Winetricks "voice had cried out in terror" error resolve

if you get a winetricks error like:

wine cmd.exe /c echo '%ProgramFiles%' returned a string containing the word 'unknown', as if a voice had cried out in terror, and was suddenly silenced.

Fix

  1. backup existing system.reg file by typing in Terminal:
    cp ~/.wine/system.reg ~/.wine/system.reg.bak
    
  2. use text editor and “replace all”
    C:\\windows\\system32\\unknown
    

    with

    C:\\Program Files
    

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Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //

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