Installing dotnet 2.0 on 64 bit machine

I have a speed-reading program I purchased with uses dotnet2. However, dotnet2 doesn’t run on 64 bit wine. How would I install dotnet2?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

You can have multiple wine prefix on your machine, each running as a separate wine. So you can make a 32 bits prefix and install dotnet2 in it:

This will create a new wineprefix (.wine32 in your home) and configure it as 32 bits:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winecfg

You can use it this way combined with winetricks to configure WINEARCH, create the prefix and install dotnet 2.0 in one command:

env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet20

or only:

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet20

if you already set the WINEARCH and created the WINEPREFIX with the 1st command above.

Solution 2

just to make it more straightforward to use wine in 32bit mode.
Create a file in ~/bin/wine32 with the following content

env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine $*

Make the file executable to launch wine in 32bit mode using

wine32 my_exe_file_that_needs_32bit.exe

Hope that helps 🙂

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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