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Old 17. Jun 2013, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Launching old windows games

Just a quick pointer for Linux user when launching old Windows 95 games (Era). If you use Dolphin file manager you can pin the closest folder (to the games executable) to the left column which will then make the game .exe files executable. A small shortcut, because this can't be done using Caja or Nautilus.

Of course you must have Wine installed.
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I guess I should also add that I'm doing this using Mint15 Mate. I'm unable to mention the name of these games because they are not free. The problem I was having was when creating new items using the Edit Menus program these older Win 95 era games wouldn't launch. I would have to go to Caja and tunnel down the wine folders to the .exe file and launch via the context menu using the Wine program loader. Using Dolphin I could pin a direct link of the Folders containing the executables to the left column saving allot of time.

Synapse is another great time saver if you don't mind a little typing.

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Old 18. Jun 2013, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This problem with Caja I have found applies to Mint 15 Mate, Mint 14's Caja doesn't have this problem. Don't know about Cinnamon but I plan on replacing this Distr with Cinnamon since there will be no Mint 16 Mate. After using this Distro I have found a few niggles but otherwise I'm able to run all of my games albeit they are far from new games like Call of Duty

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