Installing Modela Player 4 on Ubuntu

  1. Install wine, the Windows Emulator. This will be necessary to run the Windows-based installer from the Modela Player CD. You can install wine using sudo apt-get install wine.
  2. Install Modela Player through wine
    1. Insert the Modela Player 4 CD.
    2. Change to the root of the CD and run wine menu.exe.
    3. This should show you the install menu from which you can set up both Modela Player 4 and Virtual Modela.
  3. After installation you might want to create some icons on the desktop to run the two applications. On Ubuntu you can do this by right-clicking on the Desktop, selecting Create Launcher... and entering each of the following in the Command field.
          wine $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/MODELA\ Player\ 4/Program/MP4.exe
          wine $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Virtual\ MODELA/VModela.exe
    You will have to replace $HOME with the path to your home directory in each of the above. The first is for Modela Player and the second for Virtual Modela. This is assuming that you chose the default location to install the software.
  4. Set up a printer driver. From the menu, go to System | Administration | Printing and then click on Add. Under Devices select Other and enter the following settings:
    URI: serial:/dev/ttyS0?baud=9600+parity=none+flow=hard
    Driver: Generic
    Model: Raw Queue
    Give your printer a nice name.
  5. In Modela Player, select this printer driver and set the model name to MDX-20 under File | Select Machine....