How To Install e-Sword 10.10 on Ubuntu with Wine

e-Sword can easily be installed on a Linux system running Wine 1.3

Firstly you need to install wine:
open a terminal window
after the ~$ type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

type your password if prompted and hit enter

the following will appear on you screen

You are about to add the following PPA to your system:

Latest official WineHQ releases
Welcome to the Wine Team PPA. Here you can get the latest available Wine betas for every supported version of Ubuntu. This PPA is managed by Scott Ritchie, and is a replacement for the WineHQ repository used for Jaunty and earlier.

More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

hit enter to continue

the following will appear on you screen

Executing: gpg –ignore-time-conflict –no-options –no-default-keyring –secret-keyring /tmp/tmp.k7vabGm8mu –trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg –keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg –primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg –keyserver hkp:// –recv 883E8688397576B6C509DF495A9A06AEF9CB8DB0

gpg: requesting key F9CB8DB0 from hkp server
gpg: key F9CB8DB0: “Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu Wine Team”
gpg: Total number processed: 1

after the ~$ type:

sudo apt-get update

a long list of ppa’s will be updated

after the ~$ type:

sudo apt-get install wine1.3

hit enter
something like this will appear on your screen

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
esound-common libesd0 libaudiofile0 wine1.2-gecko
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:

wine1.2 wine1.4
The following NEW packages will be installed:
wine1.3 wine1.4
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 13.0 MB of archives.

After this operation, 18.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

type ‘Y’ without the ”
hit enter
wine will be downloaded and installed

NOW update the winecfg file:
set oleaut32 to builtin in winecfg
after the ~$ type:


hit enter

go to the libraries tab

go to new override for library:
type oleaut32
click on it

then click on add

scroll down to oleaut32
select it and click edit
set the library overrides for oleaut32 to (native, builtin)

click OK
click OK again

install the needed dll for windows
after the ~$ type:

winetricks msxml3 # install MSXML3 support

wait for the installation to finish

after the ~$ type:

winetricks msls31 vbrun6 vcrun6 wsh57

wait for the installation to finish

Once these are installed you can install E-sword

right click on the setup1010.exe
open with, wine windows program loader


follow the install screen instructions…


5 gedagtes oor “How To Install e-Sword 10.10 on Ubuntu with Wine”

  1. Thank You, This works perfectly on Linux Mint 17.3 as well as xubuntu 14.04. I can use e-sword again!! Goodbye Windows … for good!!!


  2. I get an error trying to with the command winetricks msls31 vbrun6 vcrun6 wsh57. It has to do with vbrun6. All other dlls loaded. What can I do.


  3. Net on the side….E-Sword is AWESOME awesome!!! Jou Bybel studie/stilte tyd soek ‘n antwoord nou tyd, sal NOOIT weer dieselfde wees nie!!!!!
    Dankie julle…saam versprei ons die GOEIE nuus!


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