Watchtower Library 2010

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NameWatchtower Library
License Free to use
Votes Marked as obsolete
Wine Version1.5.3
Maintainers of this version:
Reference and research tool for Watchtower Society publications up to and including 2010. Requires wine 1.3.11 or greater to run or iphlpapi.dll workaround (for details see HOWTO).
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Installation process went fine.

What is tested:

Ok | Search and navigation through the library
Ok | Tooltips
Ok | Special characters like in Hebrew, and the */M signs in the Bible
Ok | Toolbar buttons just above the publications tree on the left
Ok | Maps/graphics
Ok | Word list box
Ok | Add Favourites
Ok | Open Favourites
Ok | Settings
Ok | Pronunciation
Ok | Synchronisation

What does not


What was not tested


Additional Comments

You will have to winetricks. 

Needs winetricks? 
chmod +x winetricks
su -c 'cp winetricks /usr/bin/'

winetricks vcrun2008
winetricks corefonts
wineserver -k

# Watchtower Library 2010 does not work in wine 1.3.27 and greater
rm -f ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/winsxs/manifests/*.vc90.*_deadbeef.manifest

# Missing DLL File Errors
cp ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Watchtower/MEPS\ Platform\ 2.3/*.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/syswow64/

PS: I don't know why, but when configuring wine to use "Windows 7" as my default windows version, the Library does not open. So, to install it, you'll have to set default windows version to "Windows XP".
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 17 x86_64Jun 22 20121.5.3 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 21 20121.4 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 09 20111.3.31 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 26 20111.3.31 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 25 20111.3.31 Yes Yes Platinum TrevorJ 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5898 Tooltip text need comctl32.dll to show well NEW View
13159 tooltips won't show up on partly hidden items NEW View
28942 Watchtower Library: Problem while copying text to the clipboard (Mac, doesn't occur on Linux) UNCONFIRMED View

How to: qu­ick guide on Watchtower Library installation
  1. Get the actual version of wine (Watchtower Library 2010 requires wine 1.3.11 or greater. Older Watchtower Library versions require 1.1.22 or greater, 1.2 or greater is recommended. Most modern linux distributions already have it in their repositories, so you just have to install "wine" package)
  2. Insert WTLib disc and run Setup.exe. If it won't work, do this:
    wine /cdrom/Setup.exe
  3. Installer would create working shortcuts on your desktop (on some systems in home folder), and in Applications > Wine menu. Use these to run Watchtower Library. You may delete *­.lnk files (if there are any), since these are of no use.

Common problems

Tooltip shadows stay after tooltips disappeared

This issue appears on some video cards with Compiz enabled. The workaround is in disabling fade animation for wine tooltips. To do this:

  1. install Compiz configuration tool. In most distributions it is in package named compizconfig-settings-manager.
  2. After you install it, run it (executable file named ccsm).
  3. Then go to Animations, open Close animations tab and double-click line that starts with Fade.
  4. Click plus sign in pop-up window,
  5. In new window select Window Class as Type, enter Wine as Value, select And as Relation and check Invert.
  6. Click Add button and you're done.

Watchtower Library 2010 does not work in wine 1.3.27 and greater

While this bug is not fixed you can fix it yourself. You need to remove a manifest for built-in version of MS runtime library. You can do this by executing the following code in terminal:

rm ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/winsxs/manifests/*.vc90.*_deadbeef.manifest

Watchtower Library 2010 does not work in wine prior to 1.3.11

You need wine 1.3.11 or greater in order to run Watchtower Library 2010.

OR, install the iphlpapi fix, DEB package (debian, ubuntu, mint etc) - RPM package (redhat, fedora, centos etc). You can then setup and run wtlib without upgrading wine to 1.3.11+.

Black blocks in interface and text on Intel video cards

If you use Intel graphics and experience blacked out text and interface items in Watchtower Library, (that is, experience bug 24998), you can fix it with following steps:

  1. Run wine regedit
  2. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/X11 Driver. Create it if it does not exist
  3. Create new String value (using context menu on right part of interface) named ClientSideWithRender and set its value to N
  4. Close (restart) all wine applications

Permissions problem with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)

In Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) and derivative distributions you may face problem where Setup.exe on the CD is not executable, and you can't set it executable, since CD is read-only. There are two possible solutions:

  1. Use wine /cdrom/Setup.exe command mentioned above, or
  2. Copy all files from CD to your hard drive, mark Setup.exe as executable (right-click the file → Properties → Permissions) and then execute Setup.exe from there.

Broken fonts

If you see squares instead of text in Watchtower Library on the first run, go to settings (press f2) and change font settings, choosing any font you like. If you see broken characters in interface, you may need to install MS truetype core fonts for web package. To do this

  • Install msttcorefonts package using your packaging system. If it fails:
  • Install it using winetricks (this will affect your wine installation only, fonts won't be available for non-wine applications):
    winetricks corefonts

Problems with XFCE, LXDE, Enlightment and others

XFCE and some other DE ignore path parameter for desktop and menu launchers. As result, Watchtower Library prior to 2011 does not start when you click these. The simple solution is to change "Command" parameter in launcher to

wine start wtlibrary.exe

Watchtower Library for Mac OSX 10.7.3 "Lion"

There are some initial issues with using the Watchtower Library in Mac. The first issue is

Installing WINE

Simple solution:

Or, you could follow the guide in the WINE wiki about installing Macports (MacOSX Installation). It is recommended that once you have installed MacPorts you need to configure it (How to install & configure Macports)

Do not install WINE but rather install wine-devel sudo ports install wine-devel for the latest WINE version.

You should also update X11, the default version is 2.3.2 which doesn't display all of the images in the Watchtower Library. The website XQuartz MacOS Forge contains the latest XQuartz (2.6.2). Once XQuartz has been updated you can run the Watchtower Library out-of-the-box with no issues.

To set up an application to run the Watchtower Library from the dock, go to Applications -> Utilities -> AppleScript Editor

Once in the editor copy & paste the following script:

tell application "Terminal"
    do script "/opt/local/bin/wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/Watchtower/Watchtower\\ Library\\ 2010/E/WTLibrary.exe"
end tell

Click on run to make sure it works and then click on compile if successful and then save the script as an application filetype (Leave startup screen unchecked). Once saved as an application drag it into the dock.

Missing DLL File Errors

WINE in Mac doesn't seem to look for the DLL files in the same way it normally does. The DLL files it is referring to (Such as uresearch21u.dll) are located in the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder in the Watc­htower directory. However WINE searches for them in the /drive_c/windows/system32 directory. Just copy and paste the contents of the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder to the "system32" folder to resolve the issue.

Broken "Fetch from clipboard" function

If you copy multiline-text and a reference happens to be divided between two lines, the results can be a bit odd. This seems to be by design; wtlib seems to read the clipboard contents line by line. For example, if an article reads:

hechos recientes son más que los de antes" (Rev. 2:
19, 20).

Then wtlib will extract Revelation chapter 2, the entire chapter. This is due to wtlib reading just one line at a time. Now, in linux you can install xclip and run this command after having copied, say for example an entire article:

xclip -o | tr "\n" " " | xclip -selection clipboard -i

The command translates \newlines to spaces. If you do that before going Edit - Fetch from clipboard in wtlib, the correct references are extracted :D (Just Rev. 2:19, 20 in the example above).

You could even stick the command in a script and launch that from a button on your panel, or something.

I don't know how to do this in windows, but could be AutoIt would be a start...

What should I include when I submit a new test result?

Whether the install process went fine, or if not, what went wrong

Whether the program starts without any tweaks/modifications, or if not, what needs fixing/tweaking.

If the program runs, does the following work, or if not, what has to be done to fix/tweak it?

  • Search and navigation through the library
  • Tooltips (rest the mouse over a link)
  • Special characters like in Hebrew, and the */M signs in the Bible
  • Toolbar buttons just above the publications tree on the left, do they look good/ do they work?
  • Print (you obviously need to have a working printer setup in Linux first, wine will pick up CUPS printers at least. You can add cups-PDF printer if you have no physical printer)
  • Maps/graphics
  • Word list box
  • Add Favourites
  • Open Favourites
  • Settings
  • pronunciation (if you have a sound card and language version you are testing have this feature)
  • Synchronisation (if you have multiple languages installed)

did I forget something? just edit this note.


Before asking for help,

  • Please make sure that you have followed the HOWTO instructions first (see above).
  • Also, make sure that your wine version is 1.1.22 or greater. In order to find out your wine version, open terminal and execute the following: wine --version. If your wine version is lower than 1.1.22, please, refer HOWTO for instructions on how to update wine.
  • If Watchtower Library code't work and you have updated your wine installation, you might need to remove .wine directory from home directory and re-install Watchtower Library in order to make it work.
If you are still here, feel free to ask for help, but when doing so, please, provide the following information:
  1. Your linux distribution and its version (For example: Ubuntu 9.10 or Ubuntu Karmic. If you don't know what version you're running, try lsb_release -a in a terminal)
  2. Your wine version (wine --version in a terminal)
  3. Which language version of Watchtower Library you are trying to install
  4. What does not work, and what have you done in order to fix it
  5. Any error messages you get

Install Tip for netbooks users

An easy way to install WTLibrary in a nebook when you don't have a CD/DVD drive. This assumes you have at least one Computer with an optical drive.

  • Copy CD contents to Flash card or USB stick
  • Install Watchtower Library, using these moved files, running Setup.exe


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Symbols in left side are shown as squares
by David Mikiashvili on Thursday June 7th 2012, 15:37
Hi all. I am using LinuxMint Maya. My Wine version is 1.4
Watchtower Library 2010 Georgian.
Please, look at screenshot:
I don,t know,how to fix this problem

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Highlighted text leaves shadows (next)
by Samuel on Tuesday December 6th 2011, 6:54

I encountered this issue too although my graphic card is an nvidia one. I solved the problem by following your instructions in the compiz settings manager. Nevertheless, although there are no shadows anymore, I can only see the text for a split second, I mean the text is flipping quickly. Have you ever come accross this specific issue? Do you have any solution?
The Wine version I use is 1.3.34. The OS is Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric, with wtlibrary 2010


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Copy&Paste does not work with newest version
by Yves Däschle on Sunday November 20th 2011, 13:50
Under Mac I installed newest wine.1.3.33 and newest XQuartz (2.7.0) but the Copy&Paste out of WTLib e.g. into Word doesn't work.

Using Mac OS X 10.7.2, Wine 1.3.33 and XQuartz 2.7.0

Can someone help me with this issue?

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WTib 2010 not working in wine 1.3.xx Ubuntu (any)
by TrevorJ on Monday October 24th 2011, 21:59
I did the manifest fiddle which failed for me also. I used an old fix that worked for me and may also provide a hint as to where the fault lies. I ran the file winewtl2010hack-0.3.deb which can be found here

This is a 32 bit file so if you have 64 bit go to this discussion

I hope this helps

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wtlib 2010 not working in Mint 11
by steve on Thursday October 20th 2011, 15:22
Install seemed to go fine but I get a "file not found" message.

Uninstalled both Wine and WTLIB. Deleted .wine directory. Reinstalled wine 1.3.30 and WTLIB. No change.

tried starting in a terminal and got the following error messages:

fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00000100
wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\wtlibrary.exe"

wine: Call from 0x7b839f12 to unimplemented function msvcp90.dll.??0?$ basic_string@GU?$char_traits@G@std@@V?$allocator@G@2@@std@@QAE@XZ, aborting
err:module:attach_process_dlls "wtutil23u.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\Watchtower\\Watchtower Library 2010\\E\\WTLibrary.exe" failed, status 80000100

I have installed to Mint 11 before with no problems, so am at a bit of a loss.

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WTLIB 2010 crashed with Wine 1.3.30 in Mac OS X
by Yves Däschle on Thursday October 20th 2011, 15:21
Hello All,

I'm running Mac OS X Lion and I installed wine 1.3.30 (wine-devel) by Macports.
(I also installed XQuartz-2.6.3)

Installation of the WTLib works fine.
Then I did all these HOWTO instructions. I copied the DLL files and removed the correct MANIFEST file from the winsxs folder.

If I start WTLib 2010 the applications crashes.

Is there any solution to get it work with the wine version 1.3.30 which I automatically get by the wine-devel package from Macports?

Here you can find my Terminal output:

Thanks a lot for helping me!

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wtlib 2010 not running wine 1.3.30 Arch
by Alexander Lyshenko on Monday October 17th 2011, 8:30
1) After installing wine-1.3.30 and starting
wine WTLibrary.exe we have ordinary problem with dlls as we can see here
To solve it the easiest way is to make PATH variable
wine regedit
Go to \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment and create string parameter PATH with the value "C:\Program Files (x86)\Watchtower\MEPS Platform 2.3" - for x64 and "C:\Program Files\Watchtower\MEPS Platform 2.3" for x32 respectively
2) Then to solve this problem we need to delete some files from c:/windows/winsxs/manifests directory:
rm ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/winsxs/manifests/*.vc90.*_deadbeef.manifest
3) Then we have this problem
Please, help to solve this issue? Thanks in advance.

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wtlib 2010 not running wine 1.3.30 ubuntu 11.10
by Johann on Friday October 14th 2011, 6:29
When I attempt to run the library I am getting an error and it just terminates at that point. I was going to post the terminal output but I notice it says not to do that.

The terminal output does not indicate it is anything related to dlls.

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Highlighted Text Leaves Shadows
by Wayne Stark on Thursday October 13th 2011, 6:01
Using Ubuntu Natty with Wine 1.3.29.
Installed and runs fine.
The problem is evertime I move the cursor over a link in the main window, the text highlights as it should, but then move the cursor away and a grey box/shadow is left behind.
This only happens with Compiz running, with kwin & gnome shell it works fine. But Ubuntu & Unity now use compiz as standard.
Anyone any ideas?

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WTLb works fine on U 10.04
by Ivan Janovsky on Wednesday September 28th 2011, 18:27
Thanks for information how to install WTLb on UBUNTU. For me works after two steps:
1. uninstalling wine 1.2.x (sudo apt-get remove wine) and installing wine 1.3 (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa and sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install wine 1.3)
2. fix of wine 1.3.28 with: sudo rm ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/winsxs/manifests/*.vc90.*_deadbeef.manifest

and now ready to install WTLb from previous copy of install files and folders.


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WTLib 2010 workaround for Ubuntu 11.04
by name on Friday September 23rd 2011, 13:48
This command has fixed the problem after upgrading to wine-1.3.28:

Copy and paste in Terminal window:
rm ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/winsxs/manifests/*.vc90.*_deadbeef.manifest

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Temporary Work Around for Running Watchtower Library 2010 if it Fails on Wine versions 1.3.27 and 1.3.28
by Majal on Tuesday September 13th 2011, 10:24
If running Watchtower Library 2010 is a priority and being at the latest version of Wine is not, then the closest thing to the solution for now is to DOWNGRADE your Wine version - which I did. (Can't live a day without WTLib running!)

Solution 1 (The easier to implement solution. Tested and worked on Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit):

Type (or copy and paste [Ctrl+Shift+v]) this on the terminal:

sudo apt-get install -y wine1.3=1.3.15-0ubuntu5


Solution 2 (Longer and you may encounter problems along the way, recommended for techies with time to spare):

Compile Wine from source. Recommended version? A few steps down the problematic 1.3.27 (e.g. 1.3.25)
Source here:
Download, unpack, follow README, etc, etc...


Hope this helps, brothers. :)

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driver d346prt
by Larissa on Monday September 12th 2011, 20:43
Hello guys.
I've been facing this error while trying to install Watchtower 2010:

err:winedevice:ServiceMain driver L"d346prt" failed to load
fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"d346prt" failed to start: 1053

I've searched through the net and here and didn't find anything related.

In fact I was able to install easily the program using wine 1.3.21, although since version 1.3.27 (when I noticed) I was not able anymore to run watchtower. I removed the program, reinstalled wine, and now I can't reinstall watchtower again.

I located the "d346prt" inside .wine/dosdevices/c:/windows/system32
I don't understand why it is happening... Any ideas? Tips?
The only thing that comes to my mind is that something at the newer wine versions changed, so the program doesn't work properly. What should I do?

I'm using:
Ubunty 11.04 Natty
Wine 1.3.28

Thank you.

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Archlinux: unimplemented function msvcp90.dll
by Jason on Sunday September 4th 2011, 19:11
WT library was working perfectly for me, then one day it started giving the following error. Perhaps something in a system update changed, but I can't be sure what it would be.

$ wine --version

$ env WINEPREFIX=/home/mason/.wine wine start wtlibrary.exe
fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00000100

$ wine: Call from 0x7ee0e219 to unimplemented function msvcp90.dll.??0?$ basic_string@GU?$char_traits@G@std@@V?$allocator@G@2@@std@@QAE@XZ, aborting
err:module:attach_process_dlls "wtutil23u.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\windows\\system32\\wtlibrary.exe" failed, status 80000100

I have tried the following:
- install vcrun2008 (and many other .dll from winetricks)
- copy all .dll from MEPS dir to system32
- delete ~/.wine and reinstall
- install 32bit wine from source and reinstall
- override various .dll files in winecfg
- loads of other hints I found all over the net

No matter what I try, I cannot get Watchtower Library 2010 to run again. All attempts result in errors similar to the ones pasted above. I'm getting desperate. Any pointers would be appreciated.

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by Juhasz János on Friday September 2nd 2011, 5:20
Telepítettem magyar 2009 őrtorony és törött betű lett.

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program error
by Juhasz János on Thursday September 1st 2011, 16:15
Ubuntu 10.04, bor verziója 1.2.2 telepítve,Magyar őrtorony telepítve CD,hiba üzenet angol szöveggel:PROGRAM ERROR The program WTlibrary.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close .We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Watchtower Library has experenced a problem and can not continue
by James on Tuesday June 21st 2011, 7:37
Wine 1.3.21

This is the only version of wine I have put on this machine.

I "think" I've done the work a rounds.

Where it says:

XFCE and some other DE ignore path parameter for desktop and menu launchers. As result, Watchtower Library does not start when you click these. The simple solution is to change "Command" parameter in launcher to

wine start wtlibrary.exe

So I look in leafpad and find a line that says:

Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/laura/.wine" wine C:\\\\Program\\ Files\\\\Watchtower\\\\Watchtower\\ Library\\ 2010\\\\E\\\\WTLibrary.exe

And I change the whole line with the new command and get:

Key file contains line "wine start wtlibrary.exe" which is not a key-value pair, group, or commnet

I even deleted wine folder and reinstalled wtlibarary still the same thing.

The only I haven't done is the iphipapi work a round the links listed are dead and I get a 404 page error.

Thanks for your help


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Slow loading articles
by Jesse Otto on Saturday June 18th 2011, 19:43
Hello, thanks for instructions. I managed to install WT Library 2010 on Ubuntu 11.04, currently not using Unity. I was using the Wine unstable package in the Ubuntu repositories, I think it was 1.3.15. The software works and the tree on the left side of the library responds quickly to left clicks, but the actual loading of an article takes several seconds.

I have recently upgraded Wine to 1.3.22 hoping that this might remedy, but the problem continues. My first thought was that perhaps because I encrypted my Home folder during Ubuntu installation and that the c_drive is in Home that this could be slowing down data access. I created a d_drive in /usr and changed permissions and added this drive using the winecfg and then reinstalled WT Library on d_drive but the problem remains, articles are slow to load. Any ideas would be much appreciated. If the encryption is possibly still the problem, do I need to get the entire .wine folder to another location? Thanks.

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Puppy 4.3.1
by James on Monday June 13th 2011, 16:11
Has anyone got this this to work on puppy?

The spec's of my system are:

Toshiba Satellite A105-S2236

Intel Celeron M 1.6Ghz
512 MB
80 GB
ATI RADEON Xpress X200M, 64MB shared graphics Ram, 1280x800 resolution
Realtek 861, 16 bit stereo sound, Volume control Dial

I have down loaded Wine 1.3.21

I insert the CDRom and open sra0, then right click the "Setup.exe" file, then "Run Action" I enter "wine" into the window. Tell it "OK" close then click the Setup.exe file but nothing happens.

I've even copied all the files to my hard drive and did the same thing and still nothing.

Any thoughts?

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Linux Mint 9 works wine
by rdchin on Saturday June 11th 2011, 13:27
Watchtower Library 2010 works fine with wine 1.3.21 without the patch of iphlpapi fix. In fact I had to deinstall apt-get remove the patch since it conflicted with the latest wine version. I was primarily curious if the patch was still necessary 7 months after I initially installed WTLib 2010. It seems to work fine.

What is nice is that Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V now work when copying text from the results box pane to LibreOffice/OpenOffice. Yipee! I never had this working before in the past few years and always had to stop typing and use my mouse to right-click copy/paste (I hate that being a Dvorak touch typist and also learning to use the command-line interface on linux).

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text displays as squares
by Gymnart on Thursday April 21st 2011, 13:23
I recently upgraded my system from SuSE 11.2 to 11.4. I now have Wine 1.3.12 installed from the package manager (Previously, it was 1.3.11 - the one that worked with WTLibrary). I don't know if I can find the previous version in the repository. After installing Wine for the new OS, Watchtower Library starts but the text is now all squares. It seems to still have its database (from being installed on SuSE 11.2).

I've read about the text problem being because of the truetype fonts but when I went to the tester page: all displayed well so I'm pretty sure I have them.

Should I reinstall WTLibrary or what else should be done? (I'm still a n00b at this).

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Watchtower lib 2010 - OpenSUSE 11.4
by Iain Jack on Tuesday April 19th 2011, 16:09

I'm running the above with kernel version 2.6.37 and Wine version 1.3.17 and I get the same error as a number of folks in the forum "the program wtlibrary.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close...

OpenSUSE 11.3 ran it beautifully.

I've followed all the advice on the forum page thus far but not getting anywhere. I can get the 2009 lib working with the screen full of squares which I believe there is a font fix for. Is the 2010 install fixable or should I just overwrite the 2009 rs_data from the 2010 CD?

Any advice would be much appreciated.



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Wrong architecture
by Paul on Monday March 7th 2011, 15:40
I see you have Maemo Linux on armv7

i386 apps won't run natively on ARM. Sorry.

Have a look here for more info:

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difficulty with wine1.3.13 installing Wtlib2010
by Darwin Mireles on Monday March 7th 2011, 13:16
Maemo Linux on armv7 (Nokia N900)
wine-1.3.13(obtained from # apt-get install wine)
Watchtower Library 2010 Español. Archive:/media/mmc1/Wtlib2010/Setup.exe
First of all excuse my English, I am newbie in linux too.
All commands are being executed with #sudo gainroot.
Wine does not run just by typing in a terminal wine,
I must make: /home/opt/wine/bin # ./wine --version
MMC1 is a Kingston 16 GB Class 10 MicroSD Flash Card (FAT32)
Error messages:
/home/opt/wine/bin# ./wine /media/mmc1/Wtlib2010/Setup.exe
wine: '/home/user' is not owned by you, refusing to create a configuration directory there.
Then change user to user, and Error messages is:
/home/opt/wine/bin$ ./wine /media/mmc1/Wtlib2010/Setup.exe
wine: created the configuration directory '/home/user/.wine'
Could not load wine-gecko. HTML rendering will be disabled.
wine: Configuration in '/home/user/.wine' has been updated.
Trying to load PE image for unsupported architecture (I386)
Trying to load PE image for unsupported architecture (I386)
wine: Bad \media\mmc1|Wtlib2010\Setup2010\Setup.exe

Please Help Me
Appreciating your help
Darwin Mireles

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Watchtower library has experienced a problem and can not continue
by James on Friday March 4th 2011, 13:22
I have wine 1.3.14 running Mint 9 gnome desktop. Trying to install English version. I updated wine and even added iphlpapi to the wine library still I get "Watchtower library has experienced a problem and can not continue" I'm at a loss as too what to do next.

Please any ideas?


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by m theunissen on Tuesday March 1st 2011, 8:34
I had wtlib 2010 working under wine 1.3.13.

however did fresh install of ubuntu 10.10 today. When installing wine it automatically got 1.3.14.

Now get a similar error as the previous poster:

Archive: /media/WTLIB10O/Setup.exe
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/WTLIB10O/Setup.exe or /media/WTLIB10O/, and cannot find /media/WTLIB10O/Setup.exe.ZIP, period.

It looks like I will have to downgrade to 1.3.13. I would know how to do that if it had been installed before, but 1.3.13 does not show in synaptic, as this was a new install.

Any ideas? Thanks

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  • RE: 1.3.14 by Igor Tarasov on Tuesday March 1st 2011, 8:38
    • RE: 1.3.14 by m theunissen on Tuesday March 1st 2011, 8:49
difficulty using wine1.3.13 to run WT library
by tgarvin on Tuesday February 22nd 2011, 22:13
I have Linux Mint 10 (Julia) and have downloaded wine 1.3.13.tar.bz2 in order to be able to access and run my installation CD, however I had the following error message:

Archive: /media/WTLIB10E/autorun.exe


End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not

a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the

latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on

the last disk(s) of this archive.

zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/WTLIB10E/autorun.exe or

/media/WTLIB10E/, and cannot find /media/WTLIB10E/autorun.exe.ZIP, period.

In looking at the other threads and advice my laptop still just shows wine 1.1 and 1.2 when I try the directions listed. I've looked to see if I could rename it under the wine directory. Please advise me with step-by-step instructions so that I can use WINE 1.3.13 to access and run this application. Thanks in advance for your help!
P.S. I'm not very tech. savvy but I can follow directions.

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dlls not found
by Samuel Dickerson on Tuesday February 8th 2011, 19:52
I am using wine version 1.3.12 on a 32-bit Fedora 14/xfce laptop. I followed the above installation instructions and it appeared to install ok. When I execute 'wine start WTLibrary.exe', I get a very long list of errors due to missing DLLs. For example, the first one states:

err:module:import_dll Library wtdas23u.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\\home\\sam\\.wine\\drive_c\\Program Files\\Watchtower\\Watchtower Library 2010\\E\\WTLibrary.exe") not found

Any pointers as to what I could be doing wrong?

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by Juhasz János on Friday February 4th 2011, 8:22
Hát, nekem így ment, ajánlom próbáld meg a wine 1.2-vel (az ubuntu szoftverközpontban ezt lehet telepíteni), ne az 1.3-mal és legyen fent a '09-es library is mikor telepítesz. Szerintem egyelőre hagyd fenn a 10.04-et. A következő leírással meglesz a 2010-es:
Alkalmazások=>Wine=> C: meghajtó tallózása, ott: Program Files=>Watchtower=>Watchtower Library 2009=>H. Most láthatsz egy rs_data nevű mappát. Most nyiss meg még egy fájlböngészőt, és juss el ugyanide, csak a 2010-es verzió rs_data mappájához. És most töröld a 2009-es rs_data-t, és másold oda a 2010-es mappáját. Ha kész, nyisd meg a 2009-es programot, és láthatod, hogy a legfrissebb adatok vannak benne. A neve még mindig "Watchtower Library 2009", de gyakorlatilag ugyanaz mint a 2010-es. A két program között csak az rs_data mappa tartalma a különbség.üdvözlöm Juhász Sok sikert!

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wtlib 2010 hungarian install failed
by Pasztor Istvan on Tuesday January 25th 2011, 4:22
Linux : ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
wine 1.3.11
Language : Hungarian WTCD, ubuntu language : hungarian.
Gnome 2.30.2

The (nullsoft generated) installer of Watchtower Library
(setup.exe) refuses to copy the database directory (rs_data)
into selected(default) installation directory.
Appears a dialog :
Are you sure , that you want to cancel the copying of files to hard disk ?
Select yes(igen) to return at install as 'runnig from cdrom'.

I had remove the .wine directory,
wineserver -k, reinstall, with the same results.

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Re: Highlighted search results
by Evert Gort on Saturday January 8th 2011, 6:12
Here is a link:

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Re: Highlighted search results
by Evert Gort on Saturday January 8th 2011, 5:47
Using wine 1.3.11 (and some previous 1.2 versions)when searching for 1 or more words, if the word or words occur more then once on the same line they are blocked out in black. If the word only occurs once on a line the highlighting works properly. This is using Ubuntu 10.10. With the latest Gnome version of PCLinuxOS and WT2010 (wine 1.2.2) the problem doesn't happen. I don't know if this bug has been reported before or not.


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This worked for Mint 9 & Mint Debian Edition
by John Coleman on Tuesday January 4th 2011, 0:07
The current wine version for Linux Mint Debian is 1.1.42 and 1.2 for Mint 9.
Using the iphlpapi.dll file from Windows XP worked. I renamed the Wine version of the file just to make sure and made the adjustments in Wine configuration libraries and using native override.
The Windows 7 version of the file DID NOT work for me.
I haven't tested extensively but everything seems to work.

Thank you all for your help and suggestions.

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WTLIB 2010 in openSUSE 11.3
by Carl Fletcher on Wednesday December 29th 2010, 10:27
This is what worked for me:

Use new data on older Watchtower Library installation. Just replace .wine/drive_c/Program Files/Watchtower/Watchtower Library 2009/E/rs_data directory with rs_data directory from Watchtower Library 2010 cd. The path is given for Watchtower Library 2009 English. Other versions would have another path.

I don't know a work around for the 2009 splash but I can live with that. But it seems to work for me friends.

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Worked great
by tux on Friday December 24th 2010, 17:34

"You'll need this package, OR find a windows dll ... To install the package mentioned, download it and if it isn't installed automatically, open it with "gdebi-gtk"."

Thanks for the file. It worked great

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Still no joy
by Bob Hoffman on Friday December 24th 2010, 6:36
Wine 1.2.1 Kubuntu 10.10 32bit and 64bit Have tried all the solutions listed above except compile my own dll. I also have a current version of Crossover Office and get the same results. I have tried different versions of Wine, reloaded Kubuntu, tried different versions of Kubuntu. I tried the patch listed above, retrieved the dll listed above, obtained a Windows dll from a copy that I own. Adjusted the winecfg file as directed. Still get the same error everyone else is seeing. I am not new to linux or to using wtlib on linux, but this has me stumped.

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location of iphlpapi.dll
by Vince Pf. on Thursday December 23rd 2010, 1:49
Found on one of my systems (openSUSE 11.3 x86_64) I had to put the native iphlpapi.dll into ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/syswow64. Putting it in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 did not work. Maybe this was from setting windows version to 7?

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patched file:
by Robert Backhaus on Wednesday December 22nd 2010, 21:35
i just attached a build of a patched file and it's related dll.fake file.

Loading these to /usr/lib32/wine and /usr/lib32/wine/fakedlls got it working.

could some of you try these on recent released wine, and see if they fix the problem? If so, then this would be a better way than using overrides.

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Installing Guide
by Tobias Krais on Tuesday December 14th 2010, 5:38
Hi folks,

here's my installation guide for version 2010. English: and German:

Good luck!

cu Tobias

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Reporting bug
by Igor Tarasov on Monday December 13th 2010, 12:54
Has anyone here tried to post Watchtower Library 2010 crash on I don't have a copy, so I won't be able to provide any logs or other information. If you have already received your copy, please report.

Also, this bug might affect not only wtlibrary, since as far as I can tell, it's somewhere in MSVC 2009.

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A kind of workaround to get 2010 data
by Nils-Eric Wilkman on Monday December 13th 2010, 12:33
A workaround to run WTLibrary 2010. If you still have version 2009, then you can replace the old rs_data folder with the new 2010 rs_data folder, this until the problem is resolved. The MEPS 2.2 is now MEPS 2.3 and MS Visual C++ 2008 to MS Visual C++ 2009.This workaround oly changes the data so we can see the latest literatures but the program is the old 2009 wtlibrary.
(Using Wine 1.3.9 and SuSE 11.4 milestone 4, and some other Linuxes)

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by Diko Todorov on Monday December 13th 2010, 3:48
I also tried. That is the result:

diko@linux-w94j:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Watchtower/Watchtower Library 2010/E> wine start WTLibrary.exe
fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00000100
diko@linux-w94j:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Watchtower/Watchtower Library 2010/E> fixme:appbar:handle_appbarmessage SHAppBarMessage(ABM_GETAUTOHIDEBAR, hwnd=(nil), edge=3): stub
fixme:appbar:handle_appbarmessage SHAppBarMessage(ABM_GETAUTOHIDEBAR, hwnd=(nil), edge=1): stub
fixme:appbar:handle_appbarmessage SHAppBarMessage(ABM_GETAUTOHIDEBAR, hwnd=(nil), edge=0): stub
fixme:appbar:handle_appbarmessage SHAppBarMessage(ABM_GETAUTOHIDEBAR, hwnd=(nil), edge=2): stub
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x78556ff2 (thread 001c), starting debugger...

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WT2009 with data from 2010
by Paul on Sunday December 12th 2010, 17:58
There seem to be a number of people who have hit dead-ends (hopefully temporary) with the 2010 version. In the meantime I was thinking it might be possible to upgrade a 2009 install by copying the data files from 2010 CD.

Since I don't have my 2010 disc yet I can't confirm that this will work, but it should be possible. Anyone care to try?

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by Diko Todorov on Sunday December 12th 2010, 8:03
Open Suse 11.3 KDE4, wine-1.2.2; wine-1.3.9, Watchtower Library 2010 English.
I installed the program, but I can not run.
error message:

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  • RE: by Igor Tarasov on Sunday December 12th 2010, 8:09
    • RE: by Diko Todorov on Sunday December 12th 2010, 8:19
      • RE: by Igor Tarasov on Sunday December 12th 2010, 9:20
        • RE: by Nils-Eric Wilkman on Sunday December 12th 2010, 10:01
          • RE: by Igor Tarasov on Sunday December 12th 2010, 10:14
        • RE: by Diko Todorov on Sunday December 12th 2010, 15:00
    • RE: by Nils-Eric Wilkman on Sunday December 12th 2010, 9:55
Tragling bug
by Igor Tarasov on Sunday December 5th 2010, 12:47
If you encounter Watchtower Library 2010 crash, please report the following:

1. Please tell if your Linux is 64 bit or 32 bit.
2. If 64, then try testing it from 32 bit environment.
3. Try advice from this comment:
4. Please, report log that you get when starting "wine start wtlibrary.exe" from terminal.
5. Try posting new bug report here:

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