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Old 2007-09-17, 23:02   #1
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"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005

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Default Running octoproth program in Linux

Make sure Wine isn't already installed. Go to a bash prompt and type 'wine --help', if it doesn't complain, you've got Wine installed. Unfortunately, it may be an old version. If you discover it's an old version, you need to uninstall it and reinstall the new one. You're on your own for that, at least as far as me being able to help you is concerned.

Install Wine. Type 'winecfg' in a bash prompt right after you install Wine. You'll get a window that reminds you of Micosoft Windows. You can mess around in it if you want, there's not much to see. Close the window. If you haven't already, transfer the octoproth program to a directory on the Linux computer. You'll want the directory set up the same way you would on a Windows computer, but don't try to run anything by clicking on it, you'll just get an error.

Go back to the bash prompt. Navigate to the directory with the octoproth stuff in it. If you have more than one processor on the computer, you'll probably want to have a specific directory to put individual octoproth directories into. One for each core.

Type in 'wine cmd'. This gets you a DOS prompt. It doesn't look the way I'm used to DOS prompts looking, but it behaves similarly. Now simply type in the name of the batch file you want to run and voila, it runs like a champ. From now on, whenever you want to run the program, you just go to a bash prompt, navigate to the correct directory, type in 'wine cmd,' then type in the name of the batch file. Although, if the batch file has already been run, you may have to delete some lines at the beginning to prevent duplicating work.

Last fiddled with by jasong on 2007-09-17 at 23:03
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