[Wine] How to specify a working directory for an app
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Fri Nov 19 02:14:53 CST 2010
I have a game that I want to run multiple instances of. This game creates a mutex to prevent this. That kind of limits my options on getting this to work. I also want to run it in a virtual desktop, side-by-side.
So I copied my .wine directory to .wine2. I created a launcher for the game with the command:
env WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.wine2" wine "/home/username/Desktop/gamefolder/game.exe"
And this works until the game needs to use a file in its directory. At that point I get a "umm this file isn't here" message.
Not really knowing what I'm doing, I decided to try
env WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.wine2"; cd "home/username/Desktop/gamefolder/"; wine "/home/username/Desktop/gamefolder/game.exe"
But it didn't like that either.
How can I specify a starting/working directory for this game?
I'm on Ubuntu, running all this from a single user account. The game works fine if I simply click the .exe file using the default wine setup.
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