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    Game -Wine

    I have installed a game using wine. A few months back it worked great. I have had to redo it because of a fresh install. When I click it to open , it comes up and stays for a few seconds then disappears. What may be causing this to happen/
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    Re: Game -Wine

    Did you... take a picture of your monitor?

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    Try to run it from the terminal and see what error messages you get.

    I assume that now you are trying to run the game with a newer version of Wine and maybe it does not work with it. Sometimes this happens with Wine. A newer version of it breaks some games that worked with the previous version. It's rare, but it happens.

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    Re: Game -Wine

    could you start the game in a terminal window then write the output you get? =)

    Edti: Damn kostkon, took you 5min to send that in? wasn't there before ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrat View Post
    could you start the game in a terminal window then write the output you get? =)

    Edti: Damn kostkon, took you 5min to send that in? wasn't there before ^^
    Because game uses 'wine', what would I type in terminal, Sorry for sounding like a "dummy"
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    Re: Game -Wine

    You should type...

    wine game

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    Re: Game -Wine

    Just to be a little more specific, the proper usage of Wine is like this:
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    cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/game/directory/
    wine game.exe
    Change the "game/directory" and "game.exe" to match your actual game. If you run the game like this, any error messages produced by Wine will be output to the terminal, which you can then copy/paste here. Please make sure you use the forum "[code]" tags when you post the output, it will make it much more readable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogadh View Post
    Just to be a little more specific, the proper usage of Wine is like this:
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    cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/game/directory/
    wine game.exe
    Change the "game/directory" and "game.exe" to match your actual game. If you run the game like this, any error messages produced by Wine will be output to the terminal, which you can then copy/paste here. Please make sure you use the forum "[code]" tags when you post the output, it will make it much more readable.
    Ok, so the name of the game is Mah Jong Medley
    So what would the exact code in terminal be for this to attempt opening? It's in the c/ folder in wine
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    Re: Game -Wine

    dougie@DougiesLeanMachine:~$ wine mah jong medley.exe
    fixme:atl:AtlModuleInit SEMI-STUB (0x4042c8 0x404578 0x400000)
    fixmele:CoInitializeSecurity (0x12ae80,-1,(nil),(nil),4,3,(nil),0,(nil)) - stub!
    fixme:advapi:RegisterEventSourceW ((null),L"Viewpoint Manager Service"): stub
    fixme:advapi:ReportEventW (0xcafe4242,0x0004,0x0000,0x00000000,(nil),0x0001, 0x00000000,0x7e2f3984,(nil)): stub
    fixme:advapieregisterEventSource (0xcafe4242) stub
    wine: could not load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\mah.exe": Module not found
    dougie@DougiesLeanMachine:~$ fixme:toolhelp:CreateToolhelp32Snapshot Unimplemented: heap list snapshot
    fixme:toolhelp:CreateToolhelp32Snapshot Unimplemented: heap list snapshot
    fixme:toolhelp:CreateToolhelp32Snapshot Unimplemented: heap list snapshot
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    Re: Game -Wine

    Quote Originally Posted by DougieFresh4U View Post
    dougie@DougiesLeanMachine:~$ wine mah jong medley.exe
    you can *NOT* have spaces in your file names at the shell prompt or linux will have a spit.

    if oyur file names have spaces in them, one way round this is to shove the files inside qoutes. your command should look like this instead

    wine "mah jong medley.exe"

    copy and paste everything above and it should go fine
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