[Wine] Changing Wine's mapping of system folders (Documents etc)

lostandfound wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Oct 22 21:48:24 CDT 2008

Hi, thanks for reading.

I'm playing Neverwinter Nights 2 on Wine. Let me just say first of all that it runs great!).

Thing is, the game defaults (as most games do) to saving save-files and options to the Documents folder. Some browsing on their forums shows that this is in line with Microsoft's new (post-Vista) policy for all software titles, user-specific settings go into Documents.

Anyhow, this results in my save-games (and a couple of file settings) going into my /home/{username}/ folder. It creates a folder with the game's name there and saves everything there. Thing is that I tend to format the entire home partition every once in a while, and am trying to minimize the number of things I'll have to remember to copy. So, I'd like to know whether I can somehow tell NWN2, through Wine, that the Documents folder (I assume that's what they're using) is somewhere else.

Just a note, I could of course copy the folder out of my home partition to my data partition and symlink it every time, but would like a more elegant and permanent (non-dependent on my remembering to do this) solution.


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