I installed wine through the typical sudo apt-get install wine, then went to WineTricks and installed steam. Steam is working fine for me, but when I go to the folder

~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/

there is no folder Steam.

I want to know how things work, and this is making me uncomfortable. Where in the world is wine putting the steam.exe?

I tried running

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Steam/Steam.exe

But the result, as expected, was that wine cannot find the file. However, I installed Worms Armageddon off steam, and it put a file on my desktop with the contents

ICONFILE=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam\games\fb638fa31397002929f1466b2cfd757b7dbbb6bc.ico

So wine obviouisly has some notion of Program Files (x86)\Steam


Also, when I run steam uninstaller, there is no listing of "steam" anywhere. However, if I ho to winetricks, click install an app, I see that steam is already checked. I cannot even uninstall it now! I even uninstalled and reinstalled wine, and still can run steam. I am completely lost. I don't even want to install steam anymore, I just want to UNINSTALL it.

  • Do you have a normal Program Files directory? – TheWanderer Nov 18 '15 at 0:30
  • @Zacharee1 I do, but steam isnt there. – 5xum Nov 18 '15 at 0:31
  • Did you check under ~/.wine/dosdevices/drive_c/? – TheWanderer Nov 18 '15 at 0:31
  • @Zacharee1 You probably mean ~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/, and yes. I tried. Nothing there. – 5xum Nov 18 '15 at 0:40
  • Oh, oops :). Look under c:/Users/username/AppData in either Roaming or Local. – TheWanderer Nov 18 '15 at 1:00

On my system the full path is

/home/[username]/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/Steam.exe

But it sounds like it can differ. So try this.

Open a terminal and type

wine regedit

  • Then click the + beside HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Then click the + beside Software
  • Then click the + beside Valve
  • Then click on Steam

In the right hand pane look for SteamExe. Over on the right it should show you the path to Steam.

  • No such path on my system. – 5xum Nov 18 '15 at 0:29
  • @5xum it should be ~/.wine/dosdevices/drive_c/... – TheWanderer Nov 18 '15 at 0:29
  • How are you launching Steam? – Organic Marble Nov 18 '15 at 0:29
  • @OrganicMarble Through the shortcut that was made in my Unity launcher (i.e. windows-key, write steam, hit enter)... I don't know how to see what actually happens – 5xum Nov 18 '15 at 0:30
  • Is the shortcut for Steam or for the game itself? – Organic Marble Nov 18 '15 at 1:07

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