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I can't get Wine to follow some symbolic links I have in my home folder or in applications. Is there a way to enable this? This is on Wine-1.5.18.

Edit: Just in case it helps, I'm trying to use a symbolic link to share the save data from my Fallout 1, between my netbook and my Desktop via Dropbox.

Edit 2: Apparently, there was a option in the wine config file in the past, but I can't find it in the new registry. Anyone have any idea?

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Could you please describe, what directory exactly you're trying to link to? What directory in wine's drive_c should the link be created in? Where in the Linux' directory structure should the link point to? –  bender Jan 20 '13 at 22:55
    
I already have created the link, and can follow it other other applications. I just cannot follow it in Wine. –  Neojames Jan 22 '13 at 9:29
    
Ok, I am linking from ~/Dropbox/Fallout/ to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/GSP/Fallout/DATA/SAVEGAME –  Neojames Jan 22 '13 at 21:49
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Wine currently isn't capable of using relative paths (for whatever reason).

So instead of linking ~/Dropbox/Fallout/ try linking /home/<user>/Dropbox/Fallout/. That might help.

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I'd establish both directories as drives inside wine using winecfg (do it for this program specifically not globally) Then you can just copy from E: to F: (your letters may be different)

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Not exactly what you are looking for, but close:

Use the drives tab in winecfg, create a new drive, set it to ~/Dropbox/Fallout/ and tell your game to save to that drive.

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Unfortunately, Fallout doesn't let you pick where to save games. It has to be in that folder. –  Neojames Jan 24 '13 at 20:51
    
Ah. In this case ignore what I said. –  Wolfer Jan 25 '13 at 6:57
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