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Originally Posted by Manchunian It's only a shot in the dark I'm afraid, but let's try changing the permissions on the file. Run the following: Code: sudo chmod -R u+rw ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manchunian View Post
    It's only a shot in the dark I'm afraid, but let's try changing the permissions on the file. Run the following:

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    sudo chmod -R u+rw $HOME/.wine
    Damn it! Nothing happened...

    Hm anyway it seems like either Ubuntu 7.04 or Wine 9.0.59 is bugged. Maybe that's why there is newer versions available. Or just the virtual machine can't perform properly
    I think I 'll get used to it...

    Oh, and finally the error is about permissions, right? Right?

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    Yeah, it looks like it's a permissions thing.
    Let's try this differently. Let's see if a program that I've managed to get working in Wine works for you. If it doesn't, then we'll know there's a problem. The program is here. Make sure the executable is indeed executable first (right click, properties, tick 'is executable' box) then click it. It should work. If it does, you'll soon find yourself in front of the first computer game I ever got totally immersed in: Mercenary, Escape from Targ. Classic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manchunian View Post
    Yeah, it looks like it's a permissions thing.
    Let's try this differently. Let's see if a program that I've managed to get working in Wine works for you. If it doesn't, then we'll know there's a problem. The program is here. Make sure the executable is indeed executable first (right click, properties, tick 'is executable' box) then click it. It should work. If it does, you'll soon find yourself in front of the first computer game I ever got totally immersed in: Mercenary, Escape from Targ. Classic!
    Hey! I think there's a display problem. Check it out:

    The window lines are invisible! Oh why?

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    Strange - I don't know why. But still, hey, we know that Wine works. And give that game a try too - a real blast from the past!
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Manchunian View Post
    Strange - I don't know why. But still, hey, we know that Wine works. And give that game a try too - a real blast from the past!
    Yeah I got it in Greek this is more like it. It's an old game but good isn't it?
    Strange things with wine anyway...

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    Mercenary is absolute class! It's not to everyone's liking - it can get a bit repetive - but it was one of the first "alternate reality" games. But the one you've posted isn't the original. The original is Escape from Targ - all wire graphics, but the game was running on the Commodore 64, Atari XL etc. A good game like that never dies.
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    I'm with you

    Hey let's say it's allright with wine... Where the installed programs are located? I mean, where do I have access to wine programs?

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    You type

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    wine name_of_program
    That's it. Alternatively, if you have a launcher, you click the launcher. If you want to know where the programs are stored, well they're in that hidden wine folder:

    .wine/drive_c/program Files
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    Wink

    Nice!!!
    Hey thanks.

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    You might find a launcher has already been created for you somewhere. If not, make one yourself, it's easy. Have fun!
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