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Old 09-04-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
Thikr
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I can play my music, my videos, and I can go on my websites, now all I need is a good program to open my windows games. I already installed them (on windows) but I got playonlinux to try and see if I could load the pre-installed but I can't open them with wine and I don't know how to use playonlinux. Does anyone know how to open playonlinux (preferrably withOUT the terminal, though if it is mandatory I guess its ok.)?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
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You have to re-install the games in linux.

For example if I wanted to play X game I'd first mount it in /mnt/somefolder and 'cd /mnt/somefolder' then run the installer 'wine setup.exe' or whatever they have it named. Once it installs there should be a link on the desktop. =P back in the day they didn't have links, so we'd make our own scripts hehe. Either way that's all you should need to do.

[edit] you can do the same for almost any windows installer program... for example if you download winamp to /home/user/downloads just run 'wine ~/downloads/winampinstaller.exe' or 'cd ~/downloads' and run 'wine winampinstaller.exe'.... Some programs may not require an install, but most new ones will.

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Old 09-04-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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You have to re-install the games in linux.

For example if I wanted to play X game I'd first mount it in /mnt/somefolder and 'cd /mnt/somefolder' then run the installer 'wine setup.exe' or whatever they have it named. Once it installs there should be a link on the desktop. =P back in the day they didn't have links, so we'd make our own scripts hehe. Either way that's all you should need to do.

[edit] you can do the same for almost any windows installer program... for example if you download winamp to /home/user/downloads just run 'wine ~/downloads/winampinstaller.exe' or 'cd ~/downloads' and run 'wine winampinstaller.exe'.... Some programs may not require an install, but most new ones will.
Thanks for the help, I just wish you would have brought better news . Thanks man, I should be an all-out linux-dude soon.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help, I just wish you would have brought better news . Thanks man, I should be an all-out linux-dude soon.
Well if you think about it, a lot of game data is stored in registry and local content, if linux doesn't know where that local content/registry content is then how do some games run? Same with applications... And given the fact that some programs/games install stuff into the different directories (windows dir's ect...) you still need to install it again on linux.

[edit] I know some games insert data into the registry on first load if it's not there, but linux isn't exactly windows and things don't exactly work as planned. Best best is to install in linux not copy/paste... Though some things do work that way... Such as Steam you can copy and paste the dir over from windows to linux... You would have to make your own scripts/links but it works and keeps your games in tact. You just have to experiment with stuff like that.

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