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Old 03-05-2004, 07:14 AM   #1
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Wine Program instructions


Please forgive me if this was asked. I did a search and i couldnt seem to find what i needed or to help me understand more. First thing it first, if anyone knows of a good site that goes into wine about everything, from installing an applictaion, to how to type in the command to running it and so on. Please share the sites with me.

Here is my question, i have wine 20040213 installed. I installed an application, say diamond mine. It installed ok. The problem is that, what do i do next to get it loaded? What is the command that i ahve to type in to get it to load? Do i first have to be in that directorty to run or can is there an easier way? It would be appreciated if you can give me much info as you can to help me understand how to use wine. Thanks


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Old 03-05-2004, 08:05 AM   #2
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Assuming Wine is configured properly, you just run: wine [program]
Example:

wine /mnt/win/windows/sol.exe

Some programs will complain about not being installed. It's like trying to run a program on another Windows when you haven't installed it. You will have to run the installation program in Wine.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 04:20 PM   #3
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The programs i have installed are in my virtual windows folder located in the home directory. e.g home/garrett/.wine and in there is the virtual c folder. but when i do what you suggest i get directory not found or nothing will happen. I looked on that site and i dont know where to look on that site.

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Old 03-05-2004, 04:29 PM   #4
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when i try to cd to the programs directory, i get this:
[garrett@linux garrett]$ cd /home/garrett/.wine/c/Program Files
bash: cd: /home/garrett/.wine/c/Program: No such file or directory
[garrett@linux garrett]$

But the directory is there. What can i do?

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Old 03-05-2004, 05:25 PM   #5
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To access directories and files with spaces in them:
/home/garrett/.wine/c/Program\ Files
You need the escape '\' for the program (cd in this case) to know this is one filename.

Also, when specifying a path Windows-style with wine:
wine C:\\Program\ Files\\prog.exe
You need an escape '\' to show you are using the regular '\'.

You can also specify the files linux-style:
wine /home/garrett/.wine/c/Program\ Files/prog.exe

Note that if you try to run 'wine /prog.exe', and '/' is not one of the virtual drives you configured, it won't work. However, you may still want to restrict where Wine has access so it doesn't mess things up. Just remember that the files you run have to be accesible via one of the virtual drives.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 06:04 PM   #6
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Thanks i got that working here is another problem. I want to try and install a program, but when it loads it says from the installer, that i am running an older version of windows "win 95". how do i change the config to trick the installed to let it know im running a newer version?


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Old 03-05-2004, 06:18 PM   #7
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In the wine.conf (it is called 'config' and is in the .wine dir), there is an option saying what wine will tell Windows programs versionwise. It is usually determined automatically, but you can force it via the file.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 12:57 AM   #8
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Hmmm, did you try looking in http://www.winehq.com/?
 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:39 AM   #9
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Yes i did look at the site and many others. I went and changed the version info in the config file, and i still get a message saying that i need a new version of windows and that windows 95 was not supported.

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