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Section 4 - Using Wineskin.app

4.5 Advanced - Tools

Winecfg - The normal Wine winecfg utility. Try not to use the Virtual Desktop or “window manager” checkboxes on the graphics tab.  You can control these better in Wineskin.app Screen Options.

Regedit - the Wine Registry Editor, in case you need to edit the registry for any reason.

Taskmgr - A Task Manager showing things currently running in this wrapper, much like the Task Manager in Windows.

Uninstaller - a tool to be able to install/uninstall some programs in Wine.

Command Line Wine Test - (advanced usage) - This just launches Terminal.app so that you can use the compiled versio of Wine in the engine in a normal command line way like stock compile yourself Wine.  This is only useful for testing to see if the problem is in Wineskin or in Wine.

Winetricks - A useful script for installing things that may be needed for Wine.  This uses the normal Wineskin script and can be updated within the GUI.  There is a GUI front end so its easier to use.  For more info on Winetricks see the following link. http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks.  It is basically the same as the command line version, except its made to be easier to use.  There is a Search function at the top, and a Gear button to change settings so you can track what packages are install and what are not.  The common rule of thumb is, only install something if you NEED it, or it can cause problems.  Some people try to install tons of stuff "just in case" and end up cuasing more problems than they prevent.

Command Line Shell - Opens a C: prompt that is like a command prompt in Windows for the wrapper in case you need to do some command line work.

Custom EXE Creator - a Custom EXE Launcher is an app that sits just inside the wrapper beside Wineskin.app after you create it, that can be set to run any .exe in the wrappers.  This is useful if you have a program that needs quick access to more than 1 executable file.  For example, if it is a game, and there is a separate setup.exe you can make that a custom EXE launcher.

View Last Run Log Files - Simply opens the log files form the last run.  Log files get replaced each run, so save ones you want to keep.

Kill Wineskin Processes - This button is to quickly kill Wineskin related processes that may be running. When testing programs, you can sometimes get stuck processes, so this will let you easily kill some if they are.  Be warned though, this will kill any Wine based program running, no matter if its using Wineskin or not (this includes Cider ported games and Crossover, since they all run a "wineserver" process).

Refresh Wrapper - This runs a “Wineboot” and simulates a reboot, as well as refreshes the wrapper for the current Wine version.  If Wine Gecko wasn’t installed, it should prompt for install again when you do this.

Rebuild Wrapper - same as above, except that it deletes everything out of the wrapper before rebuilding it.  You will lose all data and it will make the wrapper back like it was brand new.  Move data out you want to keep if you need to do this.  You sometimes need this as changing Engines doesn’t always get things updated right and can have problems.

Update Wrapper - This will attempt to update the wrapper to match the latest version you have downloaded in Wineskin Winery without you having to make a new wrapper and try to move everything over to it.

Change Engine Used - Lets you swap out engine versions with any you have installed from Wineskin Winery.

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