Out now! And with OS-X support!
Appears I got my hope up too soon (see here) – more trouble was to come. Runtime errors – different from the original one – kept occuring, no matter what winetricks I applied…
Until I finally found out what had gone wrong in the first place: winetricks mfc40 (or mfc42 for that matter) failed to install oleaut32.dll for some unknown reason. After manually unpacking and registering the file, all trouble was gone.
Obviously, I would be interested in why it was possible to fix one of the many errors by just applying a different locale, but I guess I’ll stick to the old never touch a running system rule now…
I recently spent one and a half days trying to get a Windows application to run on an Arch Linux PC. The strange part: I had the application running for years without any trouble, and then…
After a wine update, I got some runtime errors. Thus, I decided to just reinstall the app – installing had always worked just fine. But no success. The runtime errors kept popping up.
OK, I thought – just go back to the previous wine version… Did that, same errors! Tried a really old version (1.2.something), same errors!
After many many attempts and many many Google searches, I found a solution by pure chance: I installed the application on a different PC, and transferred the WINEPREFIX directory – Success!
Why did this work? Well, both machines run Arch Linux, and both are up-to-date…
Turns out the only real difference was the locale setting: The machine that finally did the job uses an English user interface as opposed to a German one. Investigation showed winetricks failed to properly install one of mdac28, jet40 or mfc40 when a non-English locale was in use.
This release fixes a certain crash on 32-bit Linux systems. You can find the download links on the 26elf front page. The repo has also been updated.
FishBMC has received a handful of feature enhancements. There is now an optional persistence file, which enables faster initialization. Also, many optical tweaks have been incorporated, and the sound data is more completely used. You can download the Add-On here: 32-bit (outdated) or 64-bit (outdated)
If you prefer the repository way of installing, download this (64-bit only)
Still, only Linux 64-bit has been tested. Please report success or failure on other platforms to marcel at 26elf dot at.
fishBMC is making good progress. The visualisation works flawlessly, Settings have been implemented. The code still needs to become more portable. Download the source from HERE. Some more screenshots:
I have started writing an XBMC plugin based on fische, called fishBMC.
Here’s one of the first screenshots: