Mids' Hero Designer

Current version is 1.4. Now with full support for Issue 13's powers, inventions, sets, and recipes!

Application Details:

Version: 1.4
License: Free to use and share
URL: http://www.honourableunited.or...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.28

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Test Results

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What works

All mathematical functions appear to work normally. I was able to select and remove powers, slots, and enhancements. I can save and load builds. All the informational windows seem to work normally.

What does not

- Powers listed under Primary and Secondary headings are not visible, though you can still mouse over them and get a pop up description. They are selectable, if you're careful.

- The automatic update will not download data, but it will install the data if you download it manually.

- The hand-shaped cursor's hotspot appears to be in the middle of the hand, rather than at the finger, which can trick you into selecting the wrong thing. This may be a programming issue with Mids, but I doubt it.

- Web site links in the help menu don't function.


What was not tested

Previous builds. I lost mine at some point.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I used winetricks to install dotnet20. It wasn't necessary to add the gdiplus.dll file since it comes with the dotnet data, but I copied it and made an override anyway. Adding corefonts isn't necessary, but it helps.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 07 20091.1.28Yes No NoGarbageMark 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20081.1.11Yes No NoGarbageAaryna Delsorou 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 07 20081.1.5Yes Yes NoSilverAaryna Delsorou 
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20081.1.2Yes Yes NoBronzeDuane Robertson 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 15 20081.0-rc4Yes Yes NoSilverAaryna Delsorou 

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HowTo / Notes

This application uses functions from GDI+ which are not yet implemented in Wine's version of the DLL. To get around this requires a native gdiplus.dll override.

To do this requires two steps:

1: Place a native (Windows) gdiplus.dll file in the Hero Designer directory. These can be obtained from any app which bundles it, or from sites like (where I got mine). Do not place this file in /system32, and definately do not replace Wine's builtin gdiplus.dll with this one. Placing it in the install directory keeps it separate from the Wine builtin files.

2: Set up the override in Wine's configuration. The instructions for this can be found here: Application Settings

NOTE: This requirement may be fixed now. MxD apparently now ships with a copy of the required DLL, and the builtin version may now incorporate the necessary features. Further testing will occur after the fatal crash bug is fixed.
It is recommended to install using Mono to cover the DotNet requirement rather than Winetricks. It is currently unconfirmed, but I suspect that Winetricks installs may be having problems which are unrelated to Wine itself or the application. If you do use Winetricks to get the program running, please state that along with any test data or comments.


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