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    I hope that this Christmas present isn't coming too late. Today i managed to install Geeks Toy on my linux system so now i will share my information with others.

    This is a small how-to guide on how to install and run latest stable Geeks Toy version (1.1k) on your linux system.

    Geeks Toy is only supported on Windows systems so you can't blame anyone but yourself if something fails miserably.

    1) install linux that you like (i have Linux Mint 12 x86_64) and update your system;
    xxxx@yyyy ~/Desktop $ uname -a
    Linux Station 3.0.0-12-generic
    2) install wine (check that it also installs "winetricks");
    xxxx@yyyy ~/Desktop $ wine --version
    wine-1.3.28
    3) now that we have wine on our system we need to install some Windows files;
    install these components using "winetricks" command:
    * allfonts
    * dotnet20 (probably dotnet20sp2 would be better if you can get that crap to install properly)
    * msscript
    * msxml4
    * vb6run
    * vcrun2008
    4) altough Geeks Toy requires .Net Framework 3.5 it installs just fine with the 2.0 version => install Geeks Toy just like you would do that in a Windows system;

    5) if everything went fine then lets start Geeks Toy - click on the desktop shortcut or run it from it's main folder ( /home/<your_name>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/The Geek/AGT Pro/ )



    On my system there are some visual glitches, but that could be explained because i have ATI video driver (and i might have forgot to install some components through winetricks).

    Overall the performance is good, it's a bit slower than on Windows, but it still works properly.

  • #2
    Thank you very much RobinHood, I've just tried this on my Mepis box and can confirm that it works, although sluggish as it only has 1 gig of ram and no graphics card. Now it's time to repartition my main pc and install something light like Antix to see how it runs.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RobinHood View Post
      I hope that this Christmas present isn't coming too late. Today i managed to install Geeks Toy on my linux system so now i will share my information with others.

      This is a small how-to guide on how to install and run latest stable Geeks Toy version (1.1k) on your linux system.

      Geeks Toy is only supported on Windows systems so you can't blame anyone but yourself if something fails miserably.

      1) install linux that you like (i have Linux Mint 12 x86_64) and update your system;


      2) install wine (check that it also installs "winetricks");


      3) now that we have wine on our system we need to install some Windows files;


      4) altough Geeks Toy requires .Net Framework 3.5 it installs just fine with the 2.0 version => install Geeks Toy just like you would do that in a Windows system;

      5) if everything went fine then lets start Geeks Toy - click on the desktop shortcut or run it from it's main folder ( /home/<your_name>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/The Geek/AGT Pro/ )



      On my system there are some visual glitches, but that could be explained because i have ATI video driver (and i might have forgot to install some components through winetricks).

      Overall the performance is good, it's a bit slower than on Windows, but it still works properly.

      getting some errors on installing some of them "rr:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x7efec900 "loader.c: loader_section" wait timed out in thread 0081, blocked by 0095, retrying (60 sec)"

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      • #4
        You can use virtual box instead.
        Virtual box+ guest aditions + win xp= Trading on linux
        Here's a screenshot

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dat55 View Post
          You can use virtual box instead.
          Virtual box+ guest aditions + win xp= Trading on linux
          Here's a screenshot
          With a good vmware version and proper configuration you can get the same response time as on a native windows. In virtualbox response time very rarely goes below 150ms.

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          • #6
            yes, but i have to pay to use vmware. virtualbox is free

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            • #7
              I would like very much to try this on Linux, I have a SandyBridge CPU @2.90GHz and 8GB DDR3 RAM and ATI EAH5450 1GB mem

              What linux x64 distro will you suggest?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by XenoMorph View Post
                I would like very much to try this on Linux, I have a SandyBridge CPU @2.90GHz and 8GB DDR3 RAM and ATI EAH5450 1GB mem

                What linux x64 distro will you suggest?
                i use mint 12 KDE. It's a excellent distro. Try it

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                • #9
                  What a very interesting thread, for my new Job that I start in early May they have Linux as their standard desktop.

                  So I will have to see how I get on installing it.

                  Cheers
                  Lost

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                  • #10
                    has anyone successfully managed to install version 1.2 on wine?

                    (I have a netbook and vmware/virtualbox just hogs my system down so am avoiding virtual machine setups and prefer to run it straight from linux).

                    Asus UL30A
                    intel atom
                    3gb RAM
                    Linux Mint 12

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                    • #11
                      after several attempts I have been unable to run TGT betdaq under linus mint 12.

                      can anyone tell me why I get this error when trying to login to TGT?

                      EDIT - just tried installing and running TGT betfair and get the same error.

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                      • #12
                        What version of dotnet did you use? I got similiar errors as yours trying firstly to install it with dotnet20sp2. After some attempts, trying different versions of wine I found that it was dotnet that caused all of those errors. With dotnet20 it finally works. It works, but at this stage on my old machine it's unfortunately too slow to use it under linux.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by elmiguello View Post
                          What version of dotnet did you use? I got similiar errors as yours trying firstly to install it with dotnet20sp2. After some attempts, trying different versions of wine I found that it was dotnet that caused all of those errors. With dotnet20 it finally works. It works, but at this stage on my old machine it's unfortunately too slow to use it under linux.
                          I installed dotnet20 not dotnet20sp2 since the op said sp was glitchy. Still scratching my head. Cant get it to run under wine after following OPs instructions.

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                          • #14
                            And what version of wine do you use?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by elmiguello View Post
                              And what version of wine do you use?
                              wine 1.2.3


                              thx

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