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Application Details:

Version: 1.1.1.9
License: Retail
URL: http://www.chesstutor.eu
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

With the right libraries and fonts installed (see HOWTO below), everything works perfectly.

What does not

Workarounds

What was not tested

I only run a few tests on the main situations: exercices, games and tutor presentations with animations.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

First, I've installed Wine (5.0-3ubuntu1) and Winetricks (0.0+20200412-1) from the Ubuntu Software.

Then, using Winetricks (just execute "winetricks" from the command line) I installed:

.NET 3.5:

--- Winetricks -> Select the default wineprefix -> Install a Windows DLL or component -> dotnet35 / MS .NET 3.5;


- MS Windows GDI+: 

--- Winetricks -> Select the default wineprefix -> Install a Windows DLL or component -> gdiplus / MS GDI+;

- MS Fonts:

--- Winetricks -> Select the default wineprefix -> Install a font -> corefonts / MS Arial, Courier, Time fonts;


- Install the Chess Tutor:

--- Winetricks -> Select the default wineprefix -> Run uninstaller -> Click on the "install" button and selected the SetupChessTutor.exe file.


Without the MS Fonts installed, some words looks a bit messy. But with the MS Fonts, all worked perfectly :) 


To do all this, I've just followed the HowTo that already were available here.


I've tested before with Wine's mono 5.0.0, but the words of the menu were truncated. But, as the menu bar is not essential to the game, it's possible to use this way.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 27 20205.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumFelipe Windmoller 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie"Feb 09 20161.8.1N/A Yes GoldPeter Nowee 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Oct 06 20151.7.51Yes Yes GoldPeter Nowee 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie"Feb 05 20161.6.2Yes Yes GoldPeter Nowee 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Required:

  • MS .NET (or Mono, see below): Used MS .NET 2.0 SP2 (winetricks: dotnet20sp2), though other versions might also work.
    Update 2017-02-07: User olekike reported problems with .NET 2.0 SP2 (frequent crashes during startup) and .NET versions 4.5 and 4.6 (unable to install). .NET versions 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 worked without problems.
    Update 2020-04-28: Felipe Windmoller reported that Mono 5.0.0 can be used instead of .NET. With Mono, the words of the menu may look truncated, but the menu bar is not essential to the game. With .NET 3.5 (dotnet35) in combination with the two recommends below everything worked perfectly.

Recommended:

  • MS Windows GDI+: Improves graphics (winetricks: gdiplus and/or gdiplus_winxp).
  • MS fonts: MS Arial, Courier and Times (winetricks: corefonts).

Note: If you use the MS Windows (native) GDI+ instead of Wine's own built-in library, the MS fonts become a requirement.

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