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Old 11-20-2003, 09:28 AM   #1
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Using Wine


Ok, I installed Wine and was told to grab WineTools cuz it would help me get the thing running. But, um, yea, im just confused even more. How do I get Wine to work so I can emulate my windows files, or how do I check if I properly installed Wine.

I wish to use Wine for such programs as Trillian Pro and Half Life: CounterStrike, which I'm told it emulated rather well.

I've been reading up on this, the installation made sense, and I think I did it properly, but im unsure what to do next.

Any ideas or hints?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 10:02 AM   #2
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Old 11-20-2003, 11:58 AM   #3
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First of all, check in /var/lib/wine and look at the config file you should find there. In it, there will be linux path definitions for your windows drives: A:, C:, D: etc. Stick the executables of the windows apps you wish to run in the path for your "C" drive (make any directories you wish) and then try to run them by typing:

wine c:\\my_directory\\my_application.exe

or wine c:\\my_application.exe if you created no directories. You have to use two backslashes because of course in Unix a backslash is the escape character - you need two of them to tell it that you actually do want a backslash here.

If you're lucky it may work straight off. If not you'll need more expert help than I can give you. Good luck!

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