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Old 06-11-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
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Program installed with Wine isn't found anywhere


I installed a game (Shredder 11) using Wine on my Ubuntu system.
The installation seemed to go well, including the directx part,
but when I want to run the game, I can't find it anywhere.

It's not in Applications -> Wine, it's not on Wine's C: drive,
and I even tried a search "find / -name shredder", which came up empty.

I tried to install it again, but according to the installation program it is already installed! (It asked me if I wanted to modify, repair, etc..).

This is very mysterious to me. Can someone help?

TIA
 
Old 06-11-2010, 04:28 AM   #2
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http://www.shredderchess.com/linux.html
 
Old 06-11-2010, 05:17 AM   #3
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Update: I managed to run the program from the installer, but it turns out it's very buggy on linux.

Guess I'll re-install Windows on my laptop and play it from there.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 06:37 AM   #4
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You can install Windows in a virtual machine and run it on linux. VirtualBox is good ans easy to use.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 08:33 AM   #5
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EDIT: posted by mistake, please delete.

Okay, I managed to run it, but it turns out it's very buggy under wine.

(a little off topic) I did purchase the Linux version of Shredder 12, but it is somewhat inferior to the Shredder 11 version (for Windows) I had from Chessbase (the Chessbase version uses the same engine but has a much better GUI and graphics).

Last edited by shai333; 06-11-2010 at 09:06 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 08:42 AM   #6
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You can install Windows in a virtual machine and run it on linux. VirtualBox is good ans easy to use.
I might try it, though the program (shredder) uses a lot of memory to run properly (1 gig+), so I don't know how well it will work inside a virtual machine, considering I only have 4 gigs.

Thanks anyway.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 08:53 AM   #7
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I only have 4 gigs.
Only??? I have 256 mb!
 
  


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