Ubuntu – How to install a two disk game with Wine

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I would like to install Medieval II : Total War under wine. Everything goes well until I am prompted to install the second dvd-rom to finish the install.

No matter what path I supply to the installer it says setup can't find a file on the specified path or disk. I've tried the options shown for D and Z drives, /dev/sr0, /media/myname etc.

I've also had similar problems with Medal of Honour.

Can anyone help?

Best Answer

With Wine, you must enter BOTH discs before launching the installation, because Wine only reads what was already mounted when it started. It's the same reasoning when you change a program's configuration file (like .js, .ini, or whatever that's is not in the GUI options), it has to be restarted to apply the changes.

Solution 1) Insert both discs then launch the installation.

Solution 2) If you have only one disc-tray (or cd-drive), or if you don't want to restart the installation :

  • Create a new directory somewhere (I'll name it DISC2 but you do what you want):

    mkdir ~/DISC2

  • Copy the CD's content into the new directory with drag-and-drop or commandline (replace /path/to/cd by the path to your mounted CD):

    cp -r /path/to/cd ~/DISC2

  • Under Wine, point the DISC-2 path to ~/DISC2

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