Re: Wine and Windows original files
Talking about DLLS....I'm trying to get a little XP app called "TotalMedia3" running under wine, and of course it blewup first time looking for "mfc42u.dll", which, IIRC is part of Microsoft Foundation Classes (thus the 'mfc') which is used by many apps and programs, so it's not an oddball.
I don't have the XP big library "C:\windows\system\system32..." mounted yet so that's what I'll do later tonight. Probably will solve my problem.
While spelunking around I found that I now have a directory called "/usr/lib/wine/" with a bunch of files with names like "msvidc32.dll.so", which I'm assuming was installed by Synaptic when I installed wine itself.
I think that "msvidc32.dll.so" is a system object with a bunch of dll equivalents bundled together.
On another experimental computer it seems as though wine looked around and found the "C:/windows/system/system32" directory sitting on my XP partition and actually used that when I brought up XP Firefox 188.8.131.52 on that 2nd computer.
I'm pretty impressed by this so far.
Tonight I'll improve the dll environment and try "TotalMedia3" again and if it works I've solved one of the few problems remaining to get myself totally off XP and onto ubuntu! As it is I seldom use XP anymore and only a couple of little nits remain to be solved.
This is really great!
All Hail the power of ubuntu!
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