Gizmos Freeware Reviews  

Go Back   Gizmo's Freeware Forum > Freeware Forum > Linux

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 15. Oct 2011, 03:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
wdhpr's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The north Coast
Posts: 1,513
Default Getting Windows game CDs to work on Linux

I love my Linux Mint OS and hardly ever boot into windows. The problem is I also love to play games. I've got old dos games figured out with the use of DosBox using DBG as a front end. See more on that here:

For more modern games that require CD's you will need to use Wine. On the Wine website it gives a list of Windows games that can be played. Take a look here:

Make sure you have Wine installed. Then install the game using the Wine uninstall software app (it also allows installations) At the upper right hand click install then browse to the setup/install file.
I have found the key to success is letting wine know where to find the location of the game CD. With the game CD into your CD drive open the Wine configuration app click the drives tab then click add and then browse to your file system and then into the media folder there you will see the folder with the name of your game CD click on the open. Then click on apply at the bottom right of the wine configuration. When executing the the games exec file it will now know where to find the CD.
You can then edit your menu/games section and add a new item again you will have to browse to the exe file which is normally found in the .Wine --> drive_c --> program files --> game folder. (make sure you can view hidden files)

Just for your info there is a utility called Play on Linux which is supposed to help with windows software and should be found in your software manager. I didn't care for it but thats not to say it isn't good rather it just didn't work well for me.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg install1.jpg (30.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Wine config1.jpg (36.9 KB, 6 views)

Last edited by wdhpr; 15. Oct 2011 at 04:01 AM.
wdhpr is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.