Running complicated Windows applications on Linux using WINE requires separate
WINEPREFIX has unique Windows configuration, without disturbing the setup of other Windows programs on Linux.
Example WINEPREFIX setup
This example is for Irfanview, a highly-useful image Windows viewer/editor that runs well on Linux.
- Make the new wineprefix. You would make any special configuration in the GUI that pops up.
- Install the
winetricksprerequisities for your program. Here, Irfanview requires
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_irfanview winetricks mfc42
- Install the new Windows program
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_irfanview wine iview_setup.exe