- Nick Congleton
IntroductionMany programs work under WINE with absolutely no configuration. The second WINE is installed, it can flawlessly run them. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case, and applications are constantly being updated, so the list of flawless applications is always changing. It's a good thing that WINE can be configured to accommodate potentially troublesome programs.
There are two main utilities for doing so,
winetricks. This guide will cover the former, and a future guide will handle the latter. Most of the time, though,
winecfgis enough to get an application running.
winecfgis a graphical utility. Different distributions and desktop environments handle WINE and WINE applications differently, so the easiest way to open it up on any distribution is to run
winecfgin a terminal.
When the application opens, you will notice a plain window with seven or eight tabs, depending on which version of WINE you're running. The eighth tab is "Staging," and like the name suggests, is only available when the staging patches have been applied to WINE.