View Full Version : Best Wine Front-End

August 7th, 2011, 07:26 PM
Hello I was wondering what are the best Wine Front-Ends. PlayonLinux is excellent (altough dead) with games that is for sure... But when I try to install the copy I bought of Babylon Pro 9 a few years ago, when I try to push the dictionaries I simply can't... So I would like to know what is the most friendly front-end in order to install applications that need patches and updates (in this case my babylon michaelis dictionaries, which need to be installed on the directory as babylon...).
Also may I ask you if it is possible/legal to install directx under Wine, you know to play http://forum.winehq.org/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif . I would prefer an front-end with a lot of support and updated. And one where I could install everything need for certain functions under the same "prefix" like on PlayOnLinux...
Thank you!

August 13th, 2011, 05:48 AM
There is no "best" wine front end. Each one has their strong and weak points. Front ends cannot make a program work on wine, they only help automate a recipe for a successful installation. There are "recipes" for many popular programs and games in the wine appdb (http://appdb.winehq.org).

Wine already can emulate many DirectX calls, so for the most part installing DirectX is not needed to run games.

As for Babylon 9 Pro, there is an appdb (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2086) entry up to version 8, I would start looking there for tips to possibly get 9 working.