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I have been trying to install Internet Explorer 8 via Winetricks on the default wine-prefix but I'm getting an error after the unpack process, saying my configuration is 64-bits and Internet Explorer 8 doesn't support it.

My question is, can I change the wine-prefix configuration? Since I have a game installed on it that the update took a really long time. I also tried using POL installed via software center and I get same error

I am using Xubuntu 12.10, and wine 1.6RC.

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Why don't you just run firefox or chrome? – Dr_Bunsen Jun 29 '13 at 9:56
Most likely he's a poor webdeveloper who still needs to support IE8... – ThiefMaster Jun 29 '13 at 10:07
i use chromium but i need ie8 installed in the winprefix for a bug in-game. without it i have no icons – Gheorghe Dinu Jun 29 '13 at 10:21

To do it without PlayOnLinux (or POL for short) using normal Wine you should first, after doing a backup of anything you have installed inside the Wine folder (.wine):

rm -fr ~/.wine
export WINEARCH=win32
export WINEPREFIX="/home/$USER/.wine"

This will start from scratch and set your Wine environment to 32 Bit. After opening winecfg, it will create the needed files and variables for the environment so you can install or copy anything you need to it again and it will work as 32 bit.

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nevermind. solved this using POL. creatinc a new 32 bits prefix, installed ie8 in there and then just copy-paste the game folder from wine

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What's POL? Glad to hear you're able to solve this. – Chris K Jul 1 '13 at 17:22
@ChrisK It stands for Play On Linux according to Luis' answer. :) – Merri Jul 1 '13 at 18:16
Could you describe your solution a bit more? Like, where the wine folders are and how you managed to sync the game and ie8 into the same folder. Would help me with League of Legends – d3rdon Feb 16 '14 at 11:40

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