The Master Genealogist

The Master Genealogist (TMG) - based on Visual FoxPro v9 released 3 December 2014.

Application Details:

Version: 9.05.000
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.14

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download The final TMG installers (USA & UK)

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works


What does not

The installer, fails with "The The Master Genealogist v9 Setup Wizard end prematurely"

Due to bug 34989 


What was not tested

The program

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

TMG v9.05.000

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 22 20183.14Yes Yes NoSilverSam 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 02 20183.7No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzeSam 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 02 20183.7No Not installable NoGarbageSam 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 29 20172.4No Not installable GarbageSam 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 15 20161.9.18No Not installable GarbageSam 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7156 Multiple apps need wingdings.ttf NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO (Basic) Install TMG (5/6/7/8/9) into the default wine c drive ­(Updated: 2018-05-03)

Wine 1.6.2 or greater is recommended
NOTE: Instructions vary depending on the version of The Master Genealogist (TMG) you install.

  • For versions 5/6/7 you can install with no special settings;
  • For version 8/9 direct installation is only possible with a workaround for the installer.

The advice listed below is only for
those who require help installing, running, or troubleshooting TMG.

Download the TMG version of the installer you are interested in:
TMG Version Download URL
TMG 5.15 USA Version
TMG 5.15 UK Version
TMG 6.12 USA Version
TMG 6.12 UK Version
TMG 7.04 USA Version
TMG 7.04 UK Version
TMG 8.08 USA Version
TMG 8.08 UK Version
TMG 9.05 USA Version
TMG 9.05 UK Version


Run the installer (you download) using Wine (substituting the correct version name):

wine tmg7setup.exe

After installation and before running program for the first time

With Wine set to "Windows XP" use the script Winetricks to install the following:

  • vb6run
  • gdiplus
  • msxml6  *  
  • wsh56  *

(* Optional - only needed if you are installing On This Day/­Second Site/TMG Utility into the same wineprefix (See advanced howto )

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\ )

  • wingding.ttf

* 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 & 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 )


  • Use the latest version of Wine. Type 'wine --version' if you are unsure.

Based on a codeweavers entry by Ian