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having some wine troubles... edit: mostly fixed but...

asked 2014-03-07 19:16:14 -0500

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updated 2014-03-18 23:00:06 -0500

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I have an old windows game from the 95-98 era. but I cannot get it to work completely. so I am curious if you could help me.

The problem is, my midi sound card couldn't be found or so it says. (of course it was designed to be a windows 8 computer so I am not sure.) anyways do any of you remember a certain windows 95 or 98 game, (westwood monopoly)

That is the game if that helps. and actually I dont have room for windows 8 and linux lol. (so that is not an option)

edit: help would be really appreicated.

MAJOR EDIT: I reinstalled fedora (32 bit version.) and it works now one small problem though... (I still cannot play the midi files.) which is more than mildly irritating. (it doesn't seem to work for some odd reason. If anyone knows what needs to be installed it would be appreciated.)

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First run the .exe file from the command line and check the errors, then try . From what you it sounds like you are trying to run a DOS game (?), for that DOSbox may help. Also for midi problems:

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2014-03-08 23:25:01 -0500 )edit

well can you tell me the steps i need to do it in order? I am not fully sure what to do due to my limited experience. so if you could help it would be appreciated.

Razeking gravatar imageRazeking ( 2014-03-09 15:08:10 -0500 )edit

Let us know what steps you are taking one by one and we can help you from there. First step would be to have the instalation files in a directory and run most of the code from the command line to make diagnosis: cd ~/tmp/installationdir/ -> wine ./setup.exe in a Terminal.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2014-03-09 17:14:10 -0500 )edit

I am not entirely sure how to do what you just asked. (I only installed fedora like 1-2 weeks ago.) (it is my first linux installation) So... I guess I should have told you that. (I installed LXDE version of this 64 x86 bit version. btw) I typed in the cd ~/tmp/installationdir/ and it said there is no such directory. anyways long story short I have very little idea of what I am doing. (I have used windows up until a few weeks ago.)

Razeking gravatar imageRazeking ( 2014-03-09 17:56:36 -0500 )edit

I do however appreciate you trying to help me. I am basically just going directly to setup.exe within the cd. (that is all I can figure out.)

My bad if I am not doing so well listening to you. I am getting confused for whatever reason.

Razeking gravatar imageRazeking ( 2014-03-09 17:58:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-03-10 18:34:07 -0500

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Hi; I do not think wine is all that complicated.

Do I understand it correctly that you have a version of Monopoly published by Westwood studios? I think I have found the right entry in the wine application database:

I guess you already have wine on your computer, since the game can complain about missing midi.

If/when you have wine:

In the wine application database it says that In order to run the game, it is necessary to set wine to emulate Windows 98 (or 95).

To do that, open in the menu under Wine the entry Wine Configuration. In the window that then opens you should already be in the tab Applications, and at the bottom of the Window there should be a setting called Windows Version. Set that to Windows 98, and hit OK to save and close.

I hope that helps; please come back and say how it went.

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that is the odd thing it doesn't show a windows 98 as an option. :/

Razeking gravatar imageRazeking ( 2014-03-11 11:13:06 -0500 )edit

This is odd: On my main user (and a .wine directory that has been copied over from another computer) I can set windows versions from 2.0 up, including 95 and 98. On a new account I can only set windows versions from XP and up, just like it is for you I presume...

I am sorry to say I have no idea what is up here. (And no idea if setting the windows version to 98, if possible, would even fix your initial problem.)

mightyflea gravatar imagemightyflea ( 2014-03-11 18:44:42 -0500 )edit

interestingly enough... somehow i can save files and use wine for this game now... with one exception... The music does not work. it is kind of irritating to me. (if anyone knows how to fix this it would be helpful.

Razeking gravatar imageRazeking ( 2014-03-18 22:26:38 -0500 )edit

@Razeking, did you read my comment about MIDI audio? See

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2014-03-22 04:05:14 -0500 )edit

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