Training worked well.
What does not
Still get several fixme's in terminal, even though Dragon is working:
What was not tested
Haven't installed anything via winetricks before. Tried several times installing d3dx9 and dotnet_40 before but finally got it working without anything pre installed. If Dragon wants to install dotNet first, stop Installation and install dotnet_40 via winetricks. Also eventually have to install vcrun2010 before. But again, I got it working without anything pre-installed Installation: changed to directory containing setup.exe and then made a new wineprefix via terminal: "WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_dragon" then startet Setup: "wine setup.exe" setup went fine except an error telling me that continuous quality update for the speech recognition couldn't be set. Ignored this. Start Dragon Speaking, first change to directory containing installation: "cd /home/ex00r/.wine_dragon/drive_c/Program\ Files/Nuance/NaturallySpeaking12/Program/" start the program with your Prefix: "WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_dragon wine natspeak.exe" In Dragon set microphone to line in, even you want to use USB Microphone (somehow wine detects the system USB microphone as a default Line In). You only have to set up USB device in your Linux sound settings and make sure that its working.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 21 2016||1.9.12||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 23 x86_64||Jan 25 2016||1.9.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||NSLW|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 07 2015||1.7.44||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 08 2015||1.7.38||Yes||Yes||Gold||Wayno|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 20 2013||1.7.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Susan Cragin|
For all installations, it's a good idea to set the Windows version to Windows 8.
Set winetricks fontfix.
For 64-bit users:
Currently NatSpeak installs flawlessly in wine-1.7.4 and runs in any wine version up to wine-1.7.7. It installs flawlessly in 1.7.7 but then does not run. ??
As of wine 3.6(staging), and possibly earlier, NatSpeak 12.5 installs and runs under a 64-bit wineprefix.
I installed it on 28-Apr-2018 and the only special concession I made to the wineprefix was to uninstall mono. Installing dotnet 40 with winetricks also works. Both optiions tell the program that an inadequate version of net is installed, and prompt the program to install its own.
After the installation, it says you have to reboot. I kill wineserver at the terminal and then start the installation process over. It does, bypassing the net installation.
All in all, NatSpeak works wonderfully now, and version 12.5 is very accurate and the latest low-end (and cheap) version to work well.