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.
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
winetricksprerequisites for your program. Here, Irfanview requires
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_irfanview winetricks mfc42
- Install the new Windows program
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_irfanview wine iview_setup.exe