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Gosu Vrijdag 20 Juni\ 2014 om 16:35
Gosu

Is it possible to open multiple instanzes of one game in POL?

I'd really like to do that with EVE Online, since I got 2 accounts there.

Or can I open the installed game manually per shell?

 

 

booman Vrijdag 20 Juni\ 2014 om 19:37
booman

Your computer would have to be bulky enough to handle it.  Usually one game puts quite a load on the CPU and graphics card.

I thought about this before as well.  Sometimes I'm installing one game via internet and want to play another game at the same time.

I wonder if we could just launch another game from a separate virtual drive?


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Gosu Vrijdag 20 Juni\ 2014 om 19:58
Gosu

I'm pretty sure it can. My PC can handle up to 4 EVE Online Clients at one time with WIndows, so 2 with Linux and POL should be possible.

 

But I am not talking about launching 2 seperate games at one time, I am talking about running the same game twice. I really don't want to install it in another virtual drive, that seems a little bit overkill for a ~5gb game.

Since POL is only a frontend / gui for wine, ca you launch games that were installed by POL using the wine command in the CLI?

Would be interesting to know.

booman Vrijdag 20 Juni\ 2014 om 20:02
booman

I doubt you can run the same game twice in the same virtual drive, i'm sure it will say "game allready running"

But if you can do it in Windows, try it in PlayOnLinux.

I know in Windows you can run some programs and games more than one at the same time.


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booman Vrijdag 20 Juni\ 2014 om 20:04
booman

I was thinking about it and try this:

Copy the entire virtual drive to your desktop (from /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix)

Rename the folder

Copy it back to wineprefix

Then create a new shortcut in PlayOnLinux configure


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Gosu Vrijdag 20 Juni\ 2014 om 20:45
Gosu

It looks like in wine it would just be:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine" wine "G:\\Wine\\Eve\\eve.exe"
env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine1" wine "G:\\Wine\\Eve\\eve.exe"

so do I really have to copy all those 15gb?

EDIT: Or could i copy it without the C_drive folder an make a soft- or hardlink to it in the other folder?

Will maybe try that out tomorrow, I am getting a bit tired right now.

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booman Vrijdag 20 Juni\ 2014 om 21:31
booman

Yeah, Copy the virtual drive, rename, paste to wineprefix

Then delete the game folder and make a link to the original game folder.

Maybe I'm over-complicating this?


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Gosu Zaterdag 21 Juni\ 2014 om 7:49
Gosu

Yeah, that's it! Thank you very much!

Here is what I did:

copied the whole content of ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/eve/ except the folder "drive_c"

to ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/eve2/

then switch to this new folder (eve2) and simply do: ln -s ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/eve/drive_c/ drive_c

Works like a charm, I can login both Accounts and it runs smooth.

Thank you really much, you helped me a lot.

(maybe you add this to your Guides? I am pretty sure this is not just interesting for me and you)

 

booman Maandag 23 Juni\ 2014 om 21:13
booman

That is GREAT!

Yeah, this is very useful for gamers who want to launch more than one game or have more than one virtual drive for the same game.

It has a unique usefullness.

Thanks for posting!


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