :shock: And talking publicly about it is not so intelligent, even if software piracy should be legal in the territory where you live it gives this forum and its administrators lots of unwanted attention. :?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:05 pm
by friedtofu
you should do what i do... have a linux mint on one partition and a lightweight slim partition for WinXP... like 10-12 gigs should do... rebooting is a chore but meh, easiest way right?...

(i got ragnarok to work under linux but for some reason its awefully slow... :/ )

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:49 am
by uhohthisismo
ya im doing that 2.. but like i hate windows. its screwed me over completely so if theres a way i can go all linux that would be the awsomest thing in the world lol

wine help

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:17 am
by penquin
I have wine running and it does work mostly, but once I have a program installed it no longer recognizes the optical drive. It doesn't work with Exact Audio Copy or DVDshrink in which I use to back up my discs. I did try to use winecfg to at first auto detect then I tryed manuelly. please help me figure this out. (my daughter likes her computer programs and she can't play them now)

Re: wine wont work anyone help?

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:58 pm
by telemekus
jett wrote:i type wine control into console to get the control panel
but it gives me this message, "cannot load any applets."
Hey man, just get your terminal out, type in winecfg, then it will either prompt you to type in the following
sudo apt-get install wine

If that fails, (which is did for me) then it asked me to update "apt-get update" which it did, i then retyped in the sudo apt-get install wine and hey presto wine installed for me!

Hope that helps! :)

Re: wine wont work anyone help?

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:21 pm
by shaneb1
hi i had same prob but this is how i got round it. Boot into windows go to C:windows\fonts. Copy the whole fonts folder to some sort of portable hard drive or disk boot back into Linux and copy all fills into wine\drive_c\windows\fonts.
hope this helps.

Re: wine wont work anyone help?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:39 pm
by zinovsky
Hi\you can use playonlinux, is a good emulator based on wine , you can install many windows games , ms fonts ,directx ,office 2003, dreamweaver and more option with just a simple click
here is a tutorial for Linux mint 6, with explanation with video
http://www.unixmen.com/linux-distributi ... t-felicia-
:)