Note. This used to be the procedure to get CC3 to work, but under recent Wine version, I cannot get it to install at all any more.
Hopefully this will change in the future.
Make sure you have the most updated installers from ProFantasy. These are available from your order page. This is especially important, because the older installers relied somewhat on .net, which doesn't work very well with Wine. ProFantasy have created new installers for all their components, that no longer relies on any .net version
Install CC3 using the installer.
Install the latest patch (Available from your registration page, currently version 3.42 [Update 10]). Note that this will produce an error message about the C++ runtime not finding an installation directory. This error is not critical, but some of the effects relies on these libraries, and will not work. Most effects work however.
Install any add-on you might own
Install the latest patch again.
Run CC3. Everything should work properly.
Note that you might have problems using the help files under Wine, becuase the help file viewer in Wine does not support the .chm files. To work around this, you can either use a .chm viewer installed natively on your linux desktop (like GnoCHM)), or you can use the online version found at http://www.profantasy.com/cchelp/fcad32.htm
Make sure you use the newest versions of the installers. Old version relied on .net, which didn't work very well with Wine. ProFantasy has since removed this dependency from all it's installers. New version of the installers are available from your order page or Registration Page
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0.9.44 worked great too.
by Merp on Tuesday January 8th 2008, 2:05
Using just the CC3 base install (and the directions listed before for adding VB6 runtime), it installed easily. and works great except for the Help files issue.
Will be trying out with 0.9.52 shortly.
This is on OpenSuse 10.3 (retail dvd).
Then I'll see how the various addons work (I have the "whole shebang") of all the other products and add ons.