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    Question Help with Wine
    Hi, I am trying to run a windows program on my mac using Wine. Whenever I try to run the program, it does nothing for a couple minutes and comes up
    with:
    amanda-c-computer:~ ben$ wine Eq2.exe
    err:process:__wine_kernel_init boot event wait timed out
    wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\Eq2.exe"

    This happens when trying to install a program or running one that does not need installed. I do not know what it means, I have looked around and some people say to include a $ in front of the application name like "wine $Eq2.exe" or like "wine '$Eq2.exe'"

    If I left something out, ask and I will provide it.

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    Which Windows program are you trying to run? You might also get some help by visiting the WINE Wiki.

    Another solution you might consider to run your Windows program, is to use virtual machine software. VirtualBox from Sun Microsystems is free and works very well. Of course you will need a genuine copy of Windows to use with it.

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    I was trying to run Everquest 2, and I tried other programs and none worked. I looked at the Wine Wiki but nothing there helped, I used this guide to set it up Installing Wine on Mac OS X
    If I type "winecfg" it tries to load it, but nothing comes up after 10-15 mins, when I type "wine" it works as intended. Even if I put the installer in the .wine program files, it still doesn't work.

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    I'm think you want to play EverQuest 2 on your Mac and it looks like Wine classifies it as "garbage" at WineHQ - Everquest 2 so it might not work well..

    Your best bet is probably to run the game under Windows either through boot camp or VM like VirtualBox, Parallels or VMware Fusion..

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    Is there a program that I can test if Wine works or not, so I can at least use other programs from Windows?

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    Sure, try Mp3tag - Download a very nice mp3 tag editor for Windows, I currently run this through Wine without any problems..

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    Ok, thank you, it works fine. Guess I will need to find another game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durranz View Post
    Ok, thank you, it works fine. Guess I will need to find another game.
    I found very few games to work correctly under WINE. Personally, I wouldn't bother unless the game is real simple requiring no graphic acceleration. Something like a card game - Solitaire.

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    I've had very good luck playing a lot of games through Wine..Guild Wars and Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) come to mind quickly as ones that worked well..

    But yes, there is NO way of running Crysis-equivalent games through Wine or VM, but it's actually amazing how many games are quite playable through Wine..

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    Good to know, thanks.

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