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bigjohnson 16th May, 2013 07:04 PM

Linux Mint 15 RC Released
 
The Linux Mint Blog Blog Archive Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC released!

Great news!

Daniel ~ 16th May, 2013 08:22 PM

Big thanks for the heads up!!

On my way to DL it now.":O}

booman 31st May, 2013 12:36 AM

Nooooooo
Too soon!
I'm still having fun with my Mint 14
Why do they do this?

Daniel ~ 31st May, 2013 06:59 PM

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Really 15 is just a bit prettier and a bit more mature, some very nice improvements you will enjoy. Reinstalling Games is a bit time consuming, but not problematic.

Some awesome new desktops":O}

booman 31st May, 2013 08:04 PM

Nope, I won't do it! I finally started playing some full native games in Linux and don't want to start over again.
I'll wait until 16... unless you can convince me.

bigjohnson 1st June, 2013 05:27 PM

Linux Mint 15 is released!
I may install very soon if I can figure out how to keep my Warzone 2100 saved games.

The Linux Mint Blog Blog Archive Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” released!

booman 1st June, 2013 05:37 PM

Save games are usually in one of two places:
1. program files under the game directory
2. home in a save game directory

Are you in Linux now?

bigjohnson 1st June, 2013 06:17 PM

I am on Mint now looking around to see what I can find.

booman 1st June, 2013 06:19 PM

Ah, ok...
This forum posts that they are found in the actual game directory where you launch the game from.

Warzone 2100 save game

bigjohnson 1st June, 2013 06:21 PM

I found a 3.4mb file under usr/games. Maybe that is it?

booman 1st June, 2013 06:26 PM

maybe, what is the name of the file?
Is that where the game launcher was?
The forum says warzone.exe, but that is a Windows executable

Daniel ~ 1st June, 2013 07:27 PM

I can't think of any compelling feature anyone need upgrade from Mint 14 to acquire...nor any compelling reason one should not upgrade if they are "Up for it"

I just like doing new installs...how crazy is that! LOL

booman 2nd June, 2013 04:41 PM

Very crazy!
So I'll eventually upgrade as I always do... but I'll wait until any bugs an tutorials are posted so when I do upgrade I can find this stuff if I have problems.

Daniel ~ 2nd June, 2013 09:44 PM

You just fixed the only problem (Winetricks not showing up in the menu) That I've come across...so set a week end aside somewhere down the line.":O}

In the mean time let me know if you find a way to back up Mint 14 games and restore them to Mint 15 ...OH! Please! LOL

Daniel ~ 2nd June, 2013 09:51 PM

BTW....have either of you ever successfully "Upgraded" Mint without a complete re-install? I've started out to a few times, but things never seem to go as planed and I've always ended up doing a clean and fresh install from scratch.

booman 3rd June, 2013 01:26 PM

I think a "clean install" is better anyways.
Remember when I tried the upgrade from Mint 13 to Mint 14?
it worked but my network configuration was messed up.
I found out later that I did it too soon!
There was a bug in the upgrade and someone finally posted a fix that could be applied with Terminal. It was a simple command and it fixed the networking problem.
Lame!

Daniel ~ 3rd June, 2013 07:40 PM

So that would be a no? LOL

I'll try it when I'm sure I've finished with my Mint 14 install.

Or when Boo posts his guide! ":O}

Question:

Would you have been able to keep all your currently installed games and would they have run,...or would you have had to reinstall them?

chrisbard 3rd June, 2013 08:46 PM

This thread is better than some mookidooki posted! :rolling:

booman 3rd June, 2013 09:47 PM

Considering that your games are all in PlayOnLinux, you can just backup the whole "wineprefixes" folder and restore it in the new operating system.
Then all you have to do is create new shortcuts to the game.
You can actually backup:
  • shortcuts
  • virtual drives (wineprefixes)
  • resources (windows packages)
  • wine versions

All you would have to do is install Mint 15, install Wine, install PlayOnLinux and then copy all of the above back to their original location and it should act as if nothing changed.

Of course it depends on anythingchanging in Wine, PlayOnLinux and Mint.

Daniel ~ 4th June, 2013 07:05 PM

Didn't we run into trouble doing that...Securom(spelling?) acting up and preventing launch? Did you finally get around that?


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