1. Use recent version of Wine(tested on Wine-1.3.9)
2. Download winetricks by following command
3. Install required components by following command
sh winetricks corefonts mdac25 tahoma win2k
It will take some time because winetricks will download all above components
4. Change Screen Resolution in Wine configuration by typing
Then go to Graphics tab and change Screen Resolution from 96 to 108
(workaround given by Sheaff)
5. navigate to your AutoCAD 2000 CD and run
You can install your AutoCAD 2000 using PlayOnLinux (some kind of gui for Wine). I think it's the easiest and cleanest method because script will install AutoCAD with service packs in separate prefix automatically. To do so you'll need:
Do not use Wine 1.1.19 because in this version there is a regression which causes toolbars to be mis-sized.
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library VLLIB.DLL not found.
by David A. Smith on Monday May 7th 2012, 18:39
I have somewhat successfully installed AutoCAD R2000/Mechanical Desktop R4 with wine 1.3.5 for Linux. However, when I run AutoCAD R2000, I get a message in the command line prompting area, which says:
library VLLIB.DLL not found.
Error is fatalApplication ERROR: VL init fails, exiting
Followed by a window that appears in the center of the AutoCAD screen, which is titled: "Exception in D:\mcadr4\acadapp.arx ARX Command" and says: "Unhandled Exception 0 (Access Violation Reading 0x61e74210) at address 61E74210h.
How can I install the missing VLLIB.DLL library easily?
A method for ACAD 2000 in Wine
by mark bower on Thursday March 10th 2011, 12:28
ACAD 2000 under Wine 1.3 (1.3.15)
System: 32bit Celeron, Ubu 10.10, Linksys WRT 54G router, Laserjet4 printer, D-Link DP-301P print server on printer. I am thrilled to have ACAD 2000 working and printing under WINE. Following applicable steps, I also installed ACAD 2000 on a computer with 1.2 installed.
The following is combined from three posts and my own method. Wine Doors is posted as being broken, but the script at the following link looks like a good alternative to my copying files in Step 10:
1. Install printer/plotter in Ubuntu if you have not already done so.
2. Download and install the following for latest WINE revision
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.3
3. Apps Menu>Other>Configure Wine, change Screen Resolution from 96 to 108dpi, then Apply>O.K.
4. Apps Menu>Other>Winetricks, install the following 4 files either via Apps>WINE>Winetricks or at the cmd line:
sh winetricks corefonts mdac25 tahoma win98
Set Screen Resolution from 96 to 108dpi , then select Apply, then O.K.
5. In terminal at your home directory ~$, make a directory for ACAD
6. In Nautilus, copy files from ACAD 2000 CD to the ~$ acad directory.
7. Download the following service packs and update files from Autodesk (usa.autodesk.com, put file name into search). With Nautilus copy the files to ~$ acad directory.
plotupdate.exe (used to update _setup.lib)
8. Copy the above files to the ~$/acad directory made per step 5.
9. In the terminal, change directory to ~/acad and run the following two lines to install ACAD 2000 and updated plot drivers:
wine setup.exe (select Typical installation)
10. Step 9, ACAD 2000 install, makes a directory Autodesk Shared at .wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Autodesk Shared and places all the .dlls in that directory. Using Nautilus, navigate to Autodesk Shared and copy all of the files in that directory to .wine/drive_c/windows/system32.
11. Boot ACAD 2000
Notes for steps:
1. Respond to pop-up "TrueType core fonts for the Web" EULA and accept if you can, else, close the window. Wine installs at ~/.wine as a hidden directory and appears first as Apps>Other>Configure Wine. Winetricks should show in Apps>Other>Winetricks. Wine can also be installed with Syn Pkg Mgr, Wine 1.2 came with my Ubuntu 10.10. If winetricks does not automatically install it can be installed from cmd line:
wget www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks or
wget winetricks.org/winetricks If winetricks does not show in the Apps pull down menu, then use the cmd line as shown in step 4.
4. WINE win98 emulation selected since ACAD installer baulks at winXP selection.
9. You will get two VBA failed pop-ups during the ACAD installation; disregard and accept with the O.K. button. If installing the service packs, make sure they are installed in order. I only installed plotupdate.exe. In my first attempt, I couldn't print until I installed plotupdate.exe; in a second trial, printing worked prior to installing the update. Plotupdate.exe updates the DRV and HELP folders in .wine/drive_c/Program Files/ACAD2000/. The installation also creates a folder at .wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Autodesk Shared
10. Not sure which dlls are critical to functioning, so copied them all
11. I am not a sophisticated user. I tested using only primitives in 2D and a little text play; all worked just fine as well as printing thru my Wifi.
dbconnect howto for x_86_64
by Marcin on Wednesday May 5th 2010, 14:29
1. install MySQL
2. install unixODBC and unixODBC 32
3. install myODBC and unixODBC 32
4. configure ODBC drivers and DSN's (ODBCConfig or edit odbcinst.ini and odbc.ini or follow myODBC instructions)
5. test ODBC ($ DataManager)
6. install mysql connector for wine ($ wine msiexec /i mysql-connector-odbc-5.1.6-win32.msi) from mySQL
7. run AutoCAD
9. rightclick->configure data sources-> add Datasource name->OK
->select Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers ->click next
->select Use connection string ->build->Machine Data Sources->new->
->select "MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver"->next->finish->
IMPORTANT: turn the flag "IGNORE SPACE AFTER FUNCTION NAMES" on. (under FLAGS3 tab) in AutoCAD dbconnect config,
Wine 1.2 & Acad2000
by Pierre Stragier on Saturday December 26th 2009, 14:07
With the implementation of Wine 1.2 most of the "bugs" went away. Undo works, Mtext really works, most of Land Desktop works and even installs "almost" seamlessly, and I can get images to work. Have not tested extensively, but prior to Wine 1.2 Acad2000 was 85-90% usable, and now more like 90-95% usable. Have yet to test uploading/downloading data via the serial port for the Survey module.
Works pretty well, but...
by ezzetabi on Tuesday July 7th 2009, 10:56
The first time you start autocad, when wine is preparing its environment there is a call to msiexec.exe that crashes.
Here is a piece of the log:
err:module:DelayLoadFailureHook failed to delay load rpcrt4.dll.I_RpcExceptionFilter
wine: Call from 0x7ee1e7c2 to unimplemented function rpcrt4.dll.I_RpcExceptionFilter, aborting
wine: Unimplemented function rpcrt4.dll.I_RpcExceptionFilter called at address 0x7ee1e7c2 (thread 0023), starting debugger...
Later the execution of acad.exe continues fine. Any idea of the reason?
I have wine 1.1.25, I executed the winetricks commandline suggested here and the four updates suggested by alxarch.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/autocad-2000-in-wine-howto .
small bug but all else perfect
by Swastik Harish on Sunday April 13th 2008, 14:14
i have pretty much everything working
3d completely workable in, including shading, etc fps in orbit/pan fine.)
as said in previous post, change default text editor for mtext problems. not easiest to use but works 100%.
for problems in not recognizing some commands, reinstall. ignore any warnings while running after.
natively created mtext in any font is fine. opening old files with fonts like arial, times, verdana etc (msfonts??) do not render in viewports or even register as objects. installing msttcorefonts helps zilch.
panning/zooming/orbiting with natively created mtext is fast enough for use, with text created 'earlier' it slows down to 0.1 fps.
fyi new toolbar windows will not dock, don't consider that big impediment.
AND running Inkscape to check for same font rendering fault. shows that Inkscape fps in panning/zooming is fine but finite, to a maximum zoom level. not at all like autocad where drawing limits are infinite or configurable.