View Full Version : Sharing Wine installed games?

August 24th, 2007, 04:59 PM
is it possible for a multi-user workstation?

currently I have all my games installed under my Wine install ~/.wine

I don't really want to have to re-install all these games under each user who uses my Workstation.

For example my daughter has her games she likes to play, sometimes my brother comes over, logs in and wants to play something I already have installed.


August 26th, 2007, 12:58 AM
perhaps I posted this in the wrong spot.. cause I'm sure Wine Apps/Games can be shared with multiple users.. I just can't find a post about it at the moment :(

August 26th, 2007, 01:04 AM
In theory, you could use wineprefixcreate to generate a .wine directory in a shared location:

wineprefixcreate --prefix /path/to/.wineThen all users would have access to it. When running apps in that directory, you would need to run them with an evironment variable. Something like this:

env WINEPREFIX="/path/to/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Game\Game.exe"