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PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn
July 15th, 2009, 12:48 PM
I've been asked to try and get an old program running on one of the newer machines so we can lose the windows 98 machine.

so shoved the floppy in, got it started to install in wine no problems, however midway through installation I get "error, unable to install font"

now I've shoved the 98 hard disk in the machine, and copied everything in the font folder to the font folder on the virtual c drive.

I've tried copying and pasting all the files associated with the program onto the virtual c drive. but I cant get it to work.

any ideas on how to get this program running

(the program is called PC Genius, it was a kids magazine with computer game attached to it, needless to say its not in the wine APPdb

regor210
July 15th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Many Windows 3.1 programs have a dos installer. DOSBox may help.

It's more work but you could try Qemu

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=774745

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=773327

vinutux
July 15th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Try it in wine...............

PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn
July 15th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Try it in wine...............

bizarely I've tried installing it in wine


so shoved the floppy in, got it started to install in wine no problems

hence why I put the problem in the wine forum......

PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn
July 15th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Many Windows 3.1 programs have a dos installer. DOSBox may help.

It's more work but you could try Qemu

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=774745

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=773327

given it works on a 98 machine, I'm installing qemu and then 98 on there, hopefully it'll work that way