I have been using xubuntu for a while now on a dual boot with windows. Slowly migrating over as more games become available on linux. I have GTA: San Andreas on both Steam and DVD. The play on linux Steam install is bugged. I finally popped in the DVD and used just the plain Wine 1.6.2 instead of POL to install it and now it runs beautifully, much smoother than on windows.
Now San Andreas is no fun with out my own music, so I started to copy music to the wine directory where San Andreas is installed. However no matter what I do I can get my music to come up in game. I've tried using windows shortcuts to the mp3s (both native windows and wine windows shorcuts), I've tried linux shortcuts, I even dropped the mp3s straight into the User Tracks folder.
Another thing is that it will not save. It will act like it is saving, no errors, but the save game list is always empty, and no save files are created. O_o is there some write/read permissions I need to set to fix both?
After trial and error (Linux Steam, POL Steam, Wine Steam), I got Black Mesa working on POL Steam, and I have Skyrim fully modded on my windows side, and I'm a web coder, so I know computers, but I am still a rather new to linux. Any Help would be appreciated.
EDIT: So I am now on the latest Stable Wine. I reinstalled San Andreas wising plain Wine and my disk, No POL, no Steam. Now it will save the game properly but I still cannot get my music in-game. I have put the mp3s straight into the User Tracks folder that is right next to the save game, and that is the folder in which music goes on Windows, I know it's in the right place. I have the Automatic Music Scan on , and I have Manually scanned for user tracks. Still no Joy. I feel like the guy that just rebuilt his car and engine from scratch but can't get his radio to work....lol
Update: I downloaded the CrossOver Trial and installed the Steam San Andreas used the CrossTies installer.. It runs better, but I still cannot get my user music into the game. Any help would be appreciated.