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alo21 Saturday 4 September 2010 at 12:05

Hi, i try to install Faraon, i can do it, but dose not run in all mode (with Wine, without, with play on linux, without).
gtfunding Tuesday 26 October 2010 at 8:31

Hell, This is my first post here.

Sorry this will look more complex then it is, But I do not know your skill level,
or experience so I am spelling out a bunch her. Please bear with Me.

If it does not run in wine directly then Your system wide version of wine is probably not compatible or You are not telling wine to run it in a virtual desktop.

Pharaoh needs to be run with settings similar to these if installed with a standard playonlinux install.

export WINEPREFIX="~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Pharaoh"
cd ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Pharaoh/drive_c/SIERRA/Pharaoh/
wine explorer /desktop=pharaoh,1024x768 Pharaoh.exe

Please replace the ~ with your home directory info as programs can be finicky.

So for example if your home directory was /home/alo21 then the commands should be.

export WINEPREFIX="/home/alo21/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Pharaoh"
cd /home/alo21/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Pharaoh/drive_c/SIERRA/Pharaoh/
wine explorer /desktop=pharaoh,1024x768 Pharaoh.exe

Just an example. Make sure You have the playonlinux wine version 1.1.13
install if You wish to use the commands I gave You.

This can be done by going to the playonlinux window and clicking tools,
then manage wine versions. In there should be a list of installed wine versions.
If 1.1.13 is not installed then choose to install it.

Then exit playonlinux. Now You can try the commands I gave in a terminal.
I prefer lxterm but gnometerminal or any other should work fine.


Once You have the commands that work save them in a script file named startpharaoh.sh
or what ever You like. Then make that file executable By right clicking it and going to properties,
and clicking allow to run as an ( executable / program ).

Exit properties

Now when You click on the file startpharaoh.sh it should launch the game in a window on your desk top.

If You prefer a smaller window then change the last line to,
wine explorer /desktop=pharaoh, 800x600 Pharaoh.exe

Now if You like You can make a shortcut to the startpharaoh.sh of modify the existing shortcut on your desktop if there is one. Choose to open it with gedit and change the executable line to point to the script You just saved.

Hope that helps and have a great day.