Ubuntu – Installing IE8 with Winetricks


I have been trying to install Internet Explorer 8 via Winetricks on the default wine-prefix but I'm getting an error after the unpack process, saying my configuration is 64-bits and Internet Explorer 8 doesn't support it.

My question is, can I change the wine-prefix configuration? Since I have a game installed on it that the update took a really long time. I also tried using POL installed via software center and I get same error

I am using Xubuntu 12.10, and wine 1.6RC.

Best Answer

  • To do it without PlayOnLinux (or POL for short) using normal Wine you should first, after doing a backup of anything you have installed inside the Wine folder (.wine):

    rm -fr ~/.wine
    export WINEARCH=win32
    export WINEPREFIX="/home/$USER/.wine"

    This will start from scratch and set your Wine environment to 32 Bit. After opening winecfg, it will create the needed files and variables for the environment so you can install or copy anything you need to it again and it will work as 32 bit.