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 Post subject: Installation under extreme conditions
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2002 3:26 pm 
I've tried something possibly stupid, certainly outside the norm for VA5000. To wit - trying to install it under Wine on Linux. Installing an emulator under another emulator...

Needless to say (perhaps), it didn't work. But the error was a MS C++ library problem:

> Dialog title:
> Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
> Content:
> Runtime error!
> Program: C:\ Program Files\VirtualAcorn\VirtualA5000\VirtualA5000.exe
> R6016 - not enough space for thread data

Is there any chance I'll ever get this working? Or of a Linux version of VA5000 (x86, at least)?


 Post subject: It does work
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 6:42 pm 
Worked fine for me, I didn't install it under Wine, I just run it from Wine. I know others have got RedSquirrel working under Wine too.

What Windows are you emulating and are you using the included DLLs or a real Windows install? Mine uses my Win98SE partition.

What version of Wine - the source from winehq.org or the Codeweavers RPM? I found the only way to get Wine working properly was to compile it myself (under Mandrake 8.2)

P.S. Wine Is Not an Emulator (it's in the name!)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:05 pm 

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I have just had help installing A5000 under Wine
and I get the error message
Failed to create primary surface (0x88760078)
Any clues about what's going on?

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