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Member Since 24 Feb 2014
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2019 12:45 AM

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In Topic: Unofficial Wineskin Project

26 February 2019 - 12:11 AM

Unofficial Wineskin Winery was working perfectly a few weeks ago, but today when I tried to run it (in High Sierra), it showed under Wrapper Version, "No Wrapper Installed" and said an update was available. When I clicked Update, the File Downloader said Wineskin-2.8.9  was available, but when I clicked OK, nothing happened. There is still no wrapper installed.

Is this a problem only on my system?

In Topic: Unofficial Wineskin Project

10 February 2019 - 04:52 PM

I've got a DOSBox-based application for running WPDOS on the Mac, but DOSBox doesn't have scalable fonts and tends to be slower than vDos. (The DOSBox-based one is here: http://www.columbia....pdosboxmac.html

As for LibreOffice: it's  completely inadequate for anyone who prefers to work in WordPerfect. And even if I wanted to use it with existing WP files, it's simply impractical. It crashes with most of the large WP files I try to open. When it does manage to open a complex WP file, it can't convert custom paragraph numbering; it destroys a lot of WP formatting; and I'm not interested in rewriting a hundred WPDOS macros into the LibreOffice macro language. Also, since I use WPDOS in Windows, I want to be able to save in WP format, and LibreOffice can't do that.

In Topic: Unofficial Wineskin Project

06 February 2019 - 03:01 PM

View PostGcenx, on 25 January 2019 - 03:31 PM, said:

Mind linking to the app? I’m curious.

What you said makes sense it should function that way, I will try and have that functioning that way in the next wrapper update.

Sorry for not responding sooner - I was away. Here's the page about the app. It lets you run your own copy of WordPerfect for DOS (I don't distribute WordPerfect for DOS for obvious copyright reasons, but it's easy to find):


I haven't updated the released version of the app with your unofficial version, but of course I plan to do exactly that. My released version of the app uses a patched version of the keyboard driver that I built myself, but I'll use your new option to assign Alt to Option when I update the app. Thank you again!

In Topic: Unofficial Wineskin Project

25 January 2019 - 02:31 AM

View PostGcenx, on 24 January 2019 - 01:56 AM, said:

This one I’m aware of but honestly I didn’t think anyone would enable the option if they had it enabled systemwide, I guess people may get confused believing this option only affects Wineskin and not the entire system.

I will see about adding a check in a future wrapper update so if it’s already enabled Wineskin will skip the option on startup/shutdown.

I distribute a Wineskin-based app that needs the F1-F12 keys, and I thought it would be a good idea to have this option turned on in the app, in case the user didn't have it turned on system-wide. If you can add a check in a future wrapper for the existing setting, that would be very helpful. Thank you again for this superb project.

In Topic: Unofficial Wineskin Project

24 January 2019 - 12:07 AM

One question about this excellent project.

If I use the option in Wineskin to use F1-12 as standard function keys, when Wineskin exits, it turns off that open in macOS. But I have the "Use F1-F12 as standard function keys" option turned ON in System Preferences, and I don't want it to get turned off when I exit Wineskin.

Can Wineskin test what the macOS F1-F2 setting is BEFORE it makes any changes? If F1-F12 is already turned on Wineskin should not make any changes to that setting when it starts or exits. Thank you for making this feature work correctly.