can't launch gettysburg game on wine

Asked by Jon Gill on 2011-10-25

I am trying to load the game Gettysburg and keep getting an error when trying to launch it. My brother says it will only work on Windows 95 or 98 system. I have applied those in Wine and still get the error. Is there a way to get this CD working?

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José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #1

Have you checked in WinesHQ's AppDB if the application works fine in Wine?

Jon Gill (jongill01) said : #3

I saw the winehq postings. However, my CD loads all the programs and files, but, will not launch. I get an error message when I try to start the game. "There is no windows program configured to open this type of file." My brother tells me it works only on his old computer with a Windows 95 or 98 OS.

Thats because the game is made for windows.

You could try winecfg and set the OS to Win95

Jon Gill (jongill01) said : #5

I've tried both 95 and 98. No luck.

José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #6

Have you tried to install the game via PlayOnLinux?

The appdb says it doesn't work. You could install WIndows in a virtualbox (or even dosbox if you are using Win98) and run the app in there. This is a bloat as you are running both OSes at the same time

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