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Romcenter + Wine

Post by .e.m.a.m » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:53 pm

hi,

i registered only today so to ask for romcenter 4.0's prerequisits, in order to get it running under wine 3.3.

what i have tried so far, is dotnet40 and dotnet45, where as the latter not even shows the initial logo while loading.

the terminal output has no concrete error showing up, so i am a bit lost how to get it working.

any tips for me?

thank you in advance

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Re: Romcenter + Wine

Post by Wanderer » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:06 pm

Hi and welcome.

Interesting question. Eric will have to clarify whether this will work under Wine, because RC4 has been developed using WPF, a part of .NET that AFAIK has not been implemented in Mono. I'm not sure how Wine implements the .NET framework libraries (if it uses the original Microsoft libs or Mono). If it uses Mono, RC will probably not work under Linux.
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Re: Romcenter + Wine

Post by RomCenter » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:36 am

Romcenter is compiled in .net 4.0.
I can help yuou to make it work under wine.

I think the first point is to ensure the log system is working. This will be of great help when debugging.
Log settings are stored in the nlog.config file. Try to change the location to point to a custom linux folder with correct access rights.
Then run romcenter and see if a log file is created.
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Re: Romcenter + Wine

Post by .e.m.a.m » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:38 am

sorry for the late reply.

here is the specs:

wine 3.4 64bit
dotnet40 64bit

unpacked romcenter (which contains a nlog.config file) to home folder. ran romcneter, logo appears for 1 sec.

no new log file has been created during that process. the nlog file has not changed after all.

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Re: Romcenter + Wine

Post by RomCenter » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi

Edit nlog.config and change the log location:

<variable name="logFilename" value="c:\temp\romcenter" />

Replace path with a linux path and see if a log file is created.
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Re: Romcenter + Wine

Post by .e.m.a.m » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:59 pm

i have tried with different locations that are valid within wine, but no log file is being generated?

bizarre.

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Re: Romcenter + Wine

Post by RomCenter » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:56 pm

You can try one more thing: enable the internal logging.

internalLogLevel="On" internalLogFile="c:\temp\nlog-internal.log">
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Re: Romcenter + Wine

Post by .e.m.a.m » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:02 am

this i have done already, forgot to tell you, sorry.

so dotnet40 is really the only precondition?

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Re: Romcenter + Wine

Post by RomCenter » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:23 pm

There are many libraries used in romcenter. I don't know how it is supported in wine.
Romcenter actually run in 32b mode.
I have found this page: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wine-prog ... try-steps/
Maybe it can help.

If we can't go anywhere, I could build a test version with only some logs for example. This could help finding when it crashes.
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Re: Romcenter + Wine

Post by .e.m.a.m » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:48 am

it could be my x64 prefix after all, but to be fair, none of the tools (32/64 bit) i use gave me problems whatsoever.

sure, i'd be interrested in a test version, but please take your time.

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