Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  


Visit our home page for VL info. For support and documentation, visit the Vector Linux Knowledge Center or search the Knowledge Center and this Forum using the search box above.

Author Topic: HowTo- Make windows apps show better in Wine  (Read 6450 times)


  • Packager
  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 1082
HowTo- Make windows apps show better in Wine
« on: June 04, 2007, 11:07:05 am »

since i cant post at the howtos,and since this is a suitng place for this...

here is a howto that i found very usefull to make utorrent look a whole lot better!

Well, we all know if you leave WINE at its general configuration it is quite ugly, and if you use the .msstyle option in winecfg it makes everything slow, and its buggy at best. This guide is not set out to perfectly replicate your GTK theme, but hopefully make it blend.
First this guide will assume you have a fully functioning WINE setup. If you have that then lets get on with it, pick these apps (that we will use WINE to run) up.

Apps You Will Need:

Jasmin 3D Color Changer 4


Install Your Apps:
This step is fairly simple enough, unzip both of those ZIPs to folders and run the Setup.exe on both of them. Basicaly press agree, next, next, you know, Windows style *wink*.

DisplaySet / Fonts:
Open thunar, and press CTRL+L and type ~/.wine and go from your root windows folder (on mine it is "drive_c") and Program Files > DisplaySet, and open DisplaySet.exe. And switch all your font settings to your fonts in you System > Preferences > Font menu. You can alternatively start it from your start menu,where wine created a launcher (other>Display set)
(choose nice looking fonts)

3DCC / Colours:
Navigate to ~/.wine//home/quandar/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/JaSMiN Co/3D Color Changer 4 and open Js3Dcc.exe with WINE.You can alternatively start it from your start menu,where wine created a launcher (other>3D Color Changer 4)...
 Okay, as a base for making a similar theme download a 3DCC pack from this site:
 Basically after this point install it in 3DCC and modify your colours accordingly using the RGB section under the example window for a perfect match. Keep in mind don't use the capture eyedropper feature, it generally is buggy going again anything outside the WINE window.
(bm note: I just chose AMBER_TOUCH.3DC theme, its pretty nice vanilla,you can easily create a theme too)

note: Some apps might need to be restarted for the changes to take effect.


here is how mine looks like now:

note: Vanilla is very nice to the eyes. Better than ol' gray if you ask me  :P
« Last Edit: June 05, 2007, 04:09:43 am by blurymind »
status: playing around with new tablet and learning to 3d :p
google page :