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    hi

    any chance to install and play games from ISO files?

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    On 05/30/2011 11:36 AM, loand wrote:
    > any chance to install and play games from ISO files?


    sure, just mount the iso:

    Code:
    su -      <enter rootpassword)
    mount -oloop [put full ISO path/name here.iso] /mnt
    You should then be able to access the files and folders inside the ISO
    in the folder named /mnt

    whether it will run/be playable or not depends on if it is a native
    linux game, or something else...and, you have all the stuff for the
    'something else'

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    If it is a windows game you will need wine. There is a program which helps
    you installing windows games
    http://www.playonlinux.com/
    it is available via the packman repo.
    But you should be aware that many windows games have copy protection and
    other protection on the original cd/dvd which makes it impossible that you
    run the game without putting the original cd/dvd into your drive!
    So in such a case mounting the iso will not help you much the game will
    refuse to play.

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    Default Re: iso file games

    thanks for your answears,

    like martin mentioned about wine and windows games I was wondering if I could use the iso mounting command DenverD did write
    Code:
    su -      <enter rootpassword)
    mount -oloop [put full ISO path/name here.iso] /mnt
    to open iso file with wine and install the game?

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    loand wrote:

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    > thanks for your answears,
    >
    > like martin mentioned about wine and windows games I was wondering if I
    > could use the iso mounting command DenverD did write
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > su - <enter rootpassword)
    > mount -oloop [put full ISO path/name here.iso] /mnt
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    > to open iso file with wine and install the game?
    >

    You simply need to try it. I never did. I would guess there is some chance
    that it simply works. You will need to configure wine so that it can see the
    path where you mount it to (winecfg has some settings to map linux paths to
    windows drive names).

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    Default Re: iso file games

    I will try do that wine + iso later on and will post results, thanks for answers and the mapping advice

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    Default Re: iso file games

    Quote Originally Posted by loand View Post
    thanks for your answears,

    like martin mentioned about wine and windows games I was wondering if I could use the iso mounting command DenverD did write
    Code:
    su -      <enter rootpassword)
    mount -oloop [put full ISO path/name here.iso] /mnt
    to open iso file with wine and install the game?
    Yes it's possible if the game runs under wine. Think of an iso file as a CD/DVD and the loop device as your virtual DVD drive. The mount command is just like putting the CD/DVD into the drive. After that You can see the whole contents of the CD/DVD in the /mnt directory. It is of course possible to mount it anywhere You like provided the directory exists.

    After that it's just like in windows. Once You have the CD/DVD inserted in your virtual driver You need to install the game. You have to do this by running something like setup.exe with wine.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by glistwan View Post
    Yes it's possible if the game runs under wine. Think of an iso file as a CD/DVD and the loop device as your virtual DVD drive. The mount command is just like putting the CD/DVD into the drive. After that You can see the whole contents of the CD/DVD in the /mnt directory. It is of course possible to mount it anywhere You like provided the directory exists.

    After that it's just like in windows. Once You have the CD/DVD inserted in your virtual driver You need to install the game. You have to do this by running something like setup.exe with wine.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    good to hear it is possible to install and run the game from iso files using wine and enjoy it, I dont really play games much so I am not with rush on using it but when I'll try I will be probably posting some questions

    dzieki rodaku

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