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    Question "This product requires Internet Explorer 5.0 or later."


    Tried installing a game called FATE, got that error message at the beginning of the Install process. Anybody familiar with that issue/know what the fix is? Another user posted here: https://forum.wildgames.com/showthre...ighlight=Linux that they tried installing IE6 but that didn't fix it.

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    Known problem

    See
    Bug 6569 - "Fate" refuses to install, claiming it needs IE5 or higher
    You can get past the first problem you found
    with
    wget http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks
    sh winetricks fakeie6
    but the installer uses parts of IE that Wine
    doesn't implement yet.

    Try installing it under Windows and copying it over, maybe.

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    Talking

    Thank you. I guess if I'd searched a little more I would have found that - usually I'm good at searching, not that time.

    I've just begun fiddling with WINE recently, it's fun when you get something working w/it. I've actually had WINE work BETTER than Vista in some cases.

    I ran a handy script which installed IE6 (& 5.5) - but, I guess it doesn't really integrate it w/WINE the way that would make it fix this issue?

    If I hadn't gotten any replies about how work around the "won't install w/o IE" issue my next step was going to be to try to install in on a Windows PC then copy the folder over (like you suggested in your reply).

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    Oh, I love that WINE will "automatically" download and install gecko if a program tries to display a web page! I just ran that sh winetricks fakeie6, (which, btw has to be run under your user account, not root, so that it puts the files in the right folder~/.wine/....)

    Hmm ~ now there's some other issue with the FATE installer to deal with, I get a web window "Setup FATE" but no buttons to click...

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    I wonder if there's a (not too hard) way to get that IE6 I installed to be what WINE uses when a web page is displayed? (The way it seems to use gecko, now that I clicked OK to install gecko?)

    EDIT: Searched, found this, will try:

    If you want to run native Internet Explorer instead of the built-in version (which relies on Gecko code):

    1) use winecfg and set the following "libraries" to native for default settings:

    - iexplore.exe

    2) add a new application in the application tab by selecting IEXPLORE.EXE in c:\program files\Internet Explorer\

    3) select the newly created application and then click on the libraries tab again and set the following to native:
    - shdocvw
    - urlmon
    - mlang

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