Solarus Linux Wine Guide based on Zuto Kaza's

Started by Zefk, May 09, 2016, 09:24:56 AM

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May 09, 2016, 09:24:56 AM Last Edit: May 21, 2016, 08:11:08 PM by Zefk
Solarus Linux Wine Guide based on Zuto Kaza's

This Guide is for people that encounter Debian repository is down or your version of Linux is obsolete resulting in the debian Solarus not working. The solution is Wine! Wine Is Not Emulator! That is what Wine stands for.


1. Many people I had try Solarus has trouble with Window 7 wine option, but the Windows XP option on wine 1.4 works fine.

2. You may notice that Solarus looks very plain and not pretty. You need a theme. There is a theme option in wine configure and that is also where you find the different version of windows switch option. Royale Theme looks the best and cleanest.

3. Download Alacarte from the software center and make a shortcut to the exe. After it is can open your terminal and type alacarte or search for it. It might be under a different name.
sudo apt-get install alacarte

4. Now you have a shortcut, but not picture for it. Install gExtractWinIcons from the software center and extract the Icon from the Solarus exe. You will be able to add the extracted image to your Solarus link with Alacarte now.
sudo apt-get install gExtractWinIcons

5. Searched for the shortcut made with Alacarte in the dash home and add the shortcut to your wing panel for quick launching.

6. Once you get to the save game chapter in the Solarus Christopho tutorials. The saves go in the Wine users section and not the Linux home, but the error file ends up in the Linux home. They might be hidden with a dot or period before it, ".MySaves" or ".solarus."

That is all. Let me know if there are any questions.
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