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|Votes:||Marked as obsolete|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||3.17|
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|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.0 Tara||Oct 01 2018||3.17||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Josh Ross|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Mar 14 2016||1.9.5||Yes||Yes||Gold||Dave Carlson|
|Show||Fedora 23 x86_64||Dec 29 2015||1.8||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Nils-Eric Wilkman|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 16 2015||1.7.44||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Igor Tarasov|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 24 2015||1.7.38||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Leonard|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|36549||Multiple applications and games crash on unimplemented Win7 API 'GetThreadGroupAffinity' and 'SetThreadGroupAffinity' (Trion's Trove, Watchtower Library 2014)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|38157||cannot download watchtower 2014 onto Mac||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
This issue appears on some video cards with Compiz enabled. The workaround is in disabling fade animation for wine tooltips. To do this:
Close animationstab and double-click line that starts with
Window Classas Type, enter
Wineas Value, select
Andas Relation and check Invert.
Addbutton and you're done.
If you use Intel graphics and experience blacked out text and interface items in Watchtower Library, (that is, experience bug 24998), you can fix it with following steps:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/X11 Driver. Create it if it does not exist
ClientSideWithRenderand set its value to
If you see squares instead of text in Watchtower Library on the first run, go to settings (press f2) and change font settings, choosing any font you like. If you see broken characters in interface, you may need to install MS truetype core fonts for web package. To do this
msttcorefontspackage using your packaging system. If it fails:
XFCE and some other DE ignore path parameter for desktop and menu launchers. As result, Watchtower Library prior to 2011 does not start when you click these. The simple solution is to change "Command" parameter in launcher to
wine start wtlibrary.exe
There are some initial issues with using the Watchtower Library in Mac. The first issue is
Simple solution: watchtowerlibraryformac.info
Or, you could follow the guide in the WINE wiki about installing Macports (MacOSX Installation). It is recommended that once you have installed MacPorts you need to configure it (How to install & configure Macports)
Do not install WINE but rather install wine-devel
sudo ports install wine-devel for the latest WINE version.
You should also update X11, the default version is 2.3.2 which doesn't display all of the images in the Watchtower Library. The website XQuartz MacOS Forge contains the latest XQuartz (2.6.2). Once XQuartz has been updated you can run the Watchtower Library out-of-the-box with no issues.
To set up an application to run the Watchtower Library from the dock, go to Applications -> Utilities -> AppleScript Editor
Once in the editor copy & paste the following script:
tell application "Terminal" do script "/opt/local/bin/wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/Watchtower/Watchtower\\ Library\\ 2010/E/WTLibrary.exe" end tell
Click on run to make sure it works and then click on compile if successful and then save the script as an application filetype (Leave startup screen unchecked). Once saved as an application drag it into the dock.
WINE in Mac doesn't seem to look for the DLL files in the same way it normally does. The DLL files it is referring to (Such as uresearch21u.dll) are located in the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder in the WatcÂhtower directory. However WINE searches for them in the /drive_c/windows/system32 directory. Just copy and paste the contents of the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder to the "system32" folder to resolve the issue.
If you copy multiline-text and a reference happens to be divided between two lines, the results can be a bit odd. This seems to be by design; wtlib seems to read the clipboard contents line by line. For example, if an article reads:
hechos recientes son mÃ¡s que los de antes" (Rev. 2:
Then wtlib will extract Revelation chapter 2, the entire chapter. This is due to wtlib reading just one line at a time. Now, in linux you can install xclip and run this command after having copied, say for example an entire article:
xclip -o | tr "\n" " " | xclip -selection clipboard -i
The command translates \newlines to spaces. If you do that before going Edit - Fetch from clipboard in wtlib, the correct references are extracted :D (Just Rev. 2:19, 20 in the example above).
You could even stick the command in a script and launch that from a button on your panel, or something.
I don't know how to do this in windows, but could be AutoIt would be a start...
Whether the install process went fine, or if not, what went wrong
Whether the program starts without any tweaks/modifications, or if not, what needs fixing/tweaking.
If the program runs, does the following work, or if not, what has to be done to fix/tweak it?
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by Cory on Wednesday July 5th 2017, 11:54
2) Does wine do Windows Store apps?
3) Does this program require the Internet after installing and before running?
4) What is the file size of this program?
5) How many witnesses does it take to see that there is no reason this program should be #14 on the Top 25 AppDB list?
by Ken Sharp on Friday April 24th 2015, 14:55
by Wayne Sherman on Thursday February 5th 2015, 20:59
It includes "Watchtower Library" in its list of install wizards, and it lets you easily manage multiple versions of Wine to run programs under. The install wizard hasn't been updated for 2014 WT Library yet, so it doesn't yet automatically install the latest version of Wine.
Here is how to install WT Library 2014 using PlayOnLinux:
1) Install PlayOnLinux from your distros repo.
2) Run PlayOnLinux and wait for it to update itself.
3) Select "Tools" | "Manage Wine versions" and select Wine 1.7.35 on the x86 tab and click the right arrow to install it.
4) Back in the main program window, select "+ Install"
5) Type "Watchtower" in the search box.
6) Select "Watchtower Library" and go through the install wizard.
7) After install, go back to the main PlayOnLinux window
8) Select "Configure"
9) Click on "Watchtower Library" in the left list and select Wine Version 1.7.35 on the right in the drop down list. Close the window.
10) Run WT Library from the main PlayOnLinux Window, or run it from the Desktop Shortcut it created.
by Ken Sharp on Friday April 24th 2015, 14:06
by Peter on Wednesday November 25th 2015, 14:36
by Brian on Tuesday April 12th 2016, 3:07
Works great thank you.
Do you have any tips on how to add the WTLIB15F (French) version.
I don't seem to get this one quite right, the program only gives an option to use the 'system' version of wine. I installed the latest one for the English DVD, but it does not offer me an option to use it for the French one now. I did create a virtual disk for the French apart from the English one, so I don't think that gives a conflict.
Hope you can help. Brian. p.s. I am still a newbie, only been using Linux Mint for about a week now.
by zkubota on Monday June 13th 2016, 1:21
using PlayOnLinux version 4.2.2 .
I selected version 1.7.35, at first it only displayed text squares, but worked after installing MS fonts under the PlayOnLinux "configure" menu.