Microsoft Works

Works for Windows including the Multimedia Edition (16-bit)

Application Details:

Version: 3
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc2-staging

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What works

Nothing quite works :D

What does not

Installer hangs at end.  Can be killed but desktop menu entries are not created:
fixme:shell:Dde_OnRequest returning empty groups list

Program can be started (c:\MSWORKS\MSWORKS.EXE).  It warns about the number of fonts installed:
More than 500 fonts in the system.  Reduce the number of fonts or else the display may be incorrect.

Options panel and on-line (CD) help can be accessed but attempting to open a new document results in an error:
Cannot find file or file already open: temporary file

KB articles relating to this error message:

110949: Works Error: "Cannot Find File or File Already Open"

79470: Works Err Msg: Cannot Find File or File Already Open

112442: Works Error: "Cannot Find File or File Already Open"

Attempting to open an existing sample document results in an abort


What was not tested

Document creation, editing, or printing.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

MS Works 3.0 Multimedia Edition (Disc Assy. 070-052-004, MSWORKS.EXE

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 18 20184.0-rc2-stagingYes No NoGarbageCodeExecution 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 02 20151.7.33No, but has workaround No NoGarbageJeff D. Hanson 
ShowFreeBSD 10.1May 14 20151.6.2No Not installable NoGarbageVincent Weisner 

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