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Install Flash 8 or Flash CS3 on Ubuntu Linux - Wine

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes.

Install the latest version of wine:
Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives (such as Kubuntu) obtain software from packages which are stored in repositories. Ubuntu's default repository includes Wine, however if you want to stay up to date with the latest Wine package you can use WineHQ's by following these instructions, open up the terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type following command to install latest version of wine
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine
Configure Wine:
Before using Wine, it is necessary to create the fake C: drive where your Flash 8 or Flash CS3 will be installed. To do this, enter the following command into the terminal: winecfg

You also have the option of configuring Wine via the Configure Wine option in the
Applications > Wine menu.

This will create a hidden folder (.wine) in your home directory containing the fake C: drive as well as registry files similar to those used in Windows. Once this directory is created, the Wine Configuration Window will appear. This window will allow you to customize a variety of settings for Wine, including which Windows Version that is emulated, drive mappings, DLL overrides, as well as application specific settings. Click the Ok button to close the window.

Install Microsoft TrueType fonts:
Microsoft has some freely available TrueType fonts that make interface of Flash 8 or Flash CS3 under Linux look even better. These fonts technically aren't redistributable, which is why most Linux vendors do not provide them out of the box. But, these fonts are available for personal use; you just need to download and install them, type following command to install
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
Install Flash 8 or Flash CS3:
Now installing Flash 8 or Flash CS3 becomes really very easy, open Terminal and type the command wine, followed by the path to the installer.
wine "/home/nikesh/downloads/flash8-en.exe"
After successful installation you can find Flash 8 under:
Applications > Wine > Programs > Macromedia > Macromedia Flash 8



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