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zexter 11-04-2004 02:22 PM

starcraft with wine
can someone tell me how to use wine to run starcraft?

-thanks in advance

Baddox 11-04-2004 03:20 PM

First off, do you have wine installed? If so it should be a simply matter of running from a console:

wine /mnt/cdrom/setup.exe

...where /mnt/cdrom/ is the location of the starcraft cd and setup.exe is the setup executable (it might be something other than setup.exe, open the cd's autorun file up with a text edit to see which file is the setup file).

It should work since starcraft's a fairly old and basic game. If it doesn't work, I've never tried debugging wine so someone more qualified than I will have to reply :).

zexter 11-04-2004 04:07 PM

thank you!

GruiX 11-04-2004 05:03 PM

Maybe WineX is more appropriate for games than Wine
.. the problem is that WineX is not free

zexter 11-07-2004 03:28 AM

starcraft and wine
I installed Starcraft from wine successfully, but when I go to play it it tells me:
Data File Error
Starcraft is unable to read a required file. Your Starcraft CD may not be in the CDROM drive. Please ensure that the Starcraft disc is in the CDROM drive and press OK. Toleave the program, press Exit.

I have checked the CDROM path in the registry and it is fine.

i also get an error messege before that one saying that starcraft must be ran on a windows machine (not in those words but thats what its saying)

anyone have any suggestions?:cry:

Ry12 11-08-2004 03:48 AM

u need to add ur cdrom into the wine config

zexter 11-08-2004 10:46 AM

how do i do that?

Ry12 11-08-2004 03:44 PM
install that and run the cdrom thing

zexter 11-08-2004 06:26 PM

this is what the wine config file says about my cdrom drive

[Drive D]
"Path" = "/mnt/cdrom"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Label" = "CD-Rom
; make sure that device is correct and has proper permissions !
"Device" = "cdrom"

what should it say so i can play starcraft because when i try to play it says the cd isnt in the cdrom!
or what should i do to get this game up and running?

-thanks in advance

Ry12 11-08-2004 07:00 PM

try changing "Device" = "cdrom" to the device name of ur cd-rom
for me it would be "Device" = "/dev/cdrom1"
if u dont know what the device name is check /etc/fstab
try this if u still can't get it working

w0lv3rin3 11-09-2004 10:13 AM

I recieved an error similar to that, i just mounted my cdrom

mount /mnt/cdrom

zexter 11-09-2004 10:41 AM

ok i just mounted my cdrom drive.......... DAMNED THING STILL DOESNT WORK

Ry12 11-09-2004 03:41 PM

did u even try what i said?

zexter 11-10-2004 08:26 PM


kamowa 11-15-2004 12:11 PM

screw trying to run it with normal wine and go and get Point2Play and Cedega.

I got StarCraft running perfectly with it.

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