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Re: Help me run an old Windows game. PlayOnLinux? Wine? (SOLVED)

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman@gmail.com> wrote:

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM, Francesco Ariis <fa-ml@ariis.it> wrote:
On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 02:58:00PM -0800, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> I have an image of the old Windows 98 Entertainment Pack floppy.  I'd like
> to run one of the games that's on it, TIC.EXE.  It's not in PlayOnLinux's
> list of applications or games, and I'm completely new to trying this.

I remember this one! Wine should really do the trick: `apt-get install wine`
and then `wine TIC.EXE`.

I'm not sure I can do that.  I have the install disk image, and the file names are slightly mangled, and I suppose the actual files are too.
I need to run SETUP at least, and I'm just hoping it will work.

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It did!!!  I mounted the floppy image, cd to it, and ran
  wine SETUP
and it said it was installing, and that the programs would go in C:\WEP
So I ran
  wine C:\\WEP\\TIC
and lo and behold! it ran.

From my point of view, even better, the program I'm working on beat the Windows program's expert mode handily.

That's what I wanted to find out.

Maybe I'll try that tictactoe thing too, but it wants to install a HUGE list of packages (150 or so) that I'm not so sure I want.  Qt things.  Unity things.  libgweather??? I'm actually running Xubuntu for a reason.  Maybe I'll do it in trial mode from a live disk first.  If ever.

Kevin O'Gorman
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