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Old 06-03-2005, 01:21 AM   #1
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Windows Games On Linux Help!


I currently use Mandrake Linux 10.0 KDE on my laptop. After trying to install the game Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 LOD (expansion) I encountered some issues. Of course I already had WINE installed... Ok here's what I did:

1. Put in the install disk of Diablo 2 and installed sucessfully, but when i went to .wine/drive_c/Programs Files The directory wasn't there...

2. Ignoring the problem and hoping it would magically appear I tried to install my DIablo 2 Lod Expansion game, which I opened the CD and double clicked on Setup.exe, which prompted me with the error: Please insert your Lord Of Destrution CD.

3. My CD was in there yet it kept on saying that error .

Could someone please help figure out the source of my problem?
Thanks.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 01:59 AM   #2
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so you installed wine, did you configure it? (tell it where the "drives" are?, etc?)
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:52 AM   #3
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I never configured it... I assumed it knew the path because I was able to install the game. Where are the configure options?
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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~/.wine/config

go thru it, and set it as it needs to be

~/.wine/dosdevices

is a directory, in it are symlinks to where the "devices" are

heres mine:

Code:
bash-2.05b$ ls ./.wine/dosdevices/ -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx  1 curtis users 10 Mar 25 03:09 c: -> ../drive_c
lrwxrwxrwx  1 curtis users 11 Mar 25 03:28 d: -> /mnt/cdrom/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 curtis users  8 Mar 25 03:28 d:: -> /dev/hdc
 
Old 06-03-2005, 03:48 PM   #5
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The problem *could* be with CD copy-protection. Wine doesn't handle that well, at all. To have agood chance of doing that, you need to subscribe to (read: purchase) Cedega, a wine derivative that includes proprietary libraries to handle copy-protection schemes.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 05:17 PM   #6
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have a look on their website for winetools, that is a GUI to configure the common tasks.

I had ti all setup but like someone mentioned, it wouldn't detect my CD's cause of the copy protection
 
Old 06-05-2005, 06:00 PM   #7
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I went to .wine/dosdevices but it doesn't have a file called devices...

My friend told me to change /mnt/cdrom to /dev/cdrom but i can't find any file that allows me to configure...

When i open dosdevices it just says: c: z:

Help please...
 
Old 06-05-2005, 09:18 PM   #8
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it's supposed to say that.

those files are sym links to places in the file system

if it ends in ":" it points to a directory, if it ends in "::" it points to a device file

you should have another in there, assuming your cdrom mound point is /mnt/cdrom, and its device file is /dev/hdc, type

Code:
ln -s /mnt/cdrom ~/.wine/dosdevices/d\:
ln -s /dev/hdc ~/.wine/dosdevices/d\:\:

Last edited by SciYro; 06-06-2005 at 06:51 AM.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 10:33 PM   #9
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For somereason I only have c: and z:?

Last edited by inspectreo; 06-05-2005 at 11:03 PM.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 06:51 AM   #10
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yes, these programs don't come 100% pre-configured. at least not for your needs
 
  


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