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Old 06-14-2003, 06:32 PM   #1
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using winex


I have winex installed using synaptic but do i go about using it now? Lets say i wanted to install baldur's gate from cd. How would i go about doing that? Is there a readme file somewhere that i could read? Also i can not use wgi since I am to cheap to pay for winex.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:13 PM   #2
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try http://www.transgaming.com

there is also a database on there for supported games.

Never the less, mount the GB cd, use winex to run the setup or autoplay or install or whatever file there is
Say it's called Setup.exe, cd to the mounted cdrom and type winex Setup.exe (or if you have winex3: winex3 Setup.exe)

historically it takes a couple of restarts of the actual installed game to get it running smoothly (cd change issues and character creation issues)
 
Old 06-15-2003, 02:43 AM   #3
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There was no winex or winex3 so i tried reinstalling it using cvs. I ran ./tools/wineinstall install script and at the very end it said:
Configuring Wine for a no-windows install in /c...

Created /root/.wine/config using default Wine configuration.
You probably want to review the file, though.

Compiling regapi...
make: Nothing to be done for `all'.

Preparing to install default Wine registry entries...
Installing default Wine registry entries...

Could not stat /root/.transgaming/c_drive (No such file or directory), ignoring drive C:
Invalid path 'c:\windows' for windows directory: does not exist
Perhaps you have not properly edited or created your Wine configuration file.
This is (supposed to be) '/root/.wine/config'
Registry install failed.
This makes sense since /root/.transgaming/c_drive doesnt exist. Did i forget to install something?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 06:33 AM   #4
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i am probably missing something here...

but wine uses ~/.wine

and winex uses ~/.transgaming

the settings are not interchangable or sharable.
i get the impression you're mixing wine and winex.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 06:33 AM   #5
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Check your /root/.wine/config and there's a field where your c drive is set. Make sure it points to a valid location.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 01:01 PM   #6
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I am starting to get confused now. If I am trying to install winex then why am i using ./tools/wineinstall to install it. I got the source off of sourceforge.net. Even when I get the installation to finish there still is no winex, winex2 or winex3. Did i get the wrong source or am i running the wrong scripts?
 
Old 06-16-2003, 03:04 AM   #7
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As last resort, try the rpm version!

You might not get the executables if the compile process was not succesfull... Or they might be somewhere outside your $PATH (check /usr/local/bin; /usr/local/kde/bin or /usr/local in general)
 
Old 06-16-2003, 12:48 PM   #8
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Has anyone who is offering him advice actually installed winex cvs?

Doesnt it create a "wine" binary and use ~/.wine?

I thought only the binary version used winex and ~/.winex
 
Old 06-16-2003, 09:54 PM   #9
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Where can i get the binaries?
 
Old 06-21-2003, 05:19 PM   #10
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So here is what has happened so far. I gave up on the cvs and got the rpm off of www.slinux.net. I managed to get it to install but there is still a few kinks in the system. I installed starcraft and it runs, barely. Its good for a couple of seconds but then it starts to lag really bad. I have a Geforce 3 with the drivers install right because unreal tournament runs smoothly. So I do not think that is the problem. Is there something running in the background that is slowing things down. One other problem I am having is installing a game with more than one cd. When it comes to switching cds the tray will not open. I even tried to force an umount with umount -f /mnt/cdrom but that just returned some errors and did nothing. Can anyone help me out here?
 
  


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