Originally Posted by irmin
Are you trying to install "Call of Duty 2" or "Wolfenstein" from a CD or DVD? It is possible that these discs are copyprotected and the installation program tries to verify it by directly accessing the disc, from which your permission settings may prevent you doing so.
Yes, from the discs...this is what it says normally in a terminal...
wine: Call from 0x7ef8b300 to unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.BaseIsAppcompatInfrastructureDisabled, aborting
I will try running things the way you said and see what I can find out.