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Brother's Keeper

version 7.x Series

Application Details:

Version: 7.x
License: Shareware
URL: http://www.bkwin.org/
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.18

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What works

Seems to totally work perfectly, as long as workarounds installed

What does not

  1. Seems to need to install in a 32 bit architecture environment
  2. w/o vb6run, brother's keeper will not start at all since brother's keeper is a visual basic app.
  3. w/o setting one of the options in brother's keeper, it will hang when changes are made and you try to exit program.

Workarounds

  1. You should run in a 32 bit wine environment:  "env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.winebk7 WINEARCH=win32 winecfg"
    1. (note 1, this will create a new environment/subdirectory ".winebk7" for brother's keeper)
    2.  (note 2, if you have a datafile for brother's keeper somewhere else, you can use winecfg [started above] to add  it.)
  2. You will need to install visual basic 6.0 runtime:  "env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.winebk7 winetricks vb6run"
  3. You will (of course) need to install brother's keeper:  "env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.winebk7 wine bksetup7E.exe"  (or whatever file you downloaded)
  4. You need to check an option in brothers 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"
  5. Brother's keeper should work normally at this point.  It put a bookmark on my desktop to start bk7.  


What was not tested

Think I tested everything

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I don't know if it's wine or brother's keeper, but it's wierd about having your data on a mounted file system.  For instance, if you file system is mounted at /mnt/myfilesystem/BK7 and you want to call it drive K:, then you must set K: to /mnt, not /mnt/myfilesystem.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 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 GoldRufus Gartz 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 20 20151.8Yes No GarbageSam 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20161.6.2Yes Yes GoldRufus 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

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Comments

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This is the major concern and the solution who work.
by Mike Robillard on Monday November 25th 2019, 9:54
You need to check an option in brothers keeper to keep it from hanging when you change things and try to exit, as follows:

Open Brother's Keeper
Click on the tab "Person Edit"
In the lower right hand corner of the screen, click on "Options".
Check the box for "When you tab to a location, do not set the cursor blinking"
Click on "Close Options"
Install Brothers keeper
by Frederik Lundgaard Frandsen on Friday September 13th 2019, 13:00
Hello,

how can i run the Brothers keeper ?
i have installed it. but i can't run it.

how to fix it?
RE: Install Brothers keeper
by John F. Ervin on Friday September 13th 2019, 13:13
What problems are you having. If it's the standard, it hangs when I try to do certain things, then I think we have a fix for that. Which is:

a) Open Brother's Keeper
b) Click on the tab "Person Edit"
c) in the lower right hand corner of the screen, click on "Options".
d) check the box for "When you tab to a location, do not set the cursor blinking"
e) Click on "Close Options"

I also had a problem sometimes when I install it where the screen is blank and I got by that by hitting the enter button about 3 or 4 times.
RE: Install Brothers keeper
by Frederik Lundgaard Frandsen on Friday September 13th 2019, 13:18
Steps:
1: install ubuntu
2. install wine 4.15
3. install Brothers keeper 7
4. open folder location
5. open the file Bk7w.exe
5. noting show up. the window will not show.
RE: Install Brothers keeper
by Frederik Lundgaard Frandsen on Friday September 13th 2019, 13:36
Here is my log:

002b:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub
002e:fixme:advapi:RegisterEventSourceW ((null),L"Bonjour Service"): stub
002e:fixme:advapi:ReportEventA (0xcafe4242,0x0004,0x0000,0x00000064,(nil),0x0001,0x00000000,0x65f7c0,(nil)): stub
002e:fixme:advapi:ReportEventW (0xcafe4242,0x0004,0x0000,0x00000064,(nil),0x0001,0x00000000,0x3b740,(nil)): stub
002e:fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl WS_SIO_UDP_CONNRESET stub
002e:fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl WS_SIO_UDP_CONNRESET stub
002e:fixme:winsock:WS_setsockopt Unknown IPPROTO_IPV6 optname 0x00000013
002e:err:winsock:WSAIoctl -> SIO_ADDRESS_LIST_CHANGE request failed with status 0x2733
002e:fixme:advapi:ReportEventA (0xcafe4242,0x0004,0x0000,0x00000064,(nil),0x0001,0x00000000,0x65f7c0,(nil)): stub
002e:fixme:advapi:ReportEventW (0xcafe4242,0x0004,0x0000,0x00000064,(nil),0x0001,0x00000000,0x3bc80,(nil)): stub
0015:fixme:service:svcctl_EnumServicesStatusW resume index not supported
0014:fixme:service:svcctl_EnumServicesStatusW resume index not supported
002e:fixme:advapi:ReportEventA (0xcafe4242,0x0004,0x0000,0x00000064,(nil),0x0001,0x00000000,0x65f7c0,(nil)): stub
002e:fixme:advapi:ReportEventW (0xcafe4242,0x0004,0x0000,0x00000064,(nil),0x0001,0x00000000,0x3bc80,(nil)): stub
002e:fixme:netapi32:NetGetJoinInformation Semi-stub (null) 0x65f838 0x65f830
002e:fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl WS_SIO_UDP_CONNRESET stub
002e:fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl WS_SIO_UDP_CONNRESET stub
002e:fixme:winsock:WS_setsockopt Unknown IPPROTO_IPV6 optname 0x00000013
0009:err:module:import_dll Library MSVBVM60.DLL (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Brother's Keeper 7\\Bk7w.exe") not found
0009:err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Importing dlls for L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Brother's Keeper 7\\Bk7w.exe" failed, status c0000135
RE: Install Brothers keeper
by Frederik Lundgaard Frandsen on Friday September 13th 2019, 13:44
Hello,

it works now !!

installed: wiki.winehq.org/Winetricks
RE: Install Brothers keeper
by John F. Ervin on Friday September 13th 2019, 17:53
great, the only thing I had left in my bag of tricks was to make sure you had vbrun (visual Basic Runtime) installed. What did you do to get it working.
RE: Install Brothers keeper
by Frederik Lundgaard Frandsen on Saturday September 14th 2019, 6:31
Hello,

i installed on 2 System.

1: ubuntu 16.04
2: mac OS Mojave

step1
1: Installed wine 4.15
2. installed wine 4.0.2

Step2
I installed Winetricks on both.

Mac os: moved a file (MSVBVM60.DLL) into windows folder

And it works in Mac and ubuntu
The Circumvention to get Brother's Keeper to work.
by John F. Ervin on Wednesday August 28th 2019, 22:39
a) Open Brother's Keeper
b) Click on the tab "Person Edit"
c) in the lower right hand corner of the screen, click on "Options".
d) check the box for "When you tab to a location, do not set the cursor blinking"
e) Click on "Close Options"
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