I can run Notepad++ the Angry bird exe is not working. Whenever I open the exe, I see one of my screens flicker a bit (as lines and not the whole screen) and nothing happens. Any ideas?

Edit: Output of wine angrybirds.exe

fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.4053)
fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC90.CRT" (9.0.21022.8)
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP90.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\system32\\AppUpWrapper.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library AppUpWrapper.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\system32\\angrybirds.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\windows\\system32\\angrybirds.exe" failed, status c0000135

I think it didn't even install. I manually dropped those files in the folder but still no gain.

Edit: Progress

I dropped the file MSVCP90.dll manually and now this is what I get in the output

fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.4053)
fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC90.CRT" (9.0.21022.8)
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation 0x541000 0 0x32fd48 4
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
EXCEPTION: Failed to open data/scripts/starLimits.lua
wine: Unhandled exception 0x40000015 at address 0x7b880023:0x78b271d0 (thread 0009), starting debugger...
fixme:msvcr90:__clean_type_info_names_internal (0x10267694) stub
fixme:msvcr90:__clean_type_info_names_internal (0x78506644) stub
ashfame@ashfame-desktop:~$ Process of pid=0008 has terminated
No process loaded, cannot execute 'echo Modules:'
Cannot get info on module while no process is loaded
No process loaded, cannot execute 'echo Threads:'
process  tid      prio (all id:s are in hex)
0000000e services.exe
    00000014    0
    00000010    0
    0000000f    0
00000011 winedevice.exe
    00000018    0
    00000016    0
    00000013    0
    00000012    0
00000019 explorer.exe
    0000001a    0
You must be attached to a process to run this command.
No process loaded, cannot execute 'detach'

and there the terminal hangs (I mean I would have to Ctrl + C to get out). It shows up the famous message, that it needs to close down.

I don't use wine for anything else, so I am ready to do a clean install of wine and everything if anyone is willing to provide me instructions.


As per the marked correct answer by @DoR, I did a mv ~/.wine ~/wine.bak and then re-ran the game and it worked. So basically it was something wrong in the wine install. :)

  • can you add the output of wine angrybirds.exe | output.txt? – RolandiXor Feb 9 '11 at 16:26
  • @Roland Please check the output – Ashish Kumar - Ashfame Feb 10 '11 at 16:43
  • You may still be missing dlls, such as MVC8, maybe a dependency checker might be able to find the missing dlls (sorry I forgot the name of the most popular one that works on wine). – RolandiXor Feb 11 '11 at 4:38
  • @Roland So what can I do for a clean and stable wine setup? – Ashish Kumar - Ashfame Feb 11 '11 at 20:45
  • 2
    the problem is not a clean and stable wine setup here, though that might help. WINE misses a lot of dlls, not sure why, but it it does. What you can do is delete ~/.wine (NB: YOU WILL LOSE ALL WINE APPLICATIONS SHOULD YOU DO THIS) and start from scratch, or you could install vineyard and use it to create a new wine bottle. – RolandiXor Feb 11 '11 at 22:20
  1. Add the PPA for Ubuntu Wine Team:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
  2. Install the wine1.3 package. Just running Update Manager won't install it as it is a different package than wine1.2 (the version of Wine included in the repositories).

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine1.3  
  3. Double-click on AngryBirds.exe or in a terminal run the command:

    wine AngryBirds.exe

    If this still doesn't work, try backing up and removing your ~/.wine directory:

    mv ~/.wine ~/.wine.bak
  4. Kill some green pigs:

    enter image description here

  • @DoR How do I completely remove it first? I installed the one from repositories so I think its 1.2 – Ashish Kumar - Ashfame Mar 2 '11 at 17:38
  • @Ashfame, sudo apt-get remove wine1.2? I already had the wine from the repositories installed when I install wine1.3 and I didn't need to remove it. – Isaiah Mar 2 '11 at 17:42
  • @DoR Sadly that didn't work. I am having the same errors with wine AngryBirds.exe as I have in my question along with a few more. – Ashish Kumar - Ashfame Mar 2 '11 at 18:44
  • @Ashfame What does wine --version say? – Isaiah Mar 2 '11 at 19:28
  • @DoR wine-1.3.14 – Ashish Kumar - Ashfame Mar 2 '11 at 19:46

Try adding the wine ppa (ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa) to your software sources and upgrade wine to the latest version. This should make Angry Birds work well.


I had same troble. Solved it very easely: when you install "Angry birds" just check Microsoft Visual C++ redistribitible package


This error may occur when missing "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package". To fix it

  1. Identify the version that you need to install from ' L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.4053) ' (brackets containing version)

  2. Pick correct version from here to download.

  3. Then just download it and install using wine.

    You will see the success!

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