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kbozz71 Tuesday 8 October 2013 at 18:53
kbozz71Anonymous

Hi, can the wine version used for a game be changed after install? Or must it be installed again? Example, Skyrim installed from the games list in POL uses wine 1.5.2 I believe, but if I wanted to use a newer version like 1.7.1 like in another poster's thread, would I have to do a complete re install? Thanks
petch Tuesday 8 October 2013 at 20:30
petch
Developer

- Install the version(s) you want to use: Tools > Manage Wine versions
- Change the version used for a virtual drive: Configure button > (select virtual drive) > General tab > Wine version

tip: you can open for former by clicking on the "+" button near the latter place.
Also, just remember you cannot convert a virtual drive from 32bit to 64bit, or the reverse; So you can only choose among the installed Wine versions of the same architecture.
That's it!
kbozz71 Tuesday 8 October 2013 at 23:15
kbozz71Anonymous

- Install the version(s) you want to use: Tools > Manage Wine versions
- Change the version used for a virtual drive: Configure button > (select virtual drive) > General tab > Wine version

tip: you can open for former by clicking on the "+" button near the latter place.
Also, just remember you cannot convert a virtual drive from 32bit to 64bit, or the reverse; So you can only choose among the installed Wine versions of the same architecture.
That's it!

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Thanks petch, I knew where to go to make changes, just wanted to make sure I didn't screw the install up. Takes a while to download these games and get them running. Thanks again.
booman Wednesday 9 October 2013 at 1:42
booman

I have wondered the same thing. I'm pretty sure Wine is independent from your virtual drive. I have never seen changing Wine versions screw up a game installation or library installation.

What game are you trying out?

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petch Wednesday 9 October 2013 at 7:58
petch
Developer

I don't think I ever had issues because of that either; I guess it's possible, but Wine seems to keep a good backward and forward compatibility between versions.
kbozz71 Tuesday 15 October 2013 at 15:13
kbozz71Anonymous

I have wondered the same thing. I'm pretty sure Wine is independent from your virtual drive. I have never seen changing Wine versions screw up a game installation or library installation.

What game are you trying out?

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Hi booman,
Was going to run Skyrim with the newer version of wine. Haven't gotten around to it yet, probably this weekend but will let everyone know if it works without issues.
booman Tuesday 15 October 2013 at 16:54
booman

I have a full step-by-step guide on installing Skyrim with PlayOnLinux here:  Skyrim Guide

Specs for Skyrim guide
Mint 14 32-bit
PlayOnLinux: 4.2.1
Wine: 1.7.1
GeForce 550 Ti (2 Gig RAM)

It ran great by the way!

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bluedevil678 Thursday 24 April 2014 at 22:07
bluedevil678

My version for World of tanks does not seem to want to change, I downloaded 1.7.1-CSMT but am unable to actually set that for the game...

Under wine version for the game it only lists 1.7.12 and system?? 

Any advice would be very appreciated as I am hoping this will fix my FPS drop from 44 to 5pfs in World of tanks 

Apologies - Was selecting incorrect architecture - The correct wine version is now available 

Edited by bluedevil678


Think First, Speak Later...
booman Thursday 24 April 2014 at 22:23
booman

Sure...

  1. Launch PlayOnLinux
  2. Click Tools
  3. Click Manage Wine Versions
  4. Select version of Wine on the left side
  5. Click the Left Arrow in the middle to download
  6. When finished, the new version of Wine will be on the left side
  7. Close Wine Manager
Now go back to PlayOnLinux
  1. Click Configure
  2. Select World of Tanks on the left side
  3. General Tab is the default tab
  4. Click the little arrow next to Wine Version
  5. Select 1.7.1-CSMT

Thats all
Now launch your game

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thePeatree Sunday 18 May 2014 at 10:02
thePeatreeAnonymous

Sure...
Launch PlayOnLinuxClick ToolsClick Manage Wine VersionsSelect version of Wine on the left sideClick the Left Arrow in the middle to downloadWhen finished, the new version of Wine will be on the left sideClose Wine ManagerNow go back to PlayOnLinuxClick ConfigureSelect World of Tanks on the left sideGeneral Tab is the default tabClick the little arrow next to Wine VersionSelect 1.7.1-CSMT
Thats allNow launch your game

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Hi there, new to the forums :) 

I have done, step-by-step, what you have mentioned except for Steam and it does not save the wine version when I "5. Select 1.7.1-CSMT" ... For some reason whenever I select another tab or close the Configuration window and go back to check the Wine version, it is still on "System" 

Should I not maybe just update the "System" version (I assume this is my standard wine installation?) to the version I want? (1.7.1-CSMT)


Your help is appreciated :)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Updates installed) and POL 4.2.2 , System Wine is 1.6.2 as per Ubuntu software center..

Cheers :)


EDIT: Not sure if this was an error on my side... removed POL and Wine through Terminal, Installed Latest wine to system (1.7) and reinstalled POL 4.2.2. Reinstalled Steam and it finally showed (in configure) the 32bit "Steam" with the Application under it...

Cheers again

Edited by thePeatree

booman Monday 19 May 2014 at 14:26
booman

Sounds like you had a problem with PlayOnLinux.
Removing and installing again was probably the best solution.

I never mess with the "System" version because its there as a "template"
I always create a new virtual drive and use a downloaded version of Wine for each game.

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