In response to my previous off-topic question, here, I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a VM in Windows as I need to do some things with it. How do I configure wine properly to install a 32-bit program on 64-bit Ubuntu without configuration issues?

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There are 32bit versions of wine and there are 64bit versions of wine.
Look in your WINEPREFIX/drive_c/ folder. There should be a Program Files folder.
If you see the Program Files ONLY and no ProgramFiles(x86) Then you are using 32bit wine.
If you see both then you are using 64bit wine.

  • but how do you install it? Is it wine, wine32, or both? Sep 26, 2020 at 8:51
  • and I thought on Windows Program Files means 64-bit? Then why is it that the 32-bit version has that directory Sep 26, 2020 at 8:52
  • The 64bit wine will run 32bit AND 64bit applications. CHeck this out askubuntu.com/questions/316025/… Sep 26, 2020 at 9:11
  • so do I install wine or wine32? @darth_epoxy Sep 26, 2020 at 9:44
  • Ok if YOUR machine is 64bit and running 64bit Ubuntu then the wine that you install would be 64bit also. To be sure that your wine also runs 32bit windoze applications type sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 and hopefully no errors for you. Sep 26, 2020 at 10:03

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