Most is done, 100% sound, 100% map, 90% fonts - dont need a MsWindows DCOM98.
What does not
everything is OK.
need a native (XP) comctl32.dll to run as expected.
What was not tested
everything was tested.
Do you like to install Watchtower Library 2005 with sounds, maps, everything on Linux ? Then follow my instructions, that be easy. First notice : I use Ubuntu distribution, but I think that run on every Debian like. Second notice : All instruction are basead using Terminal opened. Now follow my steps : 1) Add this repositories into your souces.list : sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list And add this lines at end : # wine deb http://wine.sourceforge.net/apt/ binary/ deb-src http://wine.sourceforge.net/apt/ source/ Save and Exit. 2) Install a new version of wine : Open the Terminal and execute : sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine Now, you will use the lastest wine version, I use 0.9.8 and I DONT NEED DCOM98.EXE to use my favorites programs. 3) Remove your old wine configuration : mv .wine/ oldwine If you have others programs to run, you need to learn to install wine in diffent paths(WINEPREFIX in http://www.winehq.com/site/docs/wine), ok ? 4) Run this : wine --version Then wine will create a default configuration with letters : C: => .wine/drive_c Z: => / (all your drive) using root directory / as Z: its a RISK, then follow my tips : cd ~/.wine/dosdevices ln -s /tmp d: ln -s /media/cdrom e: Where /media/cdrom is your mount point to cdrom. rm -f z: if you want to share your personal documents with wine then add this letter : ln -s /home/yourlogin h: Where "yourlogin" is your home directory. 5) Run winecfg and on Tab Applications then add this applications : wtlib.exe ikernel.exe After, choose [wtlib.exe] and click on Libraries Tab and add : "comctl32.dll" = "native" Now go back to Applications Tab and select [ikernel.exe] and click on Libraries Tab and add again: "comctl32.dll" = "native" Click [OK] to save this configuration. 6) Copy a native DLL (from Windows XP/2000) comctl32.dll to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ (Please use Windows XP/2000 version) Only this file is necessary, YOU DONT NEED DCOM98.EXE like others howto say if you are using wine 0.9.8. 7) Install the Windows fonts inside wine, open your browser and go to sourgeforget.net : http://sourceforge.net/projects/corefonts and download all corefonts and save to temp drive /tmp (or D: inside wine) You need all this fonts : andale32.exe arial32.exe arialb32.exe comic32.exe courie32.exe georgi32.exe impact32.exe times32.exe trebuc32.exe verdan32.exe webdin32.exe Then install like this : wine /tmp/andale32.exe wine /tmp/arial32.exe wine /tmp/arialb32.exe wine /tmp/comic32.exe wine /tmp/courie32.exe wine /tmp/georgi32.exe wine /tmp/impact32.exe wine /tmp/times32.exe wine /tmp/trebuc32.exe wine /tmp/verdan32.exe wine /tmp/webdin32.exe 8) Now, run the installation : (mount /media/cdrom, if automount disabled) cd /media/cdrom WINEDLLOVERRIDES="comctl32=n" wine ./Setup.exe After complete, execute "wineboot". 9) Setting Machine Enviroment, please run "wine regedit" and open this key : [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment] Change "Path" to "c:\windows\system32;c:\windows" to "c:\windows\system32;c:\windows;c:\Program Files\Watchtower\MEPSCommon" (in Portuguese System change "Program Files" to "Arquivos de programas") Change "TEMP" to "d:\" (symbolic link to /tmp, remeber ?) And change "TMP" to "d:\" if possible (some times this variables are locked). 10) Now run Watchtower Library : wine /home/yourlogin/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Watchtower/Watchtower\ Library\ 2005/t/wtlib.exe * In Portuguese System change "Program\ Files" to "Arquivos\ de\ programas", like this : wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Arquivos\ de\ programas/Watchtower/Watchtower\ Library\ 2005/t/wtlib.exe * Remenber that "Watchtower Library 2005/t/" where the letter "t/" represent your language, in portuguese is "t" but in english will be different, lookup folder "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Watchtower/Watchtower Library 2005/" to know whats the letter use your language. 11) Create a icon in your desktop gedit ~/Desktop/WatchtowerLibrary2005.desktop And add this lines : [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Exec=wine /home/yourlogin/.wine/drive_c/Arquivos\\ de\\ programas/Watchtower/Watchtower\\ Library\\ 2005/t/wtlib.exe TryExec= Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/watchtower.xpm X-GNOME-DocPath= Terminal=false Name[pt_BR]=Watchtower Library 2005 GenericName[pt_BR]= Comment[pt_BR]= Where /usr/share/pixmaps/watchtower.xpm is your preferred icon to represent WatchtowerLibrary. Now save and exit. Averything is done, now you can double click a watchtower icon on your desktop.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 20 2010||1.3.0||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 23 2008||0.9.53.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 20 2007||0.9.47.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 27 2007||0.9.31.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Nils-Eric Wilkman|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 26 2007||0.9.30.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Nils-Eric Wilkman|
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?
did I forget something? just edit this note.
OFFICIAL SUPPORT FOR WINE+WTLIB
The watchtower society has no official support for wtlib on linux nor apple, as stated in the readme.txt on the installation CD.
You can help yourself a lot by reading the installation suggestions BEFORE asking for help. Reading the Known Issues section you can also save us all some time.
Due to an increasing number of posts on this application page, we have to move some kinds of information, or this page would become too long & difficult to read...
We have a WIKI for putting your installation/setup suggestions into:
The wiki is moderated; see its talk page.
If you can't make it work following the instructions above, there is a FORUM for dealing with different kinds of [help] requests:
Please note that a forum of this kind is public and off-topic posts may occur. These will be deleted, but are visible until a moderator gets rid of them. Users would likely carefully review any privacy and security information and use discernment before making their own decision whether to visit or log onto other sites.
The wtlib2005 is gold rating when it will run (read: not crash) without dll overrides.
However, for near-perfect functionality something needs to be done with the tooltiptext, and presentation of Favourites. We believe this has got something to do with comctl32.dll, because the tooltip works fine with a dll ovverride. The Favourites needs some more investigation to find out what's up. We keep hoping development of the builtin comctl32.dll will continue so to not need the XP one. If anyone can help with that one it'd be great.
If these two issues are fixed, we can rate wtlib Platinum in wine.