[Wine] The perils of GMAX
bryan at katofiad.co.nz
Sat Jul 17 21:35:16 CDT 2010
On 07/17/2010 03:34 AM, A Nonny Moose wrote:
> I figured so much had gone wrong while messing about that I started over.
> I reinstalled UBUNTU on a fresh partition, reinstalled wine, and moved over my downloads directory. After some messing about setting up UBUNTU the way I like it, I installed Gmax, and ran in the winetricks vcrun6 script. Gmax has stopped hiccuping.
I heartily recommend using the WINEPREFIX to compartmentalize
installations of programs you use with WINE. Even when you haven't, you
could have restarted everything you'd done with gmax simply by deleting
the .wine folder in your home directory. If you don't specify a
WINEPREFIX, WINE will automatically create a spanking new vanilla .wine
folder for you the next time you run a command with wine, winecfg, or
winetricks. Reinstalling your entire operating system for WINE is so
Using WINEPREFIX also gives you the added benefit of being able to take
any program you like using under WINE and copy it to any other computer
you are using. Simply copy the WINEPREFIX directory and the data files
the program created in your home directory (if any) to your other
computer and you will find you not only have another working copy of the
program, but also that it is in the same exact working state of the
original installation. Very handy.
Furthermore, any special configurations needed for one program that is
difficult to install is localized to its own WINEPREFIX, and doesn't
effect any other programs you want to install.
Save yourself time and your hard disks wear and tear. Try WINEPREFIX today!
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