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Old 10-26-2004, 12:49 AM   #1
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Unhappy Basic wine question?

This may sound really strange, but I don't understand how WINE should work. I installed it, then installed a game called pokerstarsinstall.exe. All the above seems to have worked, with one exception. I can't seem to figure out how to run the program I installed. Can anyone enlighten me please?

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Old 10-26-2004, 01:05 AM   #2
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Read the documentation where you got your wine from. It's a relatively straight forward process. It manages to run various windows apps under *nix , some wine versions are better than others in a vendor specific sense. Cedega is pretty good for gaming with windows games although I'm not a gamer. Codeweavers works great and a little better than the regular wine for running apps like ie and office xp.

There is a simple program that will attempt to setup wine for a regular user it's called winesetuptk and if you google you may find it.

For more detailed info check out
Old 10-26-2004, 01:05 AM   #3
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Well, wine creates a fake c_drive that it uses to run all the windows programs you'll install. These should be under a hidden subdirectory of your home directory --


If you just downloaded the windows program, all you should have to do is run it like this, from the command line:

wine programname.exe
You may have to do some setup, like creating your fake windows drive etc -- but that might have already been done for you. Try running the program like that.

PS -- I don't think you installed that .exe program, as you'd have to run it to do so. You simply downloaded it.



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