This page was last updated on 11 October, 2010.
The procedure described below was tested using XCSoar 5.2.4 and Wine 1.3.1
If you're not a Windows user you can still use XCsoar-PC.exe, and XCSoarSimulator-PC.exe by running them under WINE. The following description shows how to run them in a Linux installation and can probably be adapted for other installations, such as OS-X on an Intel Mac. It makes two assumptions:
I further assume you'll run the PC versions within a directory that represents an SD card image: In other words the XCSoar and LK8000 components are installed in a directory containing two sub-directories:
MobileNavigator contains the executables XCSoarData contains the data XCSoar needs to operate - maps, turnpoints, airspace, etc.
If your login directory is /home/gliding and the SD card image is at /home/gliding/XCSoar/simulator:
The contents of XCSoarData are expected to be at .wine_xcs-pc/drive_c/windows/profiles/gliding/My Documents/XCSoarData. where "My Documents" is a simlink pointing at $HOME (/home/gliding), i.e., XCSoarData should be in $HOME. If it isn't, put a symlink in $HOME that points to it. In my case:
cd $HOME; ln -s /home/gliding/XCSoar/simulator/XCSoarData XCSoarData
To run a program, cd to the SD drive root and run it:
cd ~/XCSoar/simulator; wine MobileNavigator/XCSoar-PC.exe
or to run the simulator:
cd ~/XCSoar/simulator; wine MobileNavigator/XCSoarSimulator-PC.exe
If the program can't find the map, turnpoints, etc, setting $WINEDEBUG can help but be warned that the debug volume is huge. To do this, preceed the wine command by: