The Master Genealogist

­­The Master Genealogist (TMG) - based on FoxPro v2.6­­ released 20 Feb 2001 for Windows 95

Application Details:

Version: 4.0D
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation of program

Application of upgrade patch g40_d.exe

(Unhandled page fault on write access bugzilla#12874 has been resolved as of wine 1.3.0)

What does not

The main application TMGMAINW.EXE shows a non responsive menu when started and  you have to force quit.  (bugzilla #23937)

When tmg4 is installed the desktop icon is not created and two windows explorer("wine file" are left on the screen after installation (installation seemed to freeze for a while but does eventually complete)


What was not tested

Main application

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

as per howto clean wine prefix no winetricks

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20151.8No Not installable GarbageSam 
ShowUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 06 20141.7.31Yes Yes BronzeSam 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 10 20101.3.2Yes Yes BronzeNathan.N 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 09 20101.3.2Yes No GarbageNathan.N 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 07 20101.3.0Yes No GarbageNathan.N 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2408 LocoScript (DOS): Unsupported VGA register CLOSED WONTFIX View
2594 fixme:font:WineEngCreateFontInstance Untranslated charset 255 CLOSED FIXED View
7084 Installers/wine fail(s) to extract icons for menu links CLOSED FIXED View
8537 HebRech crashes after ddraw fixme warning "VGA_ioport_in|load (crashes with earlier Unsupported VGA register: 0x03c4" CLOSED FIXED View
9159 shell32/explorer: Add support for Progman DDE interface CLOSED FIXED View
12874 The Master Genealogist 4.0d - Unhandled page fault on write access CLOSED FIXED View
16754 Some applications lead to crash of wineserver in Wine 1.1.12 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
17740 Wine -> Programs: Start menu entries not created CLOSED WORKSFORME View
23937 [The Master Genealogist 4.0d] Perhaps the DPMI free memory information needs some hard limits. CLOSED ABANDONED View
24333 [The Master Genealogist 4.0d]Question Dialog box appears squashed/smaller than normal CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO (work in progress)(Updated:2014/12/07)

­Wine 1.7.31 or greater only­


Copy the contents of the installation CD-ROM to the directory cd01 in your wine's C Drive.


From the applications menu use "Wine > Configure Wine" on the "Applications" Settings tab change then select "Windows 3.1"  from "Windows Version:" drop down box.

Run the installer using Wine:

wine "c:\cd01\setup.exe"

When install, request the 2nd CD-ROM select no.

Apply the upgrade patch.

After installation of the main application has finished, you need to apply the upgrade patch.

Copy the upgrade patch g40_d.exe to c:\TMGW\

Run the upgrader using Wine: 

wine "c:\tmgw\g40_d.exe"

Running TMG:

(Optional) Download the modified config.fpw from here and copy it to c:\tmgw  (Works around abandoned  bug 23937)

­ Run the following command from a Terminal

wine "c:\tmgw\tmgmainw.exe"

Enter your serial code.

At the "Squashed dialog box", you can press the left arrow key (Which selects the hidden yes button) and then enter to continue.(due to abandoned bug:24333)

The Splash screen shows and then the "Welcome..." Screen appears.

Selecting the "Data Set" tab and attempting to either create a new data set or use the sample data set, tmg becomes non responsive. (Need to file a bug?)


Use the latest version of Wine. Type 'wine --version' if you are unsure
Modified config.fpw

open the following file

and find the following line:


and change it to

MEMLIMIT = 5, 16384 ,262144

Save the file.

(this means use 5% of memory with a min of 16kb and max of 256kb)