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I am trying to install Frontpage 2003 pro on a mdk 10.1 system. When I try, it gives me a "need a newer version of windows" error. Does anyone know ...
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    Faked version of windows?


    I am trying to install Frontpage 2003 pro on a mdk 10.1 system. When I try, it gives me a "need a newer version of windows" error. Does anyone know of a wine-registry hash that allows me to change the perceived os.
    as in, make it think i have xp?

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    Can you check which wine version you have? Open the console and type 'wine' in it, then it will give you something like 20040813 (yyyymmdd).

    Also, go to winehq.org and check if Frontpage 2003 Pro is in the compatibility list... I think Office is supported till Xp, no more recent versios (but I could be wrong). Go and have a look.
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    There's a setting in your wine.conf (or whatever the name of the file is) where you can tell wine what OS to pretend to be. The options are something like "win95, win2k, winnt, winxp"..
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    That's odd, Wine doesn't /have/ a conf file!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_am_the_C_coder_FEAR_ME
    That's odd, Wine doesn't /have/ a conf file!
    It's in a hidden folder more than likely. Perhaps /home/username/.wine/config?
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    Nada, .wine exists, but no config file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_am_the_C_coder_FEAR_ME
    Nada, .wine exists, but no config file.
    There's a command to do a GUI configuration of wine. I believe the command is winecfg. Try that and see if it generates a .wine/config file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Quote Originally Posted by I_am_the_C_coder_FEAR_ME
    Nada, .wine exists, but no config file.
    There's a command to do a GUI configuration of wine. I believe the command is winecfg. Try that and see if it generates a .wine/config file.
    "winecfg" does not currently create a config file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user222
    "winecfg" does not currently create a config file.
    Well then, I don't see what use it is. You could always manually create one or edit a sample from the Wine HQ Tutorial.
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    Also, as a note:

    Programs listed as "working" under the wine page don't nesecarily *really* work. For example, I can get MS Visio to work, ie open a file and create some very basic diagrams. That alone took me days to accomplish. Trying to create anything more then three or four lines long will crash it, trying to save will crash it, trying to use the wizards will crash it, etc... Pretty much using it will crash it. So does it work? Yes and no.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. If you must use Frontpage (:shudders, then you may want to checkout cross over office. It's supposedly better then Wine.

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