Is there some trick installing a .exe file using Wine?

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Thu Jan 22 21:32:52 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 21 January 2009 9:55:26 pm Billie Walsh wrote:
> John DeCarlo wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Steven Vollom
> > <stevenvollom at <mailto:stevenvollom at>> wrote:
> >
> >     I have been watching a poker program on late night TV, 2am.  They
> >     suggest I
> >     can play for free with playmoney.  I downloaded the package, which is
> >     an .exe, but I don't know how to install it.  Can you help me.
> >
> >
> > You don't need the command line, if you find that confusing.
> >
> > Click on "FullTiltPoker.exe"  - if "Wine" is installed, it will invoke
> > it and install it for you. 

I have left the post untrimmed to keep everything available.  I have answered 
this before, but I am not sure I am understood.

When I click on FullTiltSetup.exe, it attempts to install.  First a window 
appears to provide the language to be used.  When I click OK on that choice, 
the program trys to install.  A progress window opens and goes mostly to the 
end and stops.  It stops like it is frozen or like a crash.

I have been responding to so many different entries on this problem that I am 
confused how to get back to an important piece of help.  I will try to share 
what I remember.  I was presented with some code that was supposed to execute 
the package using a shell.  Immidiately the computer suggested that some 
files were missing including some .dll's.  Then the computer continued to try 
to execute something, about four lines of information that just repeated over 
and over.  It appeared to stop, so I copied and pasted the information and 
replied to sender.  I then went to work on other things.  I returned about an 
hour or more later and found that that repeating of the four lines had 
continued and that the list almost had no end.  I was worried about using too 
much disk space, so I closed the shell to stop it.  By doing so, I lost the 
identity of the missing .dll's and other missing files.  

I think I am missing necessary files to make wine work properly.  I believe I 
understand the proper command to get the package installed providing the 
missing files are installed.  Because I am in a windows environment in wine, 
I am not confident how to get the missing files and then to install them.  
And right now, I don't know how to get back to the point where the missing 
files are mentioned.  Is this a problem you can help me with?


> > Then it should show up in your menu, under 
> > Wine.
> >
> > Or, to be safe, go into the installer and search on "wine" and install
> > it, if not installed.
> >
> >
> > --
> > John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
> >
> > <>
> Yes.
> In my experience with Windows programs if it is properly installed in
> WINE it will put an icon on your desktop.

The package is definately not installed
> Be aware that not all Windows programs will run in WINE [ winehq,org ].
> I've had some pretty good luck but................

I am optimistic that this package will install in wine, I just think I need to 
install some missing files.
> --
> Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

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