Visual Basic 6 Enterprise Edition - Service Pack 5
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A decently complex application built with Visual Basic works well with Wine 1.1.26.
The following works:
- Applications using Microsoft Data Environment Instance 1.0
- Applications using ADODB
- Applications using MSSQL via ODBC or via OLE DB
- Applications using MySQL via ODBC or via OLE DB
- Applications using 'Printer' class
- Applications using Crystal Reports 8.5 ActiveX
To get it working, I had to do the following:
1) Install 'corefonts' using 'winetricks'
2) Install 'mdac_typ' using 'winetricks' as the application was using Activex Data Objects (ADO) ADODB.RecordSet.
3) Install 'dcom98' using 'winetricks' as Wine 1.0.1 was giving "Automation errors" with native COM implementation
4) Install MySQL OLE DB driver, MySQL ODBC driver, MSSQL client to test the above.
What does not
- A third party OCX control called ':) VB Skinner'
- A call to Visual Basic function 'DoEvents' make the application consume 100% cpu and not return in Wine 1.0.1.
- When accessing fields with name in ADODB.RecordSet an error comes up saying that the requested column is not found even though when enumerating the fields collection, the column clearly exists. This happened with Wine 1.0.1 and the bug was solved when Wine 1.1.26 was installed.
1. Copy riched20.dll, riched32.dll, urlmon.dll, oleaut32.dll, and hhctrl.ocx from a working Windows XP installation to your Wine system32 directory. This will bypass the incomplete Wine richedit, HTML Help, and OLE automation implementations.
2. In your Wine configuration dialog, under the Libraries tab, set the following files to native:
hhctrl.ocx (You may have to type this one in instead of selecting it from the drop-down list)
And set these to builtin:
3. Set the Windows emulation to Windows ME
4. Run the installer normally, ignoring the OLE and Java error messages. If desired, the MSDN library can also be installed at this time. After installation, set the OS emulation back to Windows XP.
5. Open a terminal and browse to the Wine system32 directory. Execute the following command: wine regsvr32 comcat.dll (this will fix up the VB6 OLE subsystem)
6. As there will likely be no shortcuts generated by the install, generate a Linux shortcut to VB6.EXE
7. After VB has loaded, if the MSDN library was installed, go ahead and execute it by Help-->Contents. Wine will ask for Gecko; it must be installed for HTML Help rendering to work. If the automatic installation fails, you will have to manually extract the Wine Gecko cabinet file to your Wine directory--the winetricks script works well for this task. Note that Gecko does not render everything correctly, and it is very easy to crash the MSDN help system due to this fact. To minimize system instability, it is recommended to install the full help system instead of the minimal or typical installs.
Alternate way to install VB6 under Wine 1.1.41 (develop version)
Linux Ubuntu 9.10
By waraltca. march 25/2010
1) add the wine repository to you ubuntu.
- On System>Administration>SoftwareOrigins
- Click on "OtherSoftware" Tab and click on add button.
- Paste ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa on the textbox and click on AddSource.
- If an error is thrown, don't care about.
2) Install MDAC 2.8 and dcom98 from winetricks (http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks)
3) Go to wine configuration>library TAB and make sure this dll are added.
- hhcrtl.ocx (este tienen que tieparlo, no aparece en la lista)
4) Put ole32 and rpcrt4 to (buitin, native)
5) Set the Windows emulation to Windows ME
6) Install VB6 and don't care about the java installation error message you will receive.
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Can't get it to work..
by Patch on Thursday January 6th 2011, 19:29
Using 1.3.10 version of wine, with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid)
Trying to get VB6 to install, used every method stated on this page and having zero luck (can not find the dcom thing though, when tried to use terminal to work it i get a message saying it is not needed etc.)
I get as far as the first screen after selecting to open the setup.exe in wine, and when i click next it pops a window saying:
Program seteup.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close.
sorry for the inconvenience (normal crap with an error lol) and tells me to check here for tips etc. Tried pulling from a windows install and rand vb6.exe, had to grab a copy of dao350.dll, tried again and get 'unexpected error;quitting'
anyone got any ideas why none of this is working for me? I really need this thing operational..