[Wine] current directory setting at startup?

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 17:26:34 CDT 2011

On 10/10/11 12:40 AM, Roald Ribe wrote:
> Platform X86, Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit, wine 1.3.15
> Hello,
> When I try to launch a game in wine, the game requires the directory 
> where the .exe file is located to be the current directory at startup 
> time. If I start the game by clicking on it in Nautilus, this seems to 
> be handled automatically. But when I try to start the game by invoking 
> it from an icon defined in Main Menu, it stops because it can not 
> locate it's files.
> When launching a program with the wine command, like:
> wine "c:/Program Files/Claw/CLAW.EXE"
> the program starts but reports that it can not load resource files.
> If I make a .bat file like:
> c:
> cd "\Program Files\Claw"
> claw.exe
> the game will start correctly, invoked by
> wine start "c:/Program Files/Claw/claw.bat"
> It seems to me that there should be an additional parameter in the 
> wine command, to set the current directory before the executable is 
> invoked. This would correspond with how a program is defined in 
> progman.exe as well. It should not be necessary to make a script or 
> write a batch file for each program. Or maybe I have missed an easy 
> way to acheive this essential functionality?
No, you are not missing anything.   Windows programs are designed to be 
started from the directory in which they are installed.  Blame this on 


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