RUNNING HIEROWORDS UNDER LINUX

Hierowords is written in Microsoft Visual Basic 6 for Windows. I get often asked if a version for Linux exists. Though strictly speaking it doesn't, I am told by Stan, a Linux Guru,  that it is possible to run Hierowords under Linux thanks to a platform called Wine (I do not use Linux, so I rely on what I am told).

Following are instructions that Stan Thomas sent me. I copied them here for your convenience.

Thank you Stan for finding this solution!

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For Ubuntu Linux running Wine I followed the same instructions as for Windows.

You need wine installed. That should be as easy as typing:

sudo apt-get install wine

Then I downloaded the fonts and put them in my Wine fonts directory.

~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts/

To get the VB6 files (Msvbvm60.dll) I used winetricks.

wget http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks
chmod +x winetricks
sudo mv winetricks /usr/bin/winetricks
winetricks

Winetricks pops up a window where I selected which Windows package I needed installed. I selected vb6run.

Finally, I needed COMDLG32.OCX
I found a copy here:

http://www.ascentive.com/support/new/images/lib/COMDLG32.OCX

I downloaded it and moved it to my Wine system32 directory.

~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/

Now I can run HIerowords on my Ubuntu Linux computer by typing  "wine Hierowords\ 346.exe"

It works great!

   -Stan

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Here is a screenshot sent to me by Michele Moglia... it works!

 

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