Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Watchtower Library 2010 in Ubuntu under Wine, Updated...

Their have been enough updates to my Watchtower Library 2010 in Ubuntu article to warrant an update notice. the original article including all the updates is available Here.

The article solves problem with the Library not running, and the blocks instead of text error.

I hope this is informative and helpful, and if there is any questions you can contact me via


  1. First of thanks for the good information. Now for my question. I was able to run the Watchtower CD just fine in Ubuntu 11.04. I have updated to Ubuntu 11.10, loaded wine 1.3 but. . . I have been unable to run the Watchtower.CD. It seems to install just fine, no errors, etc. But when I click the Watchtower Icon, like I did in 11.04, nothing happens. I uninstalled the Watchtower program via Wine and re-installed but still have NOT be able to get the Watchtower program to open.

  2. I had this same problem, I was actually going to write an article for 11.10.

    The only way I know how to currently fix this is to use the created icon on the desktop during install. I hid the file in a folder in my home directory, like /home/denny/.secret. then I ran the program from there, and then i right clicked the button on the left menu bar in unity and chose "keep in launcher". that has been my only work around so far.

    I know this isn't the perfect solution, but when in rome, or in this case linux, any port in the storm, aye?

    Your loving brother,
    -Dennis Andrew Gutowski Jr.

  3. I updated this info for Ubuntu 11.10 here:

  4. Thanks I will give it a try.