[Ubuntu] Reading LIT File

Monday, April 23, 2012 0 Comments

Today, I've been confused by a lil file with *.lit extension. After did a google for a second, finally I know if *.lit file is proprietary extension, like usual, work under win-thing. The file I've talking about is an ebook file, in *.lit format. Damn. So irritating.

I've watched and found some command-line way, but I just dont like the way they 'hack' it. I'm GUI man :D At least, for something easy (I just wanna read the ebook!) like this, should I use command line? Using script? Nope thank you. I believe there must be always another way. Like what I wrote here :P

So, here is another way. The logic is, in Windows environment, there should be a reader. So, I just search it and I got it already, Microsoft Reader.

Tadaaa : Prime Time

Umm.. better if I serve the steps this way :

  1. I assumed you've already installed wine. It's a must. Download the Ms-Reader installer file here
  2. Once you've downloaded it, installed it thru' wine.
    Note : usually you must do 'chmod +x' first to the file to make it executable before you can run it
  3. If it's installed already, we cann't use it yet. Just a lil bit longer. We need to hack it first. Blame Microsoft for the damn-activate-thing.. >.<
  4. We need no get a file called msvcirt.dll in order to make the reader work. Get it here http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?msvcirt or if you wanna get your own way, google it.
  5. Next, just extract the file you've download and dump it into /home/your_username/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Reader/
    *change your_username with your computer username of course.
  6. And done! Here we go.. :P

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Do you think I forgot to change this text? No, dude. I did it on purpose ahahahay..