|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.1.43|
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Most of the program, but it requires a few hacks. After installing but before running the program:
1. Copy CWWEB.DLL and SKYHOOK.DLL from C:/Program Files/Microsoft Kids/Creative Writer/System to C:/Program Files/Microsoft Kids/Creative Writer (needed to make the program start)
2. Run winetricks dcom98 (needed for saving and opening files and some image-related functions)
You may want to do this in a different wineprefix, since dcom98 can break other apps.
What does not
What was not tested
Some of the text/page options.
The program is much more responsive when using the DIB engine from bug 421. This also improves the display of the open/save dialogs as an added bonus. You'll have to patch and compile the Wine source code yourself to use it, however.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 19 2010||1.1.43||Yes||Yes||Silver||A Wine user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 21 2010||1.1.39||Yes||Yes||Bronze||A Wine user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 21 2010||1.1.36||Yes||Yes||Garbage||A Wine user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 07 2009||1.1.31||Yes||No||Garbage||A Wine user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|421||Implement a DIB engine||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21822||Creative Writer 2's interface is discolored unless running at 8-bit color depth||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23817||Creative Writer 2 can't show images in .max files||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25155||Creative Writer 2 only installs in Win9x modes on WoW64||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25172||Creative Writer 2: partially-hidden "home" button on the file dialogs||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|26689||Creative Writer 2 crashes after opening some sets of files consecutively||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26716||MS Creative Writer window graphics are not drawn||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|27982||Creative Writer 2 hangs on startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28400||Creative Writer 2 fails to install||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30018||Creative Writer 2 fails to open RTF and plain text files||NEW||View|