I read that wine for 8.04 is completely broken; which may be why I couldn't get it to work. I also read that wine v0.9.55 for Gutsy did work on 8.04 Hardy. So I downloaded a debian file, .deb v0.9.55 for Gutsy and tried to install. Got the error message:
Error: Dependency is not satisfiable : libldap2.
So I downloaded this file and installed using the package manager. No luck - still get the same error message.
Same thing with v0.9.47 for Gutsy.