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April 14th, 2008, 08:09 PM
i need help i want to install and execute a online chat application called x-fire and wine doesnt support it. What other emulator programs are there for ubuntu??

April 14th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Wine Is Not an Emulator.

Your only option for running Windows software in Linux, other than Wine, is to set up a virtual machine running Windows (VMWare and VirtualBox are the best IMO). However, there is or was an X-fire compatibile plugin for Gaim, I'm sure there are other native applications that can be used to do the same thing as X-Fire.

April 15th, 2008, 03:02 AM
X-fire plugin for gaim/pidgin here: http://www.fryx.ch/xfire/

June 8th, 2009, 11:54 AM
...and wine doesnt support it.

The latest wine does support the latest xfire. It's just a bit dodgy and can crash if you take a step in the wrong place.

Install the latest wine:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine

Download winetricks:

cd; wget kegel.com/wine/winetricks

Install the following apps:

cd; sh winetricks ie6 && sh winetricks allfonts && sh winetricks comctl32 && sh winetricks comctl32.ocx

Please install the latest xfire from www.xfire.com


wine <xfire installer app>.exe
- follow the install process.

In order to run xfire without it crashing, please try my tutorial here:

All the best