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Unique Wine Desktop. Very helpful start command! (and more tips!)

#1 - 2012-07-25 11:12:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Aamrr
Everyone here probably knows this already, but I found these tricks quite helpful in configuring eve.

With this startup command, you can run the same executable as many times as you like, and each time it will spawn a new eve session with its own window. You can alt-tab between them freely, and there will never be a collision. This is because the Wine Desktop window has the process ID of Eve in its title, and no two programs can share the same process ID. Neat, huh?
Warning: Most startup menus do not properly execute commands like a login shell would. You will probably have to put this command in a script.
WineStartup wrote:
$ exec wine explorer /desktop=$$,1600x900 "C:\Program Files\CCP\EVE\eve.exe"

To start eve without needing to swap DLL's, configure winecfg as follows. Don't forget the asterisks!
WineDLL wrote:
Default Settings: *msvcr80 (builtin,native), *msvcr90 (builtin, native), *d3dx9_36 (native)
launcher.exe: *msvcr80 (native, builtin), *msvcr90(native, builtin)

I don't know if this helps anyone, but I can certainly hope!

Edit: Improved the command. Now the wine desktop window has the process ID of the ExeFile.exe process, and you can pass it to the kill command if eve goes unresponsive. :)