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Can I remove .wine

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Bohuntin Wednesday 28 January 2015 at 22:08
BohuntinAnonymous

I messed witn regular wine, q4wine, and other things trying to get some apps to work... all fail. Then I tried PlayOnLinux and woot! I finally got the old Neverwinter toolset to work flawlessly thanks to the 1.7.33-WGL_ShareList version of wine. And I got Arcgames Neverwinter MMO to work using the guide.

So, I'm new here but: Awesome work!!

But now I have 400MB of stuff in $HOME/.wine and I can't tell if I need it. Do I still need it or is everything in use now in $HOME/.PlayOnlinux?

Bohuntin

PS-Since /home is NFS mounted, I moved .PlayOnlinux to a location on the local disk and created a symlink to it. It seems to work fine, but it would be nice if the initial setup had an option to do that or otherwise put the PlayOnLinux dir someplace else -- at least a dialog saying it needs this directory and let you create it manually (so you could do above before filling it up).

 

Ronin DUSETTE Wednesday 28 January 2015 at 22:21
Ronin DUSETTE
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You can safely delete the whole ~/.wine folder. PlayOnLinux, as you guessed, is self-contained. Yes, you do need Wine installed, but you don't need that ~/.wine folder. 

NOTE: If you have game-save files in ~/.wine, then back them up. If you don't, you can just delete it.

 

PS-Since /home is NFS mounted, I moved .PlayOnlinux to a location on the local disk and created a symlink to it. It seems to work fine, but it would be nice if the initial setup had an option to do that or otherwise put the PlayOnLinux dir someplace else -- at least a dialog saying it needs this directory and let you create it manually (so you could do above before filling it up).

Not everyone has that set up (actually, it is not extremely common), and would probably cause more issues. Of course, for advanced users, that method works fine, but it is not common enough, IMO, to have the function integrated in, especially when you can simply do what you did; copy and make a symlink. :)

 


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