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TouchOdeath
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wine: could not open working directory

Post by TouchOdeath » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:54 am

When in Steam, and trying to play 'The Elder Scrolls Online', it opens the 'preparing to launch', then closes. Looking at the logs: /home/user/.steam/root/error.log

wine: could not open working directory L"unix\\home\\user\\.steam\\debian-installation\\steamapps\\common\\Zenimax Online\\", starting in the Windows directory.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: wine: could not open working directory

Post by TouchOdeath » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:37 pm

Please excuse my rudeness:

wine-6.0-rc4 (Staging)
Running latest version of Xubuntu 20.10
5.8.0-33-generic

I've tried Lutris, Lutris has two install methods. Standalone and Steam. The Steam version does the same thing, the standalone gives me another error. I've tried using the wine 'Stable', same result. I've tried winetricks, their installer doesn't seem to be complete yet. In steam, I've tried different versions of proton, nothing. Right now its set to 'Proton Experimental'. I've tried 'Proton-5.21-GE-1', 'Proton-5.13-4'.

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Re: wine: could not open working directory

Post by IS2511 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:08 am

Same problem with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

wine-6.0-rc4 (Staging)
Proton-5.13-4 / Proton-5.21-GE-1
Latest Parrot OS
5.7.0-2parrot2-amd64

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Re: wine: could not open working directory

Post by IS2511 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:46 pm

Found a solution for my case!
I was using an NTFS partition for my Steam library and apparently wine + FUSE fs is no good. (accidentally found out when messing with PlayOnLinux)
So I just created a new ext4 partition (lazy) and installed Skyrim all over again. Everything works now!
FUSE filesystem may be a common cause for wine and Proton problems I guess

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