First thing I did was start up Synaptic and installed the following two packages:
Once installed, I opened up a terminal window and typed in “wine” at the command prompt. Of course, the first time I run this, I need to wait while the configuration is created. I also decide I want to reconfigure some default options, just in case some libraries need to be included, so after Wine completed, I type in “winecfg” at the command prompt to bring up the Wine Configuration Utility.
I set the following options for Fritz:
Windows Version: Windows 98
I go to Drivers, and hit AutoDetect for devices
That is it for my configuration. Now, I mount my CD-Rom and run the setup program with Wine.
From here, the Setup Wizard starts successfully. I go through the standard Fritz 9 Installation using the following options:
Documents and databases: C:\Fritz9\Documents
(Note: In both cases, I had to manually navigate to My Computer\C: in order to set these folders.)
I took out the Midi Files, Speech Files, 3D, Spoken Notation, and Speech Engine.
After the installation hung, I followed the instructions on the above linked article and copied the STDOLE* files from my existing Windows 98 installation over to my fake Windows System folder. In addition to the STDOLE files, I also put any other libraries that were listed as “exported” under the WineDBG output when the installation crashed, so the following libraries were copied from my Windows\System folder to the System folder under my Fake Windows:
I re-ran the installation program for Wine, and put in the following library overrides:
ole32 (native, builtin)
oleaut32 (native, builtin)
oledlg (native, builtin)
rpcrt4 (native, builtin)
With these updates, I went back to the /media/cdrom/Setup folder and re-ran the setup program:
That appeared to solve all of my installation woes. The Direct X setup didn't quite go as well as I was expecting, but that is OK. I just ignored the failed installation.
So I do my first run like so:
The problem that I run into is that the fonts are screwed up... so I try to getting rid of my library overrides to see if that fixes the problem. That did not fix my problem, so the next thing I tried was to remove the
I didn't quite get this up and running 100 percent, but I did manage to get it somewhat usable. With keyboard shortcuts and all the menu icons enabled, I was able to enter my games and do what I needed to do. This isn't ideal, but it will do for now. I have found some issues where a patch and recompile will fix the problem, but at this point in time, I will live with the issue until I have more time.
Update: I installed the Wine packages for Ubuntu from the Wine HQ site, which work much better than the default Ubuntu Wine packages. I still had the issue with the toolbar, however rather than hanging now, the program just crashes immediatly. So I tried installing Fritz 8 using the above instructions, and sure enough, Fritz 8 works without any problems. I will have to live with the features that Fritz 8 offers, but since I just catalog and analyze my games, I don't believe I will miss much.