Firefox installcasino.exe download problems

Asked by joss bown

I can't download casino software to play poker etc. When I try i'm only given the options of save file or cancel. When I click save file a window entitled downloads appears which lists the thing I'm trying to download. If I try to open this I get an error message in archive manager:

/home/administrator/Desktop/installcasino(2).exe]
  End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/administrator/Desktop/installcasino(2).exe or
          /home/administrator/Desktop/installcasino(2).exe.zip, and cannot find /home/administrator/Desktop/installcasino(2).exe.ZIP, period.

Sorry I dont have a clue!! Any Ideas?

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Best marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#1

To run Windows software in Ubuntu you must use Wine. Linux does not run any Win 32 exe files.

In order to run Windows files you will have to run them with a compatibility layer called Wine.

http://www.winehq.org/

To install wine in Ubuntu

Please first enable the universe repository:

Open System → Administration → Software sources → [ Tab Ubuntu software ]
enable "Community Maintained open source software (universe)"
Close and confirm the repository reload.

Then open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install wine

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Then there are a lot of howto on the net:
http://www.simplehelp.net/2007/05/18/how-to-install-windows-programs-in-linux-using-wine/
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/wine
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine

Hope this helps

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#2

Then save the casino.exe on your hard disk (in my honest opinion i think you must run some antivirus on it and definitively don't use it).

Then right click on it and select open with Wine.

Hope this helps

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Endolith (endolith) said :
#3

I'm confused. Does the file end in ".exe.zip", or ".exe"? Is this legitimate software from a reputable site?

Here's a shortcut for installing Wine: http://tinyurl.com/installwine

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joss bown (joss-bown) said :
#4

Thanks, it seems to work. However there was an inordinate amount of gobbledegook after I typed in my password after "sudo aptitude update". I was then asked if I wanted to continue y/n. I typed yes and a 46mb file was posted in my download folder. Haven't got a scooby what that was.

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Steve Dodier-Lazaro (sidi) said :
#5

Hello Joss.

In fact, it didn't put a 46mb file in your download folder. It downloaded Wine and installed it (and Wine is probably about 46mb ;) ).

Now that you have Wine, you should be able to install your Poker game by double clicking the .exe file (if your system asks what it should be opened with, choose Wine. If it tries to open it with something else without leaving you the choice, right click the .exe file, go to Open With (or Properties->Open With, can't remember :p), and choose Wine).

If the game doesn't install or if you're having trouble playing, feel free to leave us a message (in that case, and if your poker game is free, feel free to also tell us where to download it so we can test if it works here aswell).

PS : There is a native poker game in Ubuntu, it's called "pokerth", you can install it via the Add/Remove window, via Synaptics Package Manager, or by typing "sudo apt-get install pokerth" in a console. The only downside of this game is that the AI isn't extremely clever...

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joss bown (joss-bown) said :
#6

Hi Steve,
No, the 46mb wasn't wine. I was hiding the fact that maybe I couldn't follow a simple set of instructions or maybe that process was wrong but it didn't work. i simply went to the link that was offered and followed that more complicated process. I then installed wine via a link.
During my first attempt the prompt was "this will free up 46mb, do you want to continue? y/n" Only later did I find a file in the download folder.

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #64388]: download problems
> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 07:37:16 +0000
>
> Your question #64388 on wine in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine/+question/64388
>
> Steve Dodier posted a new comment:
> Hello Joss.
>
> In fact, it didn't put a 46mb file in your download folder. It
> downloaded Wine and installed it (and Wine is probably about 46mb ;) ).
>
> Now that you have Wine, you should be able to install your Poker game by
> double clicking the .exe file (if your system asks what it should be
> opened with, choose Wine. If it tries to open it with something else
> without leaving you the choice, right click the .exe file, go to Open
> With (or Properties->Open With, can't remember :p), and choose Wine).
>
> If the game doesn't install or if you're having trouble playing, feel
> free to leave us a message (in that case, and if your poker game is
> free, feel free to also tell us where to download it so we can test if
> it works here aswell).
>
> PS : There is a native poker game in Ubuntu, it's called "pokerth", you
> can install it via the Add/Remove window, via Synaptics Package Manager,
> or by typing "sudo apt-get install pokerth" in a console. The only
> downside of this game is that the AI isn't extremely clever...
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.

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Endolith (endolith) said :
#7

"Free up 46mb" implies that you removed something, not installed something. Do you know what you removed?

What "download folder" are you talking about?

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joss bown (joss-bown) said :
#8

downloads in "tools" in the toolbar of firefox entitled :
avg75fld-r51-a1243.i386.deb
47.1mb-avg.com

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: RE: [Question #64388]: download problems
> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:30:43 +0000
>
> Your question #64388 on wine in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine/+question/64388
>
> Endolith posted a new comment:
> "Free up 46mb" implies that you removed something, not installed
> something. Do you know what you removed?
>
> What "download folder" are you talking about?
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.

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Endolith (endolith) said :
#9

AVG is a virus scanner. That has nothing to do with Wine. You installed that from http://free.avg.com/download ?