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Old 08-16-2005, 01:46 AM   #1
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Starcraft and wine

I dont get it its giving me an error even when i follow the directions, this is that i get:
StarCraft is unable to read required file. Your Starcraft CD may no be in the CDROM drive. Please esnusre that StarCraft disc is in the CDROM drive and press OK. To leave the program, press EXIT.

Any help?
Old 08-16-2005, 03:55 AM   #2
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Wine has always impressed me and I was just playing around, so I haven't done more than load it up and click 'exit' at the menu, but I know for a fact that it's smooth sailing that far because I installed that very prog myself within the past few weeks.
I compile from source, so I can't speak for the packages from linuxpackages, but I can tell you that version 20050725 of Wine compiled without so much as a noticable warning with a -current system, and they've included rudimentary GUI configuration with 'winecfg' now: what I assume is your issue is that you need a symbolic link in your ~/.wine/dosdevices/ directory to wherever you mount your cdrom (/mnt/cdrom usually). Additionally, you need to identify it as a cdrom drive instead of a hard drive for programs to treat it as such, and doing so is 100% point-and-click with 'winecfg' in 20050725.

Just incase your cdrom doesn't work 'out of the box', you could always try ripping the disc and mounting it as a loopback device by typing 'mount -t iso9660 -o loop [insert your dirs]'. (may have to tinker with losetup and/or modprobing modules). Just don't forget, if you have issues with winecfg, you'll have to manually identify it as a cdrom; but with any luck, one of those methods'll have it running with no more than a couple clicks.

If this is what you already tried (what directions you're referring to is a mystery to me), then all I can suggest is using slapt-get to upgrade everything to -current. Since that's what my system is and I had no problems, at that point I'd assume your problem is a driver incompatibility, and that I can't help you with.

Good luck with it.
Old 08-16-2005, 08:03 AM   #3
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I seem to remember reading in the Wine Wiki that some windoze cdroms need the 'unhide' option fstab cdrom entry. You might want to check that.

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