[Wine] Wine desktop emulation

Martin Gregorie martin at gregorie.org
Sat Mar 26 06:30:18 CDT 2011

On Sat, 2011-03-26 at 04:25 -0500, Snowball wrote:
> i usually like to play older games with wine, and many of them are
> restricted to a screen resolution of SVGA or XGA ect. This looks of
> course incredibly bad on a Full HD Widescreen.
> Some of these games offer parameters or modes to play them in windowed
> mode (DiabloII, ...), some of them do only support the ALT+Return
> method (which doesn't seem to work in wine?), some of them do neither.
> Fortunately I can start all games on an emulated Desktop with small
> size
> Question: is it possible to start wine with a parameter or prefix that
> makes it switch to emulated desktop mode? It's annoying to start
> winecfg to enable/disable it every time before starting a specific
> application :(
Put the game(s) in a separate wine prefix and/or run it from a shell
script that does something like:

export WINEPREFIX = $HOME/name_of_prefix
# set emulated desktop mode
cd $WINEPREFIX/name of directory containing the program
wine the_program
# unset emulated mode


> Kind regards, Snowball

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