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    dspaff088 NNTP User

    Default How to correctly run wine

    another openSUSE noob question,

    I am running openSuse 11 and i found wine in the 'Software Management' section. I installed it, but i do not know how to work it. I found some command lines that were supposed to access the game/app in windows, but i am certain i did it incorrectly.

    If someone could please help me out with guided instructions it would be greatly appreciated.

    I mainly plan on using wine for various online poker clients, Counter Strike, World of warcraft, and some video software.


    thanks

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    Default Re: How to correctly run wine

    Quote Originally Posted by dspaff088
    another openSUSE noob question,

    I am running openSuse 11 and i found wine in the 'Software Management'
    section. I installed it, but i do not know how to work it. I found some
    command lines that were supposed to access the game/app in windows, but
    i am certain i did it incorrectly.

    If someone could please help me out with guided instructions it would
    be greatly appreciated.

    I mainly plan on using wine for various online poker clients, Counter
    Strike, World of warcraft, and some video software.


    thanks
    Hi
    To run an application you need to provide the full path to where it's
    installed in your user wine directory (~/.wine) for example;
    Code:
    wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/notepad.exe
    If you have installed programs via a setup program eg;
    Code:
    wine setup.exe
    It should be installed in the ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/ directory
    (the ~/ is shorthand for /home/username directory) you would then run
    it via;
    Code:
    wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/some_program/some_program.exe
    There is also a utility called winecfg for configuration.

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    dspaff088 NNTP User

    Default Re: How to correctly run wine

    well alot of the things you said were right over my head haha,

    but the notepad line of code brought up a notebook app, so i guess i have wine installed correctly or else that wouldnt work

    for instance, when i look under my filesystem i find all my windows files including:

    /windows/C/Program Files/World of Warcraft/wow.exe
    /windows/C/Program Files/Full Tilt Poker/FullTiltPoker.exe

    now what is the command line that i must construct to open these thru wine? I have been messing with it throughout the day and i just get message after message about how the files cannot be found


    Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: How to correctly run wine

    Quote Originally Posted by dspaff088
    well alot of the things you said were right over my head haha,

    but the notepad line of code brought up a notebook app, so i guess i
    have wine installed correctly or else that wouldnt work

    for instance, when i look under my filesystem i find all my windows
    files including:

    /windows/C/Program Files/World of Warcraft/wow.exe
    /windows/C/Program Files/Full Tilt Poker/FullTiltPoker.exe

    now what is the command line that i must construct to open these thru
    wine? I have been messing with it throughout the day and i just get
    message after message about how the files cannot be found


    Thanks for your help
    Hi
    In that case you need to enclose in "path/name.exe" eg;

    Code:
    wine "/windows/C/WINDOWS/notepad.exe"
    
    wine "/windows/C/Program Files/World of Warcraft/wow.exe"
    
    wine "/windows/C/Program Files/Full Tilt Poker/FullTiltPoker.exe"
    Now if they are setup programs they will install under your home
    directory ~/.wine so you would need to look down in this directory for
    the application.

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