Discussion in 'PlayOnLinux' started by giffmemana, Jul 25, 2015.
With Wine 1.8? No way!
Hey, I was the one that discovered that and you saw it. I guess you just don't remember... Setting the prefix to XP fixes the problem.
In my case works too but i use always wine default prefix: windows xp
I have never seen any benefits of switching away from XP as the Win version in wine. In fact I have only experienced problems if I switch away (such as the battle.net client not working), and I have never encountered any information that indicate improvements if you use other Windows versions, so I never saw the point in switching away.
EDIT: I just looked up what Windows versions does in Wine, and according to official Wine documentation, Windows version is ONLY used if a program queries for Windows version. This is mostly only used if a program want to know what features are available. A lot of programs don't even do this, but instead use other methods to detect available features on your system.
In other words, it may change how a program attempts to do something. But when it comes to game emulation, you will not see any difference by using a different windows version other than the default XP.
In my case only used in specific cases when app dont run without change default wine prefix: windows xp, like mortal kombat komplete edition works with windows 7 prefix, 3dmark99 works with windows ME prefix, silent hill 3 works with windows ME prefix, TDUdecGUI (program for decrypt/encrypt test drive unlimited 2 config files) works with windows 7 prefix and others
I always use Windows 7
The reason is because I like the heirarchy changes they made to the directories.
No more XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\username
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data
Many game files and save games use these directories, so I have to mess with them from time to time. Most newer games use "Documents" or "Documents\My Games" or "My Documents\My Games" but some use those other folders.
i`m pass just to left a replied about the topic, its a problem with the research tool, just install IE8 and be happy, without this shit of messege, byt the way, booman, i was think about to translate you POL manual http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/forums/playonlinux-explained.25/ for Brazilian Portuguese do you have a problem with this, of course the credits is yours, i`m just want to help some guys that starting with playonlinux here, see ya!!!!
No problem at all. The PlayOnLinux Explained is a bit old, but a lot is still valid. Feel free to link to our forum and Guides!
tks booman by the way i made i little explain about how i meke my researchs to run my games on linux and i left e reference of you here, it was a request of one friend, tks...
Very nice! I saw our Guides in your video!
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