I can't seem to run an exe file in ubuntu 12.04. I don't have anything configured, and I'm a complete novice to Wine, so put it in layman terms.

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    Can you give a bit of background to what you have tried and what you happened or didn't happen. This will make it easier for someone to understand what the problem is. Jan 3 '14 at 21:42
  • Also see: askubuntu.com/questions/988/…
    – Takkat
    Jan 3 '14 at 21:45

In general, you run an application with:

wine /path/to/program.exe

In general, with many applications, you run the installation .exe and it installs to your wine directory , ~/.wine

In general, after you install an application in wine you will then have a launcher or a wine menu (depends a bit on your interface (kde).

For additional information see: this Ubuntu Forums post which links to basic info on WINE and a primer you may find useful, as well as the official Ubuntu website post on WINE.

For testing, I'd suggest starting with a well known 32-bit app, such as the Windows version of 7-Zip, which has a Platinum rating in the WINE Apps db.

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    I would suggest you give some general advice, and reference that link for further information.
    – Panther
    Jan 3 '14 at 21:40
  • I did what it said, but I still can't get the .exe file to work.
    – Le_Bacon
    Jan 3 '14 at 21:49
  • [UPDATE] I get this message when I try to run it: fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00000100 C:\users\ethan\Temp\1b59.tmp>java -classpath .;./jshortcut-0.4-oberzalek.jar;./commons-io.jar; Instal File not found. C:\users\ethan\Temp\1b59.tmp>pause Press any key to continue...
    – Le_Bacon
    Jan 3 '14 at 21:57
  • @K7AAY It's a Minecraft mod creator that I got online. It doesn't have a rating as far as I know.
    – Le_Bacon
    Jan 3 '14 at 23:47
  • And, which kinda Java does it depend on? Java apps sometimes require specific types of Java, and from the error message, that's what it looks like.
    – K7AAY
    Jan 3 '14 at 23:55

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