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Application Details:

Version: 98
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0

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Test Results

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What works

With the workarounds listed below, everything works perfectly - interactive features, videos, sounds, Mind Maze, timeline, etc.

What does not

Without the workarounds listed below, videos won't play and some fonts won't display properly.


Installation instructions:

  1. Create win32 bottle configured for Windows XP.
  2. Install additional requirements inside bottle "winetricks -q corefonts tahoma directshow icodecs"
  3. Copy Encarta 98 CD contents to the C: drive
  4. Install with "wine 'C:\Encarta98\SETUP.EXE'"
  5. You can now run it perfectly inside the bottle!

Step 3 is required if you want to run Encarta98 without the CD. You have to keep the CD data in the C: drive after installation for it to work properly.

What was not tested

Everything was tested. Enjoy!

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Mar 08 20238.0Yes Yes YesGoldurmama 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Mar 05 20238.0Yes Yes YesGoldurmama 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 20 20070.9.32.Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

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