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Old 09-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
Vocay2
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I want to make a game folder


I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04. It seems to be pretty nice but I have a quick question. Is there a way to make a folder and put all of the games in it? The games are scattered all over the place and I would like to consolidate them, if possible.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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I don't use Ubuntu, but is this what you were looking for?
 
Old 09-26-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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you "can"

but it is going to be A LOT of EXTRA work
most linux programs will auto add a ".desktop" file to /usr/share/applications
and put the program in/usr/bin

you will HAVE TO MANUALLY add EVERY NEW /bin (ie. /opt/games/spaceinvaders/bin) folder to the system $PATH
and some of the new /opt/games/spaceinvaders/share,/opt/games/spaceinvaders/lib,/opt/games/spaceinvaders/lib/pkgconfig
the last one will be "fun"
then manually copy the desktop file to the correct location

then do this FOR EVERY PROGRAM
 
Old 09-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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Wink

Thanks for the replies...
After a little more reading and investigation I discovered the "Filter" which does the job very nicely. I'll read a lot more before I post again.
Have a really nice day.

Last edited by Vocay2; 09-27-2012 at 03:40 AM.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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No problem, glad you got it sorted
 
  


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