This is largely for personal reference so I don’t have to go searching for the solution again should I need to reinstall Linux.
If you are unaware TableSmith is an excellent role-playing utility to create and run random tables. After I finally got it running well under Linux, I decided it was time to pay the $10 for it.
I’m doing this in Arch Linux, so I can’t be certain the steps are the same in other flavors.
- Install winetricks
- If running 64-bit Linux:
- Rename ~/.wine
- Create a new Wine environment by running: WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
- This creates a 32-bit Wine environment which is necessary for a lot of programs.
- I usually get prompted by Wine to install Mono. I cancel this, because I want to install the actual DotNet packages.
- Install Gecko if prompted, otherwise we’ll do it later.
- Run: winetricks dotnet35 (there will be some manual downloading required; follow instructions from winetricks.)
- You’ll have to run the above command multiple times to first install dotnet20 and then dotnet3x. Just do as it instructs.
- Also note that once it gets to the point of installing dotnet3x, things can get tricky. Sometimes it seems to get stuck and you have to CTRL-C. Other times you have to delete a file and try again.
- Run: winetricks gecko (if it is not already installed)
- Run: winetricks ie8 (required, otherwise roll results don’t refresh)
- Run: winetricks gdiplus
- Run: winetricks allfonts (may not strictly be necessary)
- Install Tablesmith by going to its directory and running: wine msiexec /i install.msi