Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Games
User Name
Linux - Games This forum is for all discussion relating to gaming in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-10-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Saint Louis Park, MN
Distribution: Mandriva 2007.1 Spring
Posts: 338

Rep: Reputation: 30
Can you install the game path to other folder and get the installer to work?

I know, another noob question. But anyway,

Thanks to some on this site and transgaming, I was able to play Call of Duty & Call of Duty: United Offensive using some "loki installer".
The question is, I was use to having a setup like in windows, like this:

C:\Games\(Game folder)

Naturally I can't use C:\, but that's fine. I'd like /home/jeremy/Games/(Game folder), but when I install it in that folder, I can't play the game. It mentions it can't find the exe file to run the game, or folder it seems.

Am I doing something wrong? I believe I even tried moving the game files (the single file to load the game) into the /Games/ Folder, but no luck. It won't load up the game, just displays errors, no folder/file exist, no exe, along those lines.
Old 08-10-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Connecticut
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10, Lubuntu 10.10, #!Crunchbang 10 "Statler"
Posts: 84

Rep: Reputation: 15
Are you using Cedega ?? I belive the loki installers require Cedega or Wine to be installed, but i could be wrong, forgive me if that is the case.

I do know that certain games like to be in usr/local/games/(game_name_here) in order for them to work right.
Old 08-10-2006, 10:04 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Saint Louis Park, MN
Distribution: Mandriva 2007.1 Spring
Posts: 338

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
the loki site has it separated in two catagories; cedega/wine and native.

The three games I have listed below requires Cedega. I found that out when I tried to install the loki installer without cedega.

American McGee's Alice
Call of Duty
Call of Duty - United Offensive

The other I have, Doom 3, is under native, which I will install soon and see what happens there.

By default, the game folder goes to /home/jeremy/(game name folder).
I'd prefer /home/Jeremy/Games/(Game name folder), but it's like it can't find it unless it's the default path. One example,

home/jeremy/cod (Call of Duty game)

the folder where the file is located to load the game is:


so I type "sh codsp" and it loads.

I can't get it to the folder I'd like, because it says it can't find the exe file and/or the folder, something doesn't exist.

Lastly, just found out. I see when I highlight the file, it shows in the status bar, the location to the game folder. I'll test something, and see if it does get anywhere or not.

Last edited by JBailey742; 08-10-2006 at 10:08 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
writing a game - what is the linux folder layout? jarro_2783 Linux - General 11 07-08-2006 07:20 AM
Compiling in any folder will install in current or correct folder ? anjanesh Fedora 4 05-10-2006 08:44 AM
Wine can't find path to program folder kalahari875 Linux - Software 1 06-26-2005 04:53 PM
Cant move a folder to another path? dwarf007 Linux - Newbie 2 09-19-2004 02:28 AM
Where is the Qt library, how to let kmid installer recognize it's path? acer_peri Linux - Software 4 05-29-2004 10:34 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Games

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration