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Old 02-15-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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playing games


what do I use to play WIndoze games like WCIII and shit
 
Old 02-15-2004, 08:52 PM   #2
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Wine, Winex
 
Old 02-15-2004, 08:54 PM   #3
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where can I d/load it? Link please
 
Old 02-15-2004, 08:56 PM   #4
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http://www.winehq.com/
http://freshmeat.net/projects/winex/

 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:19 AM   #5
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well when I try to test it like it says on the site I type notepad and this is what I get

bash-2.05b# notepad
Warning: no valid DOS drive found, check your configuration file.
Warning: could not find wine config [Drive x] entry for current working directory /root/Desktop; starting in windows directory.
Invalid path L"c:\\windows" for L"windows" directory: does not exist.
Perhaps you have not properly edited your Wine configuration file (/root/.wine/config)

here's the section of my config file with the windows thing

[wine]
"Windows" = "c:\\windows"
"System" = "c:\\windows\\system"
"Temp" = "e:\\"
"Path" = "c:\\windows;c:\\windows\\system;e:\\;e:\\test;f:\\"
"Profile" = "c:\\windows\\Profiles\\Administrator"
"GraphicsDriver" = "x11drv"
;"ShowDirSymlinks" = "1"
;"ShowDotFiles" = "1"
"ShellLinker" = "wineshelllink"
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:37 AM   #6
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well....wine does not run with 'root' user. You need to login as a normal user to run apps using wine. Additionally, there is also a command called 'winecfg' for configuration. And if you have installed wine from an .rpm file, it will automatically configure most of the settings. You will only need to create a fake windows directory.

for more details, do a

man wine

Regards,

amit
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:48 AM   #7
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oh okay thanks I need to create another user than. and I installed it wiht teh .tgz file
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:01 AM   #8
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www.frankscorner.org has a lot of info on how to get wine games working

check out both the warcraft 3 and frozen throne howto's under games-strategy on that site; those will tell you how to get things working properly
 
Old 02-16-2004, 05:25 PM   #9
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thanks does anyone know if Studio MX will work?
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:03 PM   #10
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some of the older versions run studio mx, but the newer ones are giving me problems with studio mx and adobe photoshop

i recommend that you grab the 20031118 version and use that if you want to use studio mx (i think studio mx and photoshop ran on that; check frankscorner for the version that worked); but do not install in linux, install in windows and copy over to linux (unless you want to spend 24 hours for the program to install in wine...)
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:09 PM   #11
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I'm already installing wine and I donno I can't see my windows partition in Linux and visa versa
 
Old 02-22-2004, 07:25 PM   #12
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well this is what I get I made a user named "xxxx"

bash-2.05b$ notepad
\Warning: no valid DOS drive found, check your configuration file.
Warning: could not find wine config [Drive x] entry for current working directory /home/xxxx; starting in windows directory.
Invalid path L"c:\\windows" for L"windows" directory: does not exist.
Perhaps you have not properly edited your Wine configuration file (/home/xxxx/.wine/config)

Last edited by compu73rg33k; 02-25-2004 at 08:06 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 08:07 PM   #13
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w00t I got it working!!!

Okay so I try to install WCIII and it says something about Windows 95 not working with it
 
Old 02-25-2004, 08:56 PM   #14
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can you install direct x in Wine becuase I try to and it says that it can't find a require directory
 
  


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