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Use Play-on-Linux with other Mounts.. and Profile for existing installations

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TheGacko Monday 16 July 2012 at 10:52


I am really liking the way PlayOnLinux is working out for me but..

How can I create a Profile for existing installations?

I dual-boot Windows XP which is usefull for working around some problems with installations. When booted into Ubuntu 12.04 I just mount the NTFS drive where all my games are installed and most games work fine just running the executable. However I would like to take advantage of the scripts used with PlayOnLinux with winecfg etc to run these games but I can't seem to work out how to create a PoL profile/drive etc that runs executibles from another mount point (usually Z:/media/drivemount/games/gamefolder etc. Is this possible with manual editing?

Ive also tried Installing Games but refering the location to another mount in media but this doesnt work either as it seems to lose where PoL should be looking for executibles.

Any workarounds?
petch Monday 16 July 2012 at 12:45

Running apps from an installed Windows installation is not supported by Wine, and may break Windows installation:
Running apps from NTFS is not guaranteed to work using Wine:

That's not supported by Wine, therefore it's not supported by PlayOnLinux.

Edited by petch