Rosetta Stone

Application Details:

Version: 3.3.x
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.8

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sometimes application freezes, however some controls are still working and it is possible to restart the lesson without killing the app.



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Wouldn't consider this app for language learning. The vocabulary is extremely small even at 3rd level. You will spend 10 times less money if you buy any other audio course and traditional language book. Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.

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CurrentopenSUSE 11.2Nov 30 20101.3.8Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 9 "Isadora"May 27 20101.1.42Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowMandriva 2010.0 x86_64Feb 11 20101.1.37Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Feb 03 20101.1.32Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20091.1.31Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

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Mint 14 Rosetta Stone Microphone Fix
by Matt on Monday December 31st 2012, 17:44
The following fixes microphone setup problem on Mint 14. I found it successful on multiple computers and microphone styles:

1) Open Wine Configuration to the Libraries tab
2) Enter "winepulse.drv" in the override section. Accept the warning.
3) Edit the newly added override and set it to "disabled"
4) Apply the changes.

This worked for both a USB microphone on my desktop system as well as the integrated microphone of my laptop. I am running wine 1.5.20.
RE: Mint 14 Rosetta Stone Microphone Fix
by Ken Thomas on Thursday January 3rd 2013, 1:26

Thanks for the comment.

What I found here, was that the general problem here is audio input on Wine, and that problem is highly dependent on hardware configuration. Thus the problem is not RS specific, though RS is particularly dependent on the issue.

I'm not immediately sure where the issue is best addressed on WineHQ.

Newer versions of Wine seem to address this much better than when I signed up as maintainer. If anyone can link to a general description of how to achieve working audio input across platforms, it would be appreciated.

Best, Ken
Can't get Rosetta Stone to work
by redmage123 on Saturday December 5th 2009, 5:31
Hello all,

I've got Rosetta Stone V3.35 and I'm trying to run it under Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10) and using Wine 1.1.34.

The application installs fine, however, when I try and load a language pack, I get an application error.

Here's the console output:

err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {96749377-3391-11d2-9ee3-00c04f797396} not registered
err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {96749377-3391-11d2-9ee3-00c04f797396} not registered
err:ole:create_server class {96749377-3391-11d2-9ee3-00c04f797396} not registered
fixme:ole:CoGetClassObject CLSCTX_REMOTE_SERVER not supported
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {96749377-3391-11d2-9ee3-00c04f797396} could be created for context 0x17
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32f5d8,0x00000000), stub!
fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet
fixme:advapi:SetNamedSecurityInfoW L"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Macrovision Shared\\FLEXnet Publisher\\\\fnp_registrations.xml" 1 4 (nil) (nil) 0x3222dc8 (nil)
fixme:psapi:EnumDeviceDrivers ((nil), 0, 0x32babc): stub
fixme:psapi:EnumDeviceDrivers (0xa824420, 0, 0x32babc): stub
fixme:psapi:EnumDeviceDrivers ((nil), 0, 0x32b860): stub
fixme:psapi:EnumDeviceDrivers (0xa824530, 0, 0x32b860): stub
fixme:ole:CoInitializeSecurity ((nil),-1,(nil),(nil),0,3,(nil),0,(nil)) - stub!
fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer 0x188b48, L"root\\cimv2", (null), (null), (null), 0x00000000, (null), (nil), 0xac2e9a4)
err:ole:CoUninitialize Mismatched CoUninitialize
fixme:ole:CoInitializeSecurity ((nil),-1,(nil),(nil),0,3,(nil),0,(nil)) - stub!
fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer 0x188af0, L"root\\cimv2", (null), (null), (null), 0x00000000, (null), (nil), 0xac2e974)
err:ole:CoUninitialize Mismatched CoUninitialize
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 74080
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 4100c
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 41018
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 2d1400
fixme:mountmgr:harddisk_ioctl unsupported ioctl 2d0c10

I used winetricks to set the Windows version to XP. Has anyone else run into this problem?

Fixed a problem with it crashing
by theLured on Friday November 13th 2009, 3:37
I just reinstalled rosetta and got a few problems. It was solved by running winetricks as mentioned in my long post on how to get rosetta to work(including updates).

I first couldn't start rosetta as it would crash. I installed ie6 using
./winetricks ie6

If the installer says that you have the files already, choose to reinstall.

Then when loading it would just show a blank screen. this was solved by running
./winetricks flash

Rosetta V3.3.5 is working on Ubuntu 9.10 with wine-1.0.1.
I haven't tried to update it though.
It does crash when you click on "never ask again" for registering.
Microphone Trouble
by Asa Berkley on Tuesday October 13th 2009, 1:05
Hi everyone. I installed it and it works like a charm. Everything but the microphone! I'm using ALSA as my driver and Wine doesn't recognize my USB mic at all, though ALSA has no trouble finding it outside of Wine.

I know it's a common problem and so I googled around for a solution. I thought I found one in making a .asoundrc file and declaring the address of my mic...

pcm.!default {
type asym
playback.pcm {
type plug
slave.pcm "hw:0,0"
capture.pcm {
type plug
slave.pcm "hw:1,0"

... and it actually does recognize it. Trouble is, once the mic is recognized it fails to recognize my playback device, even though when left to default it has no trouble finding it. Thus I'm left with the lesser of two evils, no mic at all, again.
I'm at my wit's end with this, so I hope a more sagacious user can help me out here. :)
Installation works but application won't launch
by JN on Saturday September 5th 2009, 10:36
Hi guys, I already have Rosetta Stone working fine on my other computer with same version of wine. But on my laptop it will only install, I can't run the app!

I just get an error saying it has to close. and the below in the terminal. Can anyone please help me

=>0 0xb800e430 (0x0032f174)
1 0xb7d4f098 abort+0x188() in (0x0032f29c)
2 0xb7d465ce __assert_fail+0xee() in (0x0032f2e0)
3 0x7d42b201 in (+0x27201) (0x0032f3c0)
4 0x7d42af1c in (+0x26f1c) (0x0032f400)
5 0x7d4559e0 in (+0x519e0) (0x0032f430)
6 0x7d44c0ee in (+0x480ee) (0x0032f480)
7 0x7d5749b9 _mesa_Clear+0x1f7() in (0x0032f4b0)
8 0x7d7dc4b1 initPixelFormats+0xcd1() in wined3d (0x0032f560)
9 0x7d74f231 InitAdapters+0xa1a1() in wined3d (0x0032fbe0)
10 0x7d7e0de3 WineDirect3DCreate+0x63() in wined3d (0x0032fc10)
11 0x7ee47d7c in ddraw (+0x27d7c) (0x0032fc80)
12 0x7ee48281 DirectDrawCreate+0x51() in ddraw (0x0032fcd0)
13 0x00401dc2 in rosettastoneversion3 (+0x1dc2) (0x7ec00fa0)
14 0x1c8908ec (0x83e58955)
15 0x00000000 (0x00000000)
Wine can't find the .exe file
by StephenG on Monday August 3rd 2009, 17:11
When I do a search for "setup.exe" on the computer, I get no responses. In terminal, when I type "cd /cdrom" the command line switches to the CD drive but an "ls" command gets nothing. If I put an audio CD in I get music and I installed Ubuntu on this drive about 2 months ago, so it seems to be working and being recognized by the system. I'm using Wine 1.1.26 and RS 3.4.3A. The drive absolutely seems to be mounting properly. If I put in the Ubuntu install disc, everything is fine. I can browse to my heart's content. If I put in a disc with Windows files (and I've tried several), however, the drive mounts and the browser opens but there are no files there. Recap: audio files work fine (app opens and they play), Linux files are there and usable, Windows files are unfindable (with or without hidden files option checked). My machine is only Ubuntu, no dual boot-Windows. I've tried every combination of "Wine setup.exe" I can imagine. Nothing finds that setup file on the CD. Ideas, anyone?
RE: Wine can't find the .exe file
by StephenG on Monday August 3rd 2009, 17:14
I forgot ... Ubuntu 9.04, up-to-date as of yesterday (8/2/09).
RE: Wine can't find the .exe file
by (JR)² on Sunday February 28th 2010, 12:36
I think I have the same problem. I'm using Wine 1.0.1 and Ubuntu 9.04. I put the Rosetta Stone version 3.4.3A disk into Ubuntu, and Ubuntu titles the disk RS_App, but won't read anything from it. It won't even let me run it in Wine.
RE: Wine can't find the .exe file
by Aaron on Tuesday May 11th 2010, 1:40
I had the same problem with Fedora Core 9 and rosetta stone version 3.4.3A
I copied the disk as an iso onto the hard drive then used achive manager to open the iso and then ran wine from there.
Microphone works!
by Sebastián on Tuesday July 28th 2009, 3:10
I installed it in Ubuntu 9.04 and my normal microphone works well.

I installed it before on another computer under Windows Vista and the microphone didn't work.

They (Rosetta Stone) sell USB Headsets ( ) that they say are "Rosetta Stone speech recognition authorized" so they don't give support to many other microphones.

In the system requirements ( ) says that it is needed a "USB Headset for Speech" so it is suposed that other microphones don't work.

I just followed the instructions by "theLured" but:
Installing first "cabextract" so commands with "winetricks" work.

Changing ..."drive_c/Program\ Files/Rosetta\ Stone/Rosetta\ Stone\ Version\ 3" to my locale path (..."dosdevices/c:/Archivos\ de\ programa/Rosetta\ Stone/Rosetta\ Stone\ Version\ 3")

And when mounting the image file, changing ..."Rosetta.ISO"... to my image file ("/home/usuario/Escritorio/Rosetta Stone Language Packs/Rosetta Stone V3 - English/Rosseta.iso").

Many thanks to theLured for the instructions. Apologize me for my English (I just installed and tested but didn't use Rosetta Stone yet)
Works with pulse audio for me
by climatewarrior on Wednesday June 10th 2009, 23:04
I have pulse audio and it worked just fine for me without the padsp trick.
How to upgrade Rosetta Stone
by theLured on Thursday April 2nd 2009, 5:52
I think that I have figured out how to upgrade Rosetta. My solution is in a post before this. I am posting for all those who cant see the post due to the default layout of this site.
The guide is here

I would advise that you close down all wine apps for this.
Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by theLured on Sunday March 1st 2009, 5:46
Here's how I got this version working in Linux/Ubuntu intrepid(8.10). See bottom of post for how to install the language packs. I can't use any updates as they seem to mess up Rosetta.

NOTE: If using Pulse Audio remember to always run "padsp wine" instead of "wine". You also run "padsp winecfg" and go to the audio tab and select OSS. This will give you sound.

The uninstaller doesn't work too well for me, it just seems to reinstall the current version. Here's how to remove previous versions
~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Rosetta Stone
~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/All Users/Application Data/Rosetta Stone
Not sure about this one, it might be needed for something other than Rosetta.
~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/All Users/Application Data/FLEXnet

Also note that I had problems loading my Rosetta as I messed up the internet explorer install and Rosetta would just crash(the installer worked fine though). If you have this problem, go here
and reinstall Internet Explorer using “./winetricks ie6”.

This next part is all thanks to Christopher Roussel(the maker of this thread)
Download winetricks.

Make it executable.
chmod +x ./winetricks
Install needed stuff.
./winetricks msxml3; ./winetricks flash; ./winetricks ie6; ./winetricks native_oleaut32

Install Rosetta and untick the checkbox at the end of install(the one asking if you want to launch Rosetta).

Open a text editor and put in the below 4 lines in a file called rosettastone.(Thanks to Matt Moen at
cd $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Rosetta\ Stone/Rosetta\ Stone\ Version\ 3
# remember to change the below "wine" to "padsp wine" if you use pulse audio.
wine RosettaStoneVersion3.exe

Make it executable.
chmod +x rosettastone
Finally run it.

TO INSTALL A LANGUAGE PACK - Thanks to mdda at
mkdir /media/Rosetta

# For an ISO image file :
mount -t iso9660 -o loop,norock,map=off,ro Rosetta.ISO /media/Rosetta/

# For an actual CD :
mount -t iso9660 -o norock,map=off,ro /dev/cdrom /media/Rosetta/

run winecfg and click on the "Drives" tab. Click on "Add..." and change the path to /mnt
Click Apply and then OK.
Run Rosetta and install the language pack.
RE: Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by Martin on Saturday March 21st 2009, 9:44
Hi, I followed your instructions, but I get a "Fatal Application Error: #5118" from rosettastone in a nice grey application window. Has anyone manage to get around this?

[wine-1.1.17, rosetta stone v3.3.5]

RE: Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by theLured on Saturday March 21st 2009, 11:03
I get this error after I run an update. During the update I also get an error #2120.
I recently realized that #2120 means that I am in the wrong directory. So to solve the #5118 error, we need to solve #2120.
You will have to remove your Rosetta with the #5118 error, so you have a clean-ish install.
after installing Rosetta, copy the update into ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Rosetta Stone/Rosetta Stone V3
WARNING: This might mess up you wine. I'm no windows expert, but we have to change the temporary directories, will change back after.

Run regedit and go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment
change both TMP and TEMP
from C:\windows\temp
to C:\Program Files\Rosetta Stone\Rosetta Stone V3

close regedit
cd to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Rosetta Stone/Rosetta Stone V3
run the update and you should get no errors. At the end, rosetta might launch a blank screen. Just close it and run
wine RosettaStoneVersion3.exe

load up regedit and go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment

change TMP and TEMP back to C:\windows\temp

Your Rosetta should work now. I just experimented a bit and found this solution.
RE: Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by theLured on Saturday March 21st 2009, 11:19
I forgot to say. It might be best to close all wine programs when the registry value has been changed.
Your Rosetta stone folder might get a bit messy with some temporary files from the install, but it doesn't really matter too much.
RE: Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by John on Friday June 12th 2009, 18:00
Excellent! I am on Wine 1.1.20 and I installed Winetricks and all the stuff you listed (./winetricks msxml3; ./winetricks flash; ./winetricks ie6; ./winetricks native_oleaut32). The only one that didn't take was ie6, but I don't think that really matters since it launched just fine. I was stuck at getting RS installed properly until I came across your post!

I am using ISO images rather than CDs for the language packages. I was able to install an ISO mounter program called Gmount-iso right from add/remove programs and it is described as "a frontend to the 'mount -o loop -t iso9660 foo.iso /mountpoint' command".

I can hear everything just fine. Now if could get my mic to work.
RE: Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by Dimitri on Thursday July 30th 2009, 23:13
I'm unable to get this to work using Ubuntu 9.04 and Wine 1.0.1. I've followed the above directions but when I run Rosetta Stone the first time (no language pack installed), I get
There was an error in the application.

Any Ideas? Thanks!
RE: Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by theLured on Friday July 31st 2009, 5:39
I have installed rosetta stone on Jaunty(9.04) and it is working.

The 2123 error occurs when you are not in the same directory as the rosetta stone EXE.
The easiest way to solve the problem is to cd to the directory and then run
wine ./RosettaStoneVersion3.exe

I am not aware of any other solutions for this error.

The solution was in my post where you created a script to do it for you:
Open a text editor and put in the below 4 lines in a file called rosettastone.(Thanks to Matt Moen at
cd $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Rosetta\ Stone/Rosetta\ Stone\ Version\ 3
# remember to change the below "wine" to "padsp wine" if you use pulse audio.
wine RosettaStoneVersion3.exe

Save the file.

Make it executable.
chmod +x rosettastone
Finally run it.
RE: Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by Dimitri on Saturday August 8th 2009, 22:28
Yeah, I followed the instructions there by just manually cd-ing to that directory and then running
padsp wine ./RosettaStoneVersion3.exe
so oh well but thanks for the help.

By the way, in case anyone else has this problem or a solution, I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 amd64 with a fresh installation of wine 1.1.27 and wine-gecko 1.0 from the wine repository with Rosetta Stone v3.3.7A official original CD (and following the instructions above, including the winetricks). I did not try to install language packs since the program fails to open.
RE: Working in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
by bobby on Friday October 30th 2009, 18:30
i run wine-1.1.31 on gentoo.

i installed rosetta version 3.3.5 just fine. i am having trouble getting rosetta see the mounted iso files. i followed your directions. i mounted in /media/Rosetta and had winecfg (drives) point to that directory and see it as a CDROM.

rosetta does NOT see the mounted files however. please help.