WineBottler - General questions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by littlboz, May 25, 2010.

  1. littlboz macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I felt a little iffy about posting this message here. I am not sure if I should post wine questions here or in another category (or if this is a good website to talk about wine related stuff....if I should go else where please tell me. I know WineHQ.org is a good website but not for winebottler).

    Info about me: I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.3. I am not computer savy but I am getting there. I have no fear of the terminal but any computer lingo or most commands I will not understand. I currently have installed, both Wine and WineBottler

    Alright, now that my introduction is over here are my questions:
    1. I know Wine is run through the terminal and WineBottler is run through the graphical user interface by being an application. Is this the only difference? Are there things wine can't do that winebottler can or certain things that can only be used by wine and not winebottler?

    2. The winebottler files I can see in my User folder but where exactly are the Wine files? I have been accessing them by typing shift+command+G. Then typing in the "Go to" window, "~/.wine" Were is this? How do I get to it from the graphical interface (going through windows rather than the terminal). How do I navigate to it from the terminal?

    3. If I install, lets say Ultima Online a windows computer game, is there a way to create a shortcut so I don't have to go to ~/.wine and then go to terminal and type in wine [path to UO.exe]


    Thank you for reading all that :-D
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    That's exactly what Winebottler is for.

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  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Like the poster above me said, you need not worry about these things. WineBottler handles these details for you.
     
  4. littlboz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the assurance. I would just like to get tech savy and be able to know the innerworkings of wine.

    Anyways, I'm not to concerned about my original questions as I have heavily researched them and found answers.

    I got one more for you though. I had the wine prefix and the winebottler prefix set in different areas. If I make them go to the same prefix I should expect no problems correct?
     
  5. littlboz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmm....not exactly sure how clicking on wine, then task manager, then program files and thne path to the .exe is really a shortcut.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    You don't understand winebottler.

    The output of that process is a .app package which you can double click on and use as if it was a native Mac app.

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