omeara4pheonix Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:12am
Wine games in steam launcher
I have been trying to add my wine install of starcraft II into the steam launcher but I can't seem to get it to launch, as anyone else been able to get this to work
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Obsidian Spirit Mar 4, 2013 @ 10:03am 
I only have Steam games installed through wine, so can't really test this at the moment, but could you tell me the path string you used to create the custom launcher? Maybe there is a minor syntax error. Try using that through terminal and see if it provides any info.
A certain SICP wizard Mar 4, 2013 @ 11:46pm 
It would be nice if Steams can have a configuration for wine to run games, like how playonlinux does.
sounds like a wooosh Mar 6, 2013 @ 9:48am 
If you are able to start the software with a little script then you can add it as external stuff.
The Drunk Otter Mar 6, 2013 @ 8:48pm 
i got some games working with steam and playonlinux (the game installed on POL on linux but launched with steam native) try adding the desktop launcher of the game in steam and then add the line > --run "RANDOM GAME" example of the steam properties > "/usr/share/playonlinux/playonlinux" --run "StarCraft II"
Last edited by The Drunk Otter; Mar 6, 2013 @ 8:54pm
[TIS]Pink_Panther Mar 13, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
I can see the nice part in your suggestions. On the otherhand if I was Valve I would fear that users suddenly would start to ask them for support over a bad wine game :s
omeara4pheonix Mar 28, 2013 @ 7:30pm 
I have tried some of the suggestions notably the one by maromi but it did not work. Steam will clame that I launched the game and other users will see me as in game for about 1 second but the game never loads. Could someone give me an example of what a script to launch it would be like so that i can try that method?
LOLCAT Mar 28, 2013 @ 7:34pm 
You probably have a wrong working directory.

1. Open a text editor
2. Type this:
cd /wherever/the/game/is/installed
wine whatevergameexe.exe

Save it somewhere and make it executable. Try running it from Steam.

The game path is probably something like /home/you/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/blablabla.
Last edited by LOLCAT; Mar 28, 2013 @ 7:36pm
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