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Winetricks is an easy way to work around problems in Wine.

It has a menu of supported games/apps for which it can do all the workarounds automatically. It also allows the installation of missing DLLs and tweaking of various Wine settings.

USE flags

USE flags for app-emulation/winetricks Easy way to install DLLs needed to work around problems in Wine

gtk Add support for x11-libs/gtk+ (The GIMP Toolkit)
kde Add support for software made by KDE, a free software community
rar Pull in app-arch/unrar for extraction of rar-compressed game files
test Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)


root #emerge -a app-emulation/winetricks
Should there be issues during normal use, such as a download failure, it may be a good idea to try the live, '99999999' version to see if the issue has not been fixed upstream yet.

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