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Post by yo » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:49 am

hi all, im starting in the linux world !!

so this is my question :

i wanna run 1app that is installed in my windows partition.

the app im refering is world of warcraft, this game does not have any entry in the windows registry (on windows machines you can copy the wow folder from one hd to another hd on other computer and play without reinstall)

so i think it must be possible to run the game without installing it in the wine virtual c.

so is this possible or must i install all the game for wine.

thx in advance for the replyes ppl.

Mark Knecht

noob question :)

Post by Mark Knecht » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:00 pm

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 8:49 AM, yo <wineforum-user@winehq.org> wrote:
hi all, im starting in the linux world !!

so this is my question :

i wanna run 1app that is installed in my windows partition.

the app im refering is world of warcraft, this game does not have any entry in the windows registry (on windows machines you can copy the wow folder from one hd to another hd on other computer and play without reinstall)

so i think it must be possible to run the game without installing it in the wine virtual c.

so is this possible or must i install all the game for wine.

thx in advance for the replyes ppl.
You can try to run it from the existing Windows partition. It will
work or it won't. No harm trying.

1) You'll need to mount the Windows partition so that Linux can see
it. If the partition is NTFS or something like that then you'll have
to enable NTFS drivers in the kernel.

2) Run winecfg and add the windows partition as a new drive that Wine
understands.

3) At this point give it a try. Run something like

wine "d:\Program Files\WOW\wow.exe" or whatever the name of the
directory and executable is, and assuming that you mounted the windows
partition as drive D.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

- Mark

Markus Hitter

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Post by Markus Hitter » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:33 pm

Am 06.03.2008 um 17:59 schrieb Mark Knecht:
You can try to run it from the existing Windows partition. It will
work or it won't. No harm trying.
While this can work for some applications (those few not using the
registry), I certainly can't recommend it for newbies. Just a small
mistake and a noob mounts the drive as C:, hosing his native Windows
installation.

It's better to just run the installer with Wine.


Markus

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DARKGuy .

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Post by DARKGuy . » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:38 pm

Or just copy the folder. I did that and I'm playing :).

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 1:02 PM, Markus Hitter <mah@jump-ing.de> wrote:
Am 06.03.2008 um 17:59 schrieb Mark Knecht:
You can try to run it from the existing Windows partition. It will
work or it won't. No harm trying.
While this can work for some applications (those few not using the
registry), I certainly can't recommend it for newbies. Just a small
mistake and a noob mounts the drive as C:, hosing his native Windows
installation.

It's better to just run the installer with Wine.


Markus

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Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter
http://www.jump-ing.de/





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Post by Mark Knecht » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:40 pm

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 9:32 AM, Markus Hitter <mah@jump-ing.de> wrote:
Am 06.03.2008 um 17:59 schrieb Mark Knecht:

You can try to run it from the existing Windows partition. It will
work or it won't. No harm trying.
While this can work for some applications (those few not using the
registry), I certainly can't recommend it for newbies. Just a small
mistake and a noob mounts the drive as C:, hosing his native Windows
installation.

It's better to just run the installer with Wine.


Markus
Yeah, good point. I was looking at it from the point of view that he
runs winecfg to create a new installation and then adds his existing
game partition to the mix. you are very correct that if he makes a
mistake like you suggest he could end up quite unhappy.

Best he takes it easy and tries loading it under wine itself, at least for now.

- Mark

Paul Johnson

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Post by Paul Johnson » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:43 pm

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Mark Knecht <markknecht@gmail.com> wrote:
You can try to run it from the existing Windows partition. It will
work or it won't. No harm trying.

1) You'll need to mount the Windows partition so that Linux can see
it. If the partition is NTFS or something like that then you'll have
to enable NTFS drivers in the kernel.
Be aware that some games will work when running from the wine folder,
but not from an NTFS partition. Steam is a notorious example.

--
Paul Johnson
baloo@ursine.ca

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