Jay Daniels jaydanie at
Mon Jun 22 01:31:16 UTC 2009

One things I know for sure, don't install that Linux version of 
Realplayer unless you want to trash your Ubuntu and reinstall.


David Curtis wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 14:45:02 -0700 (PDT)
> Sally Dodge <sallydodge53 at> wrote:
>> I recently installed ubuntu to my computer.  I am now having mega
>> problems installing other programs.  I had a game from wild tangent
>> called fate.  I have a backup disk and a path for installation  but
>> when I try to install it I get an error message from the archive.  I
>> am trying to install through wine and or llinux but I still get this
>> same error message it starts out as
>> home/tricia/.wine/dosdevices/c:/windows/profile/tricia/desktop/fate_installer/_.exe/end-of-central-directory/signature
>> not found.either this file is not a zipfile or if constitutes one
>> disk of a multi-port archive.   It continues on with some other stuff
>> and repeats it's self a coupule of more times. I am very frusteraated
>> and am seriousily considering in re installing windows please help me
>> if you can.  I can not download shockwave, adobe reader and other
>> programs needed to play oother games and do ther things.  please
>> help.  Sallydodge53 at
> No go on shockwave natively, Macromedia has not released a Linux
> version. Supposedly, you can install the Windows version of Firefox and
> Shockwave and use it under wine, but I have never done this.
> Adobe Reader is available from the partner repository, enable this
> repository in Applications->System->Software Sources->Third-Party
> Software. Then install Adobe Reader through Add/Remove. Also see:
> The Fate installer does not work in wine. You must copy the whole wild
> tangent directory over to Ubuntu and run fate.exe, but even then the
> activation of none demo levels does not work as it needs activeX and
> IE. Again pretty much a no go.  
> If you are going to re-install Windows, I would definitely look into
> dual-booting so you can slowly ween yourself off of your windows "must
> haves". You can also look into virtualizing windows but since you've
> admitted to being able to 'turn the computer on, check mail, turn it
> off'. I'd leave that for sometime later when your more comfortable with
> linux.

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