Rosetta Stone 3.3.x

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NameRosetta Stone
License Retail
Wine Version1.3.8
Maintainers of this version:
Version 3.3
Old test results
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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Everything: audio, display, interface. Tested with French language packs.

What does not
Nothing (except possibly microphone).

What was not tested

Additional Comments

RS needs a few things from winetricks to work properly: msxml3 (for install) and flash and ie6 (to run).  I do also have the native_oleaut32 installed, which may have affected things as well.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowopenSUSE 11.2Nov 30 20101.3.8 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 9 "Isadora"May 27 20101.1.42 Yes No Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowMandriva 2010.0 x86_64Feb 11 20101.1.37 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Feb 03 20101.1.32 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20091.1.31 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected


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Mint 14 Rosetta Stone Microphone Fix
by Matt on Monday December 31st 2012, 17:44
The following fixes microphone setup problem on Mint 14. I found it successful on multiple computers and microphone styles:

1) Open Wine Configuration to the Libraries tab
2) Enter "winepulse.drv" in the override section. Accept the warning.
3) Edit the newly added override and set it to "disabled"
4) Apply the changes.

This worked for both a USB microphone on my desktop system as well as the integrated microphone of my laptop. I am running wine 1.5.20.

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Can't get Rosetta Stone to work
by redmage123 on Saturday December 5th 2009, 5:31
Hello all,

I've got Rosetta Stone V3.35 and I'm trying to run it under Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) and using Wine 1.1.34.

The application installs fine, however, when I try and load a language pack, I get an application error.

Here's the console output:

err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {96749377-3391-11d2-9ee3-00c04f797396} not registered
err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {96749377-3391-11d2-9ee3-00c04f797396} not registered
err:ole:create_server class {96749377-3391-11d2-9ee3-00c04f797396} not registered
fixme:ole:CoGetClassObject CLSCTX_REMOTE_SERVER not supported
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {96749377-3391-11d2-9ee3-00c04f797396} could be created for context 0x17
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32f5d8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Macrovision Shared\\FLEXnet Publisher\\\\fnp_registrations.xml" 1 4 (nil) (nil) 0x3222dc8 (nil)
fixme:psapi:EnumDeviceDrivers ((nil), 0, 0x32babc): stub
fixme:psapi:EnumDeviceDrivers (0xa824420, 0, 0x32babc): stub
fixme:psapi:EnumDeviceDrivers ((nil), 0, 0x32b860): stub
fixme:psapi:EnumDeviceDrivers (0xa824530, 0, 0x32b860): stub
fixme:ole:CoInitializeSecurity ((nil),-1,(nil),(nil),0,3,(nil),0,(nil)) - stub!
fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer 0x188b48, L"root\\cimv2", (null), (null), (null), 0x00000000, (null), (nil), 0xac2e9a4)
err:ole:CoUninitialize Mismatched CoUninitialize
fixme:ole:CoInitializeSecurity ((nil),-1,(nil),(nil),0,3,(nil),0,(nil)) - stub!
fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer 0x188af0, L"root\\cimv2", (null), (null), (null), 0x00000000, (null), (nil), 0xac2e974)
err:ole:CoUninitialize Mismatched CoUninitialize
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 74080
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 4100c
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 41018
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 2d1400
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 2d0c10

I used winetricks to set the Windows version to XP. Has anyone else run into this problem?


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Fixed a problem with it crashing
by theLured on Friday November 13th 2009, 3:37
I just reinstalled rosetta and got a few problems. It was solved by running winetricks as mentioned in my long post on how to get rosetta to work(including updates).

I first couldn't start rosetta as it would crash. I installed ie6 using
./winetricks ie6

If the installer says that you have the files already, choose to reinstall.

Then when loading it would just show a blank screen. this was solved by running
./winetricks flash

Rosetta V3.3.5 is working on Ubuntu 9.10 with wine-1.0.1.
I haven't tried to update it though.
It does crash when you click on "never ask again" for registering.

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Microphone Trouble
by Asa Berkley on Tuesday October 13th 2009, 1:05
Hi everyone. I installed it and it works like a charm. Everything but the microphone! I'm using ALSA as my driver and Wine doesn't recognize my USB mic at all, though ALSA has no trouble finding it outside of Wine.

I know it's a common problem and so I googled around for a solution. I thought I found one in making a .asoundrc file and declaring the address of my mic...

pcm.!default {
type asym
playback.pcm {
type plug
slave.pcm "hw:0,0"
capture.pcm {
type plug
slave.pcm "hw:1,0"

... and it actually does recognize it. Trouble is, once the mic is recognized it fails to recognize my playback device, even though when left to default it has no trouble finding it. Thus I'm left with the lesser of two evils, no mic at all, again.
I'm at my wit's end with this, so I hope a more sagacious user can help me out here. :)

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Installation works but application won't launch
by JN on Saturday September 5th 2009, 10:36
Hi guys, I already have Rosetta Stone working fine on my other computer with same version of wine. But on my laptop it will only install, I can't run the app!

I just get an error saying it has to close. and the below in the terminal. Can anyone please help me

=>0 0xb800e430 (0x0032f174)
1 0xb7d4f098 abort+0x188() in (0x0032f29c)
2 0xb7d465ce __assert_fail+0xee() in (0x0032f2e0)
3 0x7d42b201 in (+0x27201) (0x0032f3c0)
4 0x7d42af1c in (+0x26f1c) (0x0032f400)
5 0x7d4559e0 in (+0x519e0) (0x0032f430)
6 0x7d44c0ee in (+0x480ee) (0x0032f480)
7 0x7d5749b9 _mesa_Clear+0x1f7() in (0x0032f4b0)
8 0x7d7dc4b1 initPixelFormats+0xcd1() in wined3d (0x0032f560)
9 0x7d74f231 InitAdapters+0xa1a1() in wined3d (0x0032fbe0)
10 0x7d7e0de3 WineDirect3DCreate+0x63() in wined3d (0x0032fc10)
11 0x7ee47d7c in ddraw (+0x27d7c) (0x0032fc80)
12 0x7ee48281 DirectDrawCreate+0x51() in ddraw (0x0032fcd0)
13 0x00401dc2 in rosettastoneversion3 (+0x1dc2) (0x7ec00fa0)
14 0x1c8908ec (0x83e58955)
15 0x00000000 (0x00000000)

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Wine can't find the .exe file
by StephenG on Monday August 3rd 2009, 17:11
When I do a search for "setup.exe" on the computer, I get no responses. In terminal, when I type "cd /cdrom" the command line switches to the CD drive but an "ls" command gets nothing. If I put an audio CD in I get music and I installed Ubuntu on this drive about 2 months ago, so it seems to be working and being recognized by the system. I'm using Wine 1.1.26 and RS 3.4.3A. The drive absolutely seems to be mounting properly. If I put in the Ubuntu install disc, everything is fine. I can browse to my heart's content. If I put in a disc with Windows files (and I've tried several), however, the drive mounts and the browser opens but there are no files there. Recap: audio files work fine (app opens and they play), Linux files are there and usable, Windows files are unfindable (with or without hidden files option checked). My machine is only Ubuntu, no dual boot-Windows. I've tried every combination of "Wine setup.exe" I can imagine. Nothing finds that setup file on the CD. Ideas, anyone?

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Microphone works!
by Sebastián on Tuesday July 28th 2009, 3:10
I installed it in Ubuntu 9.04 and my normal microphone works well.

I installed it before on another computer under Windows Vista and the microphone didn't work.

They (Rosetta Stone) sell USB Headsets ( ) that they say are "Rosetta Stone speech recognition authorized" so they don't give support to many other microphones.

In the system requirements ( ) says that it is needed a "USB Headset for Speech" so it is suposed that other microphones don't work.

I just followed the instructions by "theLured" but:
Installing first "cabextract" so commands with "winetricks" work.

Changing ..."drive_c/Program\ Files/Rosetta\ Stone/Rosetta\ Stone\ Version\ 3" to my locale path (..."dosdevices/c:/Archivos\ de\ programa/Rosetta\ Stone/Rosetta\ Stone\ Version\ 3")

And when mounting the image file, changing ..."Rosetta.ISO"... to my image file ("/home/usuario/Escritorio/Rosetta Stone Language Packs/Rosetta Stone V3 - English/Rosseta.iso").

Many thanks to theLured for the instructions. Apologize me for my English (I just installed and tested but didn't use Rosetta Stone yet)

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Works with pulse audio for me
by climatewarrior on Wednesday June 10th 2009, 23:04
I have pulse audio and it worked just fine for me without the padsp trick.

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How to upgrade Rosetta Stone
by theLured on Thursday April 2nd 2009, 5:52
I think that I have figured out how to upgrade Rosetta. My solution is in a post before this. I am posting for all those who cant see the post due to the default layout of this site.
The guide is here

I would advise that you close down all wine apps for this.

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Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by theLured on Sunday March 1st 2009, 5:46
Here's how I got this version working in Linux/Ubuntu intrepid(8.10). See bottom of post for how to install the language packs. I can't use any updates as they seem to mess up Rosetta.

NOTE: If using Pulse Audio remember to always run "padsp wine" instead of "wine". You also run "padsp winecfg" and go to the audio tab and select OSS. This will give you sound.

The uninstaller doesn't work too well for me, it just seems to reinstall the current version. Here's how to remove previous versions
~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Rosetta Stone
~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/All Users/Application Data/Rosetta Stone
Not sure about this one, it might be needed for something other than Rosetta.
~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/All Users/Application Data/FLEXnet

Also note that I had problems loading my Rosetta as I messed up the internet explorer install and Rosetta would just crash(the installer worked fine though). If you have this problem, go here
and reinstall Internet Explorer using “./winetricks ie6”.

This next part is all thanks to Christopher Roussel(the maker of this thread)
Download winetricks.

Make it executable.
chmod +x ./winetricks
Install needed stuff.
./winetricks msxml3; ./winetricks flash; ./winetricks ie6; ./winetricks native_oleaut32

Install Rosetta and untick the checkbox at the end of install(the one asking if you want to launch Rosetta).

Open a text editor and put in the below 4 lines in a file called rosettastone.(Thanks to Matt Moen at
cd $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Rosetta\ Stone/Rosetta\ Stone\ Version\ 3
# remember to change the below "wine" to "padsp wine" if you use pulse audio.
wine RosettaStoneVersion3.exe

Make it executable.
chmod +x rosettastone
Finally run it.

TO INSTALL A LANGUAGE PACK - Thanks to mdda at
mkdir /media/Rosetta

# For an ISO image file :
mount -t iso9660 -o loop,norock,map=off,ro Rosetta.ISO /media/Rosetta/

# For an actual CD :
mount -t iso9660 -o norock,map=off,ro /dev/cdrom /media/Rosetta/

run winecfg and click on the "Drives" tab. Click on "Add..." and change the path to /mnt
Click Apply and then OK.
Run Rosetta and install the language pack.

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