If you want to play a game in Wine it is better to install Wine yourself and download and install the WINDOWS version of the game, not the Linux version if it comes prepacked with Wine compatible only with eight years old distros.
That's actually what I tried first (before realizing there is a separate "Linux-version" of the game), but maybe my initial Wine-installation was somehow broken or something because I couldn't get beyond the loading screen in the game. Still, that was further than with the "Linux-version".
I don't even recall when I have installed Wine before on this system so I removed it with the GUI Software Manager, and then re-installed it using the terminal commands suggested in the page I linked earlier. I am a bit confused by Wine because when I search for "Wine" in the Linux Mint Software Manager, I get like a couple dozen entries, many of which claim to be Wine (some are apparently accessories to Wine, like Winetricks and PlayonLinux). So which "Wine" should I be installing from the Software Manager?
That is why I ended up installing Wine using the CLI terminal suggestions.
Anyway, my remaining questions at this point are, if the GOG Linux version comes with its own Wine prepackaged:
- Why does my own Wine installation affect that in any way? Why doesn't the GOG version use its own Wine, regardless of whether or not I have already installed Wine?
- Does that mean the GOG version should work even if I don't install Wine (or uninstall it with "sudo apt remove whatever")?
- If so, why is there that text file with the game suggesting that I should install Wine myself, before trying to run the game? EDIT: This is the file I am talking about:
~/GOG Games/Two Worlds Epic Edition$ cat deps.txt Requires the following packages to be installed: wine and dependencies.
Your distribution Wine package has to be installed to make sure that the dependencies are satisfied.
I'm still trying to understand what is the real problem here and why.