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Zondervan Reference Software

I have several of these CDs that came in cereal boxes several years ago. Of course the CD booted and loaded ISP software, but it was actually in the box and had a NIV Bible on it for free.

Not much to the program. Searchable NIV text application is the best way to describe it.

Application Details:

Developer: Zondervan Corp

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VersionDescriptionLatest RatingLatest Wine version testedTest resultsComments
2.7.2version 2.7210
Pradis 6.0Version 6.0 of the Zordervan Reference Software now called Pradis.Bronze1.2-rc180

1. Setup a nice new WINEPREFIX:

       export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-pradis

2. Install corefonts using winetricks

       winetricks corefonts

3. Install Pradis by running the setup.exe on the CD


       wine setup.exe

4. Note, the programme should autorun, and then fail to load any resources. Only part of it crashes, so to kill it off completely, run the following command:

       wineserver -k

For some reason, I occassionaly have to kill off the server manually, by running the following commands first:

       killall -9 ZDbMon6.exe

       killall -9 winedevice.exe

       killall -9 services.exe

5. Install dcom98 using winetricks

       winetricks dcom98

6. Switch to win98 mode using winetricks

       winetricks win98

7. You can now run the programme normally. Everything will work - except for the Tree showing chapters in books. ALthough it's there, it doesn't actually display.


Update: There is a trick to get the tree to display. Click on the button which is supposed to bring it up. Then grab a hold of the splitter between the text and the left hand side bar. Drag the sidebar so that it fills ~95% of the width. Then drag it back to what it was. Voila - the chapter tree should appear! I'm still trying to get a handle on what's causing this. (Seems to be a painting message which is unsupported in Wine's GDI implementation).