[Wine] Re: Thinking of getting wine

dimesio wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon Jan 18 07:37:19 CST 2010

theuseless wrote:
> :D I realy like what I have read so far about Ubuntu and wine.  I only have one question:
> Can I still use mods for Oblivion or Fallout 3?  This is very important to me (I have no life, laugh if you want).  Most mods require you to install to the oblivion/data folder, which I'm fairly certain will still work.  This can be a sub-directory of whatever.  There are a few mods out there however as well as aftermarket programs which require Oblivion to be installed to the default C:/Program Files/Bethesda/Oblivion directory.  Can I run such programs, or would it be possible for me to write a plugin to do this?  Sorry in advance if it is a sin to use windows refs  [Evil or Very Mad] 
> I basically know nothing of playing those games on wine, but have seen the videos on youtube and am steering towards this option more and more.
> I'm with stupid  [Arrow]  theuseless

Check the AppDB for information on the games you are interested in. Be sure to read and follow any howtos. As for the install directory, Wine creates its own fake C:\ drive in ~/.wine that includes the standard Windows directories, including Program Files. Your game will think it has been installed to the default directory.

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