Everything works fine following the posted Howto.
What does not
What was not tested
|Fedora 9 x86_64
|Jul 03 2008
|Fedora 7 x86_64
|Aug 04 2007
The setup program on the CD doesn't work. So you must first download the new Setup program from here.
To start you have to enter Wine Configuration and assign a drive letter to the Guide CD. After that launch the downloaded setup.exe and program will install.
If you have problem in starting Guide, rename the file STARTUP.MAR in the main program directory to startup.mar.
Another trick from the developer of Guide: " If you start Guide from a console, some Wine debugging data will be shown there: mostly complaints about calls to a Windows heap compacting function that isn't implemented in Wine. This is essentially a cosmetic problem, but you can suppress it by hitting Alt-J and entering Wine=y. Once Guide "realizes" it is running under Wine, it won't attempt to use that function and the messages will go away. "
To show bayer letters for star names you can import font symbol.ttf under your Linux environment.