I have finally got GZDoom Builder running under Wine in Linux Mint.

I’m going to write this down before I forget what steps I’ve taken.  🙂

To make this work; I did / had / was running:

Linux Mint 19.0 Cinnamon 64 bit.

Wine version 3.0.3

GZ Doom Builder: r2787 from https://devbuilds.drdteam.org/doombuilder2-gzdb/

file: GZDoom_Builder-r2787.7z Jan 07 2017 13:03:09 11,293,659

I did:

From a command prompt / terminal screen, I typed (one command per line):

WINEPREFIX=”$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder” WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot

WINEPREFIX=”$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder” winetricks dotnet35

WINEPREFIX=”$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder” winecfg

Applications tab / Windows Version: “Windows 7”

Graphics tab / Windows Settings: uncheck all EXCEPT “Emulate a virtual desktop” – Desktop size: 1600 x 950 (this was for my monitor – adjust for yours.

WINEPREFIX=”$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder” winetricks -q d3dcompiler_43

Install GZDoom Builder to wherever you want. /home/USERNAME/GZDoom Builder/

Right click on folder – folder properties of /home/USERNAME/GZDoom Builder/

Set all permissions to: Folder access: Create and delete files

Go to where you placed GZDoomBuilder.   /home/USERNAME/GZDoom Builder/   (for example)
drop to command prompt / terminal at that location –  type  “WINEPREFIX=”$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder” wine Builder.exe”

so it looks like this:  username@computername:~/GZDoom Builder$ WINEPREFIX=”$HOME/.wine-gzdoombuilder” wine Builder.exe

Program should load – in GZDoomBuilder GUI Menu go to – Tools / Preferences – Interface (tab) Set: Text labels font to “Arial” – repeat with Script Editor (tab) – Font to “Arial”

Should be good to go.    🙂




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