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    HowTo: Easily Launch Programs Installed In Wine

    Hey, I thought i would share an easy way to launch your programs that you have installed with Wine (not xwine because guis are for suckers )

    But Here Ill Set you through the process.. .its rather short so try to keep attention focused lol.

    In this HowTo, im going to use the Program i reciently installed, Photoshop

    First Step.
    Open Applications Menu Editor
    Applications > System Tools > Application Menu Editor

    Second Step.
    Click The New Menu Button.

    Fill Out Wine Apps (or whatever you want) for the name. and hit enter. You can Add an Icon if you wish, i prefer to keep mine default for now.

    Third Step.
    Click On The New Menu Item You Just Created. Now Click The Button That Says New Entry.

    Fill Out the Form the way you like.
    as for the command. youll want to enter:
    wine /home/{user}/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/{path to your program.exe}

    Choose an Icon If You Wish, again i didnt due to preference. And lastly you want to click the 'run in terminal' button.

    Close The Menu Editor And Voila! You Now have a quick and easy way to launch your favorite windoz programs ^_^. I think this is a good howto.. considering if its one youll use alot... doing this will save you quite some time in the end..

    Enjoy!

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    Re: HowTo: Easily Launch Programs Installed In Wine

    Thanks.
    Very Helpful.

    Ike

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    Re: HowTo: Easily Launch Programs Installed In Wine

    Or if you're not using gnome, you could create a bash alias by adding a line similar to this to your ~/.bash_aliases:

    alias program_name='wine /home/{user}/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/{path to your program.exe}'

    this would allow you to start the program from the terminal.

    nice guide by the way

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    Re: HowTo: Easily Launch Programs Installed In Wine

    or you can use the wine virtual path
    wine "C:\Program Files\Program\program.exe"
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    Re: HowTo: Easily Launch Programs Installed In Wine

    In my case, only the second method worked ('wine "C:\Program Files...").

    The first method ('wine /home/{user}/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files...') did not.

    Anyone has any idea why?

    S.

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    Re: HowTo: Easily Launch Programs Installed In Wine

    ^^ same for me.
    Last edited by score100; April 19th, 2010 at 04:31 PM.

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    How to launch programs installed in wine from the console (terminal), the correct

    Example, I have installed e-Sword 10 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with wine 1.4, and to launch put on terminal:


    wine "C:\Program Files\e-Sword\e-Sword.exe"


    And working. It should be as it is here, closed in quotes the program path with "\" writen.

    God Bless You
    Last edited by wachin; August 4th, 2012 at 03:19 PM.

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