Brother's Keeper

version 7.x Series

Application Details:

Version: 7.x
License: Shareware
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

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Test Results

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What works

Everything works. It's exactly as working under Windows as long as the correct installation procedure is followed. Since the implementation of WoW64, no separate 32bit environment is needed anymore (it won't hurt) but you still need the VB6 runtime (see workaround). Make sure winetricks is installed as well before installing BK. I could still get the program to freeze with the default settings but only after a certain amount of time. There's a workaround for this by setting options as outlined below.

What does not

BK7 will not run without the VB6 runtime dlls installed (errors).
BK7 will not be able to access data on a mounted drive. Local drives and USB disks are no problem.
BK7 will freeze if one of the options in settings isn't set to the specific value.


  1. You will need to install visual basic 6.0 runtime:
    winetricks vb6run
  2. You will (of course) need to install Brother's Keeper:
    wine bksetup7E.exe
    (or whatever file you downloaded to install/update BK)
  3. You need to check an option in Brother's Keeper to keep it from hanging when you change things and try to exit, as follows:
    1. Open Brother's Keeper
    2. Click on the tab "Person Edit" 
    3. In the lower right hand corner of the screen, click on "Options". 
    4. Check the box for "When you tab to a location, do not set the cursor blinking" 
    5. Click on "Close Options"
  4. Brother's Keeper should work normally at this point. It puts a shortcut on the desktop to start BK7.

What was not tested

So far everything is tested in everyday use of BK.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Tested BK version 7.5.9

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 20.3 "Una"Jan 23 20227.0Yes Yes YesGoldLeon 
ShowLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Jan 06 20226.0.2Yes Yes YesGoldLeon 
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 27 20194.18Yes Yes YesGoldJohn F. Ervin 
ShowUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 20 20194.13Yes Yes YesGoldJohn F. Ervin 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20161.9.21Yes Yes NoGoldRufus Gartz 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
19816 Multiple games and applications need 'msvbvm60.dll' ('winetricks vb6run' is a workaround) NEW View
37401 Brother's Keeper 7 (VB6 app) hangs on exit NEW View
52369 "Brother's Keeper" can't access mounted file systems UNCONFIRMED View

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