The Master Genealogist (TMG) - based on Visual FoxPro v9 released 22 April 2013.
What does not
The installer, the buttons to install do not register that they have been clicked on so you are unable to install. Selecting the cancel button brings up an error message from the installer. (See Bug 29429 for a install work around (not test by me as not sure how to do what is mentioned))
What was not tested
did not try workaround. this test was only for a clean wine install. TMG v8.00.000
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 22 2018||3.14||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Sam|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 19 2015||1.8||No||Not installable||Garbage||Sam|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 04 2014||1.7.31||No||Not installable||Garbage||Sam|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 03 2014||1.7.13||No||Not installable||Garbage||Sam|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya"||Aug 06 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ian|
Wine 1.6.2 or greater is recommended
NOTE: Instructions vary depending on the version of The Master Genealogist (TMG) you install.
The advice listed below is only for
those who require help installing, running, or troubleshooting TMG.
|TMG Version||Download URL|
|TMG 5.15 USA Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg5setup.exe|
|TMG 5.15 UK Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg5uksetup.exe|
|TMG 6.12 USA Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg6setup.exe|
|TMG 6.12 UK Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg6uksetup.exe|
|TMG 7.04 USA Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg7setup.exe|
|TMG 7.04 UK Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg7uksetup.exe|
|TMG 8.08 USA Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg8setup.exe
|TMG 8.08 UK Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg8uksetup.exe
|TMG 9.05 USA Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg9setup.exe
|TMG 9.05 UK Version||http://www.whollygenes.com/files/tmg9uksetup.exe
Run the installer (you download) using Wine (substituting the correct version name):
After installation and before running program for the first time
With Wine set to "Windows XP" use the script Winetricks to install the following:
Using the following command:
sh winetricks vb6run gdiplus
Then using winetricks choose: native_oleaut32
(Optional but recommended)If you have Windows XP Licence. Copy the following font to your wine font directory ( c:\windows\Fonts\ )
* Visual Chartform (Graphical Charts) just works in wine 1.6.2 or greater.
* Text Reports and Preview just works in wine 1.6.2 or greater
For Help to Work
To use help in TMG 7.04 (+Visual Chartform) or greater install the Linux program xCHM and then using xCHM navigate to the following directory in your wine install:
C:\Program Files\The Master Genealogist\TMG.chm
C:\Program Files\The Master Genealogist\Vcf2.chm
Note:Help file for TMG 5.15 & TMG 6.12.00 work with no additional programs needed (As they use the .hlp format for the help files)
Running TMG for the first time:
Use the icon created on your desktop "The Master Genealogist"
Or run the following command from a Terminal
wine "C:\Program Files\The Master Genealogist\tmg7.exe"
Note: Before running any reports/charts in TMG for the first time go into TMG's File > "Printer Setup" and change the Printer to *selected and choose your printer eg:in my case "HP Laserjet PS" as well as choosing the correct paper size and tray. Other wise you will see the following error:
"no printer is installed so the document could not be constructed."
To workaround the installer bug 34989 for tmg8 & 9 installers
Run wine to create a profile.
wine tmg9setup.exe /extract
* This will create two files tmg9setup.msi & drive.cab in the same directory.
Note tmg9setup.exe will not run without the /extract at the front. It will fail due to bug 34989
The above command extracts the MS installation file which runs OK with the following command (add path to file as required):
wine msiexec /i tmg9setup.msi
Follow TMG's installers prompts
(Based on Ians instructions in test https://www.codeweavers.com/co... )