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!
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.
To get the VB6 files (Msvbvm60.dll) I used winetricks.
chmod +x winetricks
sudo mv winetricks /usr/bin/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:
I downloaded it and moved it to my Wine system32 directory.
Now I can run HIerowords on my Ubuntu Linux computer by typing "wine Hierowords\ 346.exe"
It works great!
Here is a screenshot sent to me by Michele Moglia... it works!