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RufzXP on Ubuntu 21

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Check installed architectures

  • Verify 64-bit architecture. The following command should respond with “amd64”.
    dpkg --print-architecture
  • See if 32-bit architecture is installed. The following command should respond with “i386”.
    dpkg --print-foreign-architectures
  • If “i386” is not displayed, execute the following.
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
  • Recheck with.
    dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

Add the WineHQ Ubuntu repository

  • Open a terminal and go to your Downloads directory.
    cd ~/Downloads
  • Get and install the repository key.
    wget -nc
    sudo -H gpg -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/winehq.key.gpg --dearmor winehq.key
  • Add the repository.
    sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main"
  • Update the package database.
    sudo apt update

Install Wine

  • The next command will install Wine Stable. If you prefer Wine Development or Wine Staging, replace winehq-stable with either winehq-devel or with winehq-staging.
    sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
  • Verify the installation succeeded
    wine --version

Configure Wine

  • The default Wine configuration prepares Wine as a Windows 7 environment, which is good for some older Windows apps, but many contemporary apps will be better matched to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. In addition, other configuration options may be significant.
  • To bring up Wine's configuration panel, open a Terminal window and execute winecfg. When prompted, set your preferred version of Windows and accept all offers to install Mono and Gecko.
  • Depending on the version of Wine, Gecko may need to be installed twice (for 32-bit and for 64-bit) or not at all. (Wine 6.0.2 will install Gecko twice. Wine 6.17 and later will not ask to install Gecko, but a Windows app that needs Gecko will, during installation, prompt to be allowed to install it.)
    wine winecfg
  • If you are creating custom Wine prefixes, this configuration must be repeated for each prefix.

Two simple tests

  • Just for fun, or to see Wine in action. Display a simple clock.
    wine clock
  • Run Wine's builtin web browser.
    wine iexplore

Install RufzXP

  • Install winetricks.
    sudo apt install winetricks
  • Update winetricks.
    sudo winetricks --self-update
  • Create a 32 bit prefix.
    WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-rufzxp" WINEARCH=win32 wine winecfg
  • Install .NET 2.0.
    WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-rufzxp" winetricks dotnet20sp2
  • Go to your Downloads directory.
    cd ~/Downloads
  • Start the RufzXP installer.
    WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-rufzxp" wine rufzxp_fw2_0_setup_1_1_2.exe
  • Allow launching using the desktop icon. Click right on the icon and select 'Allow launching'.
  • Start RufzXP by double clicking the RufzXP icon.
  • You can delete the lnk file, it is not needed.
rufzxp_ubuntu.txt · Last modified: 2021/12/18 10:48 by admin