Far (and similar console32 executables) works ONLY if started in wineconsole, not wine itself! It is in the man.
So you can use it as described:
wineconsole --backend=user far.exe
And I share Miguel's opinion on Far: it's excellent. It's actually one of the things I wish very *very* much to have in Ubuntu.
What does not
Several small things, as described by Miguel here
What I wanted to add is that I suggest NOT TO REPAIR wineconsole to run with far 1.0, but instead try compiling the upcoming Far Unicode open source version, which is here:
What was not tested
I haven't tested the Unicode Far yet.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 21 2012||1.5.19||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 14||Feb 09 2011||1.3.13||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Artem S. Tashkinov|
|Show||FreeBSD 7.0||Oct 19 2008||1.1.5||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 07 2008||1.1.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 08 2008||1.1.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Miguel|