Install Newest Wine

Sometimes you just can’t get around it, you need to run a windows program that you just can’t find anything in Linux to replace it with. You can try to installing your program with WINE.

Wine (short for Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a free and open source compatibility layer software application that aims to allow applications designed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems. You can check to see how your program will run by searching the Wine App Database from here.

Third-party applications

Some applications require more tweaking than simply installing the application in order to work properly, such as manually configuring Wine to use certain Windows DLLs. The Wine project does not integrate such workarounds into the Wine codebase, instead preferring to focus solely on improving Wine’s implementation of the Windows ABI. While this approach focuses Wine development on long-term compatibility, it makes it difficult for users to run applications that require workarounds. Consequently, many third-party applications have been created to ease the use of those applications that don’t work out of the box within Wine itself. The Wine wiki maintains a page of current and obsolete third-party applications.
  • Winetricks is a script to install some basic components (typically Microsoft DLLs and fonts) required for some applications to run correctly under Wine. The Wine project will accept bug reports for users of Winetricks, unlike most third-party applications. It is maintained by Wine developer Dan Kegel.
  • PlayOnLinux is an application to ease the installation of Windows applications (primarily games). There is also a corresponding Macintosh version called PlayOnMac. Why use PlayonLinux

Before you make major changes to your system, BACKUP your system. Just in case things go wrong!!!

So to install newest wine in your system we must add a PPA to your repository’s.

Here’s how:

On your keyboard and all at once hold down the  CTRL ALT  & T. (Thats the control and alternate key with a small T) This should bring up a terminal window.

Next copy and paste into the terminal window one at a time the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.7 playonlinux winetricks

After you done you can close the terminal window.

Wine should now be installed on your system. Next we need to install your window program.

You have 2 options when installing your window programs.

  1. Find the windowsfile-to-install.exe and double click on it, this should open the Wine installer, just follow the prompts.
  2. Open Winetricks or Playonlinux, either pick a program form it list or from Playonlinux, select Install a Program then on the bottom left on the window select Install a non-listed Program and start the install. If you don’t see it, close Playonlinux and re-open and start over again. Should be there now.

Now in your Menu you should see a Wine option. In there should be File Explore, Configure WineUninstaller and the Winetricks program. Playonlinux should be under Games.

Hope this helps you and if you have any questions, please contact me.

Here is a link to more on Wine

Here is a link to Wine HQ and another install method




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