Combination of Wine version 1.1.8, Wine-Doors. All VB runtime libraries, IE6, WMP9 should be installed using Wine-Doors to ensure girls are displayed correctly.
Tested on Ubuntu 8.10 and Mandriva 2009, i386 & x86_64
What does not
Will not run under previous versions of wine.
Calendar tab will crash the program.
Renders Wine Desktop color instead of transparency.
May or maynot have communication issues with the server during installation.
What was not tested
Has not been tested on other platforms as of yet.
Transparency still seems to be an issue, instead of a transparent background it renders the Wine desktop color for the dancers. Will crash on occasion.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 22 2010||1.1.42||No, but has workaround||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 22 2008||1.1.9||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 09 2008||1.1.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
The Process is simple but can take a while depending on your internet connection.
1. Install the latest version of wine from Wine HQ (if you run Ubuntu add the software repo to your sources list)
2. Install Wine-Doors.
3. Using Wine Doors install IE6, WMP9, VB runtime libraries 5 & 6, all fonts, Direct X (for screen saver mode), and Firefox 2 (for purchacing shows, IE6 won't run but you still need it for the base program itself.)
4. Download and install VirtuaGirlHD
Everything should run smoothly from there as long as you installed Wine 1.1.8 or higher.
* Purchacing "full Shows" works as of this posting using Firefox 2 under Wine.
* Screen saver mode may or may not work for everyone (no they wont work as the default system screen saver)
* Wine renders the girls a bit different in comarison to Windows (rendered above the Panel not on the panel....)
* Girls will only be rendered on one desktop.
* If you want the Program to start when your session starts like in Windows, go to System-Preferences-Sessions in the Gnome Desktop Environment and Under Startup Programs click add and insert this line in "Command": env WINEPREFIX="/home/"User"/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\vghd\vghd.exe"
***where I placed "User" is where your user name should go.
* If your an actual subscriber, Just be happy that it works and its one less thing nailing you down to Windows. The only difference is there is no Taskbar to sit on.... LOL