Installation and automatic update worked; though the update gave the appearance of being locked up, it did finish. Imported data from Quicken 2007, and software registration worked fine. Web update worked.
winetricks dotnet20 winetricks ie6 winetricks msls31 winetricks gdiplus winecfg - Libraries -> Override "msls31 native, builtin"
Install Quicken - expect it to take a while for the web update. After installation, let it run and register.
Improving Rendering Accuracy and Performance:
Close Quicken. In winecfg, change OS emulation for Quicken to Windows 7.
Delete "c:\Program Files\Outlook Express" folder (if you wish to reduce hard disk waste).
Though some of this install seems convoluted, this method (including the use of CCleaner and Adobe Reader) works the best of any tested.
It is suggested that no font tricks be used, as they have proven problematic for this install.
What does not
It runs a bit slow, not annoyingly so. It is more responsive under Windows 7 emulation rather than Windows XP.
The help file will give script errors, which can be stopped with the following in winecfg:
- Libraries -> Override "jscript builtin, native"
However, this will interfere with some internal functions, such as the registration window.
What was not tested
Internet Explorer 6 and .Net 2.0 are part of the minimum requirements for Quicken installation. The gdiplus override is to overcome rendering errors of the builtin gdiplus. The msls31 override is to prevent a "com error" crash. Do not install the Tahoma font, which will result in missing text in various tabs, buttons, and menus. If installed in error, delete "tahoma.ttf" and "tahomabd.ttf" in "c_drive:\windows\fonts\" to correct.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 28 2010||1.3.10||Yes||Yes||Gold||Greg|I tested the above with WINE 1.2.1, and it worked as well. The black banding did not happen in this version.
WINE 1.2.1 proved to be problematic in the end. I have not tested with any other 1.2.x version.
The above instructions work with WINE 1.3.8 - 1.3.28, but i have been too lazy to rewrite the instructions for each of them individually.
I personally have had font problems with any version higher than 1.3.28, again too lazy to pursue a fix.
Some download packages of Quicken include WillMaker and Wealthbuilder. Wealthbuilder works great with the same install configuration as Quicken.
WillMaker may crash on startup, see the WineHQ instructions for WillMaker 2010 for a workaround.
Add the following to your registry: (per procedure given at the FAQs)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver] "ClientSideWithRender"="N"