Visual C++

Visual Studio 8 command line C++ compiler and linker.

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Application Details:

Version: 8.0 (2005)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.35

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Free Download XPSP2 PSDK Full Download with Local Install containing VC++ commandline tools

Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Compiling C/C++ code, even with -Zi option

What does not

don't know


What was not tested

I only tested small apps

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Installed using 'winetricks vc2005trial'.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 05 20101.1.35Yes Yes NoGoldDan Kegel 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20081.0-rc1No Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 25 20070.9.46.N/A Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
21031 Visual C++ 2005 Trial can't build project, deadlocks, heap corruption? NEW View
21423 Visual C++ 2005 slow? NEW View
36750 Visual C++ 2005 Trial build fails very early NEEDINFO View

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HowTo / Notes


­Make sure you operate on a clean WINEPREFIX (~/.wine)!

Download the full PSDK into temp folder as follows:

$ for ((i=1; i<=10; i++)) ; do wget$ ; done
$ wget
$ wget

Run the supplied batch file to extract all cabinets to temp PSDK install folder:

­$ wine start.exe PSDK-FULL.bat "C:\psdktemp"

Execute the installer from "C:\psdktemp" folder

$ wine ./setup.exe­

Installing components action takes a considerable time (consuming 100% CPU)

This is bug 14168. The installer takes a considerable when the Installing components action is processed on install page. Depending on machine speed it takes 5-10 minutes until it really begins to copy files.

Wine's msi component executes large table joins which causes this performance hit (CPU usage 100% for long time). Just be patient.


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