Doom3 won't run after installing (to Fat32 drive)

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Doom3 won't run after installing (to Fat32 drive)

Post by GandalfTheWhite » Thu Oct 05, 2006 18:58


i have dl the installer from youre site. the install process was working really fine :-).

I have installed Doom3 to
/Windows/Daten/Spiele/Doom3 (a large (300 GIG) Fat32 Drive)
the reason is, that i dont wont to install the games on every system to another drive.

Im running
SuSE 10.1 (Kernel
ATI 6.9.0 Driver
Wine 0.9.22

When i try to start "Doom3" there is an Error
"Keine Berechtigung" (no permission!) (first i tried su - but this wont help)

I hope you can help me - i would really like to play this game!

thx a lot


Post by thor27 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:36

you can't install doom3 for linux in a fat32 partition... because fat32 doesn't have execution permissions... there are workarounds, but I can't find any easy way to explain here... sorry :(


Post by GandalfTheWhite » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:11

that are bad news - now i have to partition the fat32 drive.
When somebody find the "workaround" please! post it 8)

thx a lot for your help and quick reply


Post by Starcrasher » Fri Dec 01, 2006 23:47

You can try to install it twice (once for each system) then replace the data directories on your linux partition by symlinks to matching directories on the fat32 partition. Verify there's no diferencies between the data directories before replacing them. It's safer to rename the linux directories before the test and if it works then you can delete them.
That's not working for everything but as I said : you can try.

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