Wine: CreateSystemHeap errors

Frans-Jan v. Steenbeek frans-jan at
Fri Oct 20 13:35:37 PDT 2006

Op donderdag 19 oktober 2006 14:02, schreef Tijl Coosemans:
> On Thursday 19 October 2006 11:42, Frans-Jan v. Steenbeek wrote:
> > I'm trying to get IE6 running on wine, but I have seen this error many
> > times with other apps:
> >
> > err:heap:HEAP_CreateSystemHeap system heap base address 0x80000000 not
> > available
> If you're using win98 mode, try win2k or winxp.

This does not work. It appears (from the bugreports I read) that win98-mode is 
virtually impossible as soon as an app requires systemheap. Furthermore, some 
applications (including IE and dependencies) won't work in win2k or winxp 
mode too. This is FreeBSD specific.

This means that for a lot of uses, wine is virutally useless on FreeBSD now (I 
think, but haven't tried, that this prevents Office from working too).


And: (last two comments)

Some more output:
err:heap:HEAP_GetPtr Invalid heap 0x0! (multiples)

Is there anything I can do? Should there some bugreport be filed or whatever? 
I would be glad to help this get fixed, but my C++-skills are below zero.

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