[Wine] How do I run a 32 bit windows game on a 64 bit ubuntu machin

Martin Gregorie martin at gregorie.org
Mon Nov 14 05:54:40 CST 2011

On Sun, 2011-11-13 at 19:37 -0600, jobsworth6912 wrote:
> It would be nice to have an icon on the desktop to start the game or
> a menu entry.
Ubuntu almost certainly has a method for creating an application
launcher for your game though I don't know where it is or what its
called because I don't use Ubuntu. On Fedora it is part of the "Main
Menu" system tool.

> Wine does sometimes generate menu entries but for this game I have to 
> browse with nautilus to .wine and then to SoF2.exe, right click on it and then select wine.
> winecfg-->drives must include /media/sofii_1 or it cannot find the cd.
IMO the best way to do all this is to write a wrapper script for the
game and point the launcher at that rather than the EXE. See
and/or search the Wine forum archives for "wrapper script".

> There is no easy way to implement the path variable under wine except 
> using wine regedit and even then wine cannot find SoF2.exe.
The link above also tells you how to change the search path.


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