Google Earth 4.0.x

Category: Main > Special Purpose > Google Earth > 4.0.x

NameGoogle Earth
License Free to use
Votes Marked as obsolete
Wine Version0.9.13.
Maintainers of this version:
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Version 4.0
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Nothing; could not install

What does not
Installer hangs with progress bar

What was not tested
Was not able to install.

Additional Comments

Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo Linux AMD64May 27 20060.9.13. No Not installable Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowSuSE 9.2May 20 20060.9.13. No Not installable Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 05 20060.9.12. Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowFreeBSD 6.1Apr 13 20060.9.12. No No Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 3.x "Sarge"Mar 13 20060.9.9. Yes No Garbage an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected


2013-05-03 Admin note: the instructions below may be outdated. They are being kept here for the benefit of anyone who may wish to test and/or update them. 

This howto is written for a complete fresh install of Google Earth in a freshly created .wine directory:

1. Download GoogleEarth and install (just click OK in the messagebox about the missing psapi.dll)

2. Copy the font Arial.TTF into ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts (copy it for example from a windows partition)

Thanks Jeremy Azevedo/Tim Harper for the following marvelous tip :

3. a) Open the file ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Google/Google\ Earth/kvw/default_lt.kvw
    b) Take out the word "RenderFrame" (line ~44) and take out the word "NavigationFrame" (line ~59)
    c). Save the file

4. Set wineversion to Windows XP using winecfg 

5. Run GoogleEarth by

WINEDLLOVERRIDES="usp10,msvcrt=n" wine "c:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\GoogleEarth.exe"
(Google Earth comes with it's own usp10.dl and msvcrt, so no need to download/copy this)

6. Resize the little Earth window to it's correct size and drag it to its correct position. It should look something like:


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