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How to use Wine to install Serif MoviePlus and DrawPlus, PhotoPlus, PagePlus and WebPlus on Linux
# Check out my entry on when it's approved.
# I am using Linux Mint Cinnamon 19 with an nVidia Graphic Card
In order to be able to install MoviePlus, you should use Wine 4.12.1 staging - couldn't get it to work with 4.15
I used the following tutorial for Serif's new program Affinity to solve a lot of the problems with the install.
# Download and extract the correct wine version
curl -L https://lutris.nyc3.cdn.digita... > wine-lutris-vkchildwindow-4.12.1-x86_64.tar.xz
tar xf wine-lutris-vkchildwindow-4.12.1-x86_64.tar.xz
# Set the path to wine for winetricks to work correctly
export WINE="$PWD/lutris-vkchildwindow-4.12.1-x86_64/bin/wine"
# Remove the old wine prefix
rm -rf ~/.wine
alias wine=$WINE
wine wineboot -i
# Press "Cancel" when the window asking you to install "Mono" appears
# Install Winetricks
# Downloading the newest version of winetricks
curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.... > winetricks
chmod +x winetricks
### For the following section below you may be prompt to "Restart Now" or "Restart Later" always click "Restart Now"
# To prevent errors from mono
./winetricks remove_mono -q
# For the installer
./winetricks dotnet35sp1 -q
# For the main application
./winetricks dotnet472 -q
# Set windows to 8.1, since aero is not found if set to win7
./winetricks win81 -q
# Run the install for MoviePlus
wine movieplus.exe
# You be prompted to install in the same way as on windows
# Everything will appear to run without fault until the very end
# At the very the installation will say it failed
# DO NOT click "Finish"
# kill the installation, as MoviePlus will delete install files if it think it failed to install
# Find the installation directory for MoviePlus ( note: do not close or cancel the installation window )
# Then to prevent the deletion of the install
# Change to the Serif directory
cd "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Serif"
# You'll see that MoviePlus is installed in this directory
# Rename the directory "MoviePlus" to "MoviePlus1" to prevent the deletion of install files
mv MoviePlus MoviePlus1
# Now You close the installation window for MoviePlus
# Then you can rename MoviePlus back to it's correct name
mv MoviePlus1 MoviePlus
# Now you can run MoviePlus
wine "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Serif/MoviePlus/X6/Program/MoviePlus.exe"
# You may see various warning windows but you should be able to ignore most of these
# I also had to install directx9 since it is required for MoviePlus to run more smoothly
./winetricks d3dx9
# Also consider changing your GPU memory size for wine, for example for 2048MB used the following
./winetricks videomemorysize=2048
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