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Tips on getting stuff to work?

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Gustra Sunday 21 August 2011 at 23:42

I recently bought Shadow of Destiny which is a W95/98/ME game and which appear to have been working in XP & Vista too, but It's broken in W7. Wine can't handle it either straight off. BUT, from what I hear, wine is better backwards compatible with Windows than Windows itself :D. I though this would be a good project to delve into and get working in POL and wine.

So I am looking for tips on how do get started on getting SoD to work. What do you do when tackling a game or program that does not work? Test different wine versions? Run debuggers? Fiddle with different settings in wine? Registry hacking? Poking at people at winehq with sharp sticks? :)

I am new at this, so any suggestion is welcome!
Quentin PÂRIS Monday 22 August 2011 at 0:06
Quentin PÂRIS

Hi !

Some suggetion to run your program :

- Look at winehq database if there is an tutorial
- Enable PlayOnLinux debug mode, to see why does your program crash ? DLL missing ? Microsoft package missing ?
- Change wine version (the oldest one will come later)
- Update your program
- ...

In fact, it depends on the kind of problem you have
Gustra Monday 29 August 2011 at 20:11

Thanks for the tips, Tinou. I also came across the solutions post by NSLW, which contained some tips too.