There are a lot of resources on how to run Windows software with Wine, but this question is specifically about how to run a software called "Tobi Fibel" from the German Cornelsen Verlag on (Ubuntu) linux, using Wine.
I got it partially working by just using the default settings from Wine, when installing the Wine Windows Program Loader using the Ubuntu Software Center.
The introducory screen of the software, where an avatar explains the software (with audio and animations) are just fine, also the mouse is working properly. However, certain buttons do not work and it's not possible to go beyond this introduction.
What I have tried
- Selecting between Windows XP and Windows 7 emulation mode
- Mapped Drive D:\ in Wine to point to the software
- Start from console instead from Gnome like
- Start with the debug output like
WINEDEBUG=loaddll wine d:\Start.exeThe Debug output did not reveal anything useful to me.
When running the program in the debugger using
winedbg d:\Start.exe and press CTRL+C right after pressing one of the non-working buttons I get
Ctrl-C: stopping debuggee 0xf772b430 __kernel_vsyscall+0x10 in [vdso].so: popl %ebp
What can I do with this?
When starting the program using
WINEDEBUG=+relay wine d:\Start.exe it just filled the terminal with a tremendous amount of logs and actually caused the program to show an error message right after startup. I did not manage to get to the point where I was stuck originally.
How can I make the thing running all stuff, not just the introducory screen? I have no Idea what prevents the mentioned buttons from working.
Note: I know that I could and have successfully run it on a Windows XP virtual machine, but I like to avoid using a copy of Windows altogether, for licensing reasons, and because the screen resolution (fullscreen required) is a bit flaky with the VMWare Player.