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Microsoft Money

This is a new version, available as a free download from microsoft.com, with no activation and no online features.

Application Details:

Version: Money Plus Deluxe Sunset
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/money
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc5

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Article announcing release of sunset, with links to Deluxe&Business versions

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Program starts.

If ignored "stuck" Microsoft Money Splash screen (see "What does not work" section)

Pressing
Help -> About Microsoft Money
opened a pop-up window "About Microsoft Money" which reported the program as:
  Microsoft Money Plus Deluxe
  Serial Number: 02193-835-3050677-04523

Pressing:
Help -> Microsoft Money Help
did open the expected help window which appeared to be fully functional.

What does not

Program started OK

Then Microsoft Money Splash screen appeared with a "spinning cicle" cursor if the cursor was moved outside of the pop-up window. The cursor was a standard arrow if moved over the pop-up window itself.
The pop-up window did not disappear by itself, waiting up to 5 mins. Previous versions of wine (unfortunately I have no idea which ones and how long ago) I believed allowed the program to get past this point and into the main program.
This pop-up window could also not be dismissed by clicking on the pop-up window.

With pop-up window still present if in the main window a "top" menu item was pressed (ie File) could be pressed and a drop down menu appeared.
Note on pressing the "top" menu item the pop-up "Microsoft Money Splash screen" window went behind the main program window.
However when a sub-menu item was selected:
File -> Open...
the program crashed.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Not every menu item was checked to see which crashed the program, which did nothing, and which worked.

Unable to test the basic program functionality as it crashed when trying to open or create a new file.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Program installed in clean wine prefix:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32_msmoneysunset WINEARCH=win32 wine "$HOME/Documents/WindowsPrograms/msmoney/MS Money Sunset Versions/USMoneyDlxSunset.exe"

Run command:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32_msmoneysunset WINEARCH=win32 wine "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money Plus\MNYCoreFiles\msmoney.exe"

Version of wine reported by installation:

$ wine --version
wine-4.0-rc5

Wine debug reported the System information as:

    Wine build: wine-4.0-rc5
    Platform: i386
    Version: Windows 7
    Host system: Linux
    Host version: 4.15.0-43-generic

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 12 20194.0-rc5Yes Yes NoGarbagejunk_2010 
ShowLinux Mint 19.0 TaraJul 08 20183.11-stagingYes Yes YesGoldMychajlo Chodorev 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 14 20161.9.16Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 01 20161.9.15Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Jan 26 20161.9.2Yes Yes BronzeRosanne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32880 Microsoft Money 2005-2007 crashes when 'File' menu is selected NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

(2016-01-26)

To get around bug #32880, use winetricks to install ie6, then install MS Money.

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