This is the procedure I've used to run Fractal Mapper with wine
1.1.23. You may consider starting a new tree by setting WINEPREFIX in
the environment before you start. I use $WINEPREFIX below to refer to
your wine tree; if you do not set anything, that will be .wine in your
Install Fractal Mapper 8. Do not launch it at the end of installation:
Copy the Windows DLL MFC42.DLL to your c:\windows\system32 and run regsvr32 on it:
cp .../mfc42.dll .
Get "Windows Script 5.6" and install it. I once downloaded this from Microsoft,
but it seems they have introduced some locks since then so you can't do
that unless you have a Windows system. If you don't, you'll have to
find it elsewhere:
Copy gdiplus.dll to the Mapper8 directory. (There is a built-in gdiplus in wine, but it does not seem to be complete enough yet.) If you have Fractal Mapper 7 you can take it from there, since that version included gdiplus.dll, although it was named gdiplus.fm.dll.
cd "$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/nbos/Mapper8"
cp ../Mapper7/gdiplus.fm.dll gdiplus.dll
Install any updates. When installing the 8.10f update, it on some occasions placed the new files in a subdirectory for some reason. Move it up from there if it happens to you.
Launch Fractal Mapper, and change the display quality to Good (Map→Display Quality→Good). This avoids a bug when running under Wine.
Now you can start using Fractal Mapper!
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Error in font display
by William Kokolis on Thursday January 27th 2011, 18:49
For some strange reason fonts are not displaying for me in Fractal Mapper. Right now I'm running Fedora 14 with Wine 1.3.10, and nothing I've tried makes them appear. I can create text blocks and enter text, but as soon as I click out of the block, the text disappears. There's definitely an object there, as I can select it again if I click the map region, but nothing displays.
All of my installed fonts show up in the drop-down, and the text changes font when I enter it, but it just won't appear on the map.
At first I thought it might be related to the above issue with symbols not rendering, but changing the graphical quality doesn't seem to affect whether the text appears or not.
Strangely enough, I never had this problem with Wine on Ubuntu. I suspect there may be some difference between the two builds, but I honestly can't think of what they might be.
Different Font Fix
by William Kokolis on Monday July 13th 2009, 22:24
I was struggling to get the fonts working properly using the how-tos above (and as described for version 7.0) and I eventually figured out a different way of doing it. In my opinion this method is much simpler, though YMMV.
I had noticed in system.reg that the Tahoma font had a different path than the rest ('\\usr\\bin\\..\\lib\\..\\share\\wine\\fonts' as opposed to '\\usr\\share\\fonts\\truetype\\%family%') and that, for whatever reason, it worked in FM while the rest didn't. After checking out that path, I tried to move a single font over from its normal location and, like magic, it too started working in FM.
To get all of my installed fonts correctly recognized and usable by FM, I did three things. The first was to prepare a list of all of the installed fonts by doing the following:
Once I had that list in-hand, I then wrote a Q&D shell script to copy all of those fonts to '/usr/share/wine/fonts', though you could just as easily do so by hand. Here's the script (you must be root for this to work, though 'sudo' might also do the trick):
for FONT in $FONTS
cp $FONT .
Finally, I had to delete all of the symlinks that existed in '%WINEPREFIX%/drive_c/windows/Fonts'. If you never set up those symlinks, then you can skip this step.
Having done this, all of my fonts appeared in system.reg with the same relative path and were all fully usable and visible in Fractal Mapper.
Fractal Mapper 8
by Mike Oliver on Friday April 17th 2009, 8:37
I tested FM8 trial download under Wine 1.1.19 on Ubuntu Linux V8.10 and have found that almost everything seems to act as it should except for the fact that I cant get symbols to show up on the work space. I didn't want to install the full program until I'd checked that the trial works OK.
When I select a symbol and try to place it on the work space, an entity, which can be selected, is placed on the layer but it has no visible graphics. I suspect there may be something wrong with the way FM8 is set up (transparency wrong, maybe?) and that it isn't a problem with either Wine or Ubuntu but I've no way of telling.