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CrossOver + Crossover Games
przemekz
przemekz
Posted 2010-09-25 10:48
I bough crossover pro and I want to use crossover games.
First I install crossover pro. Works fine. Then I install crossover games (and unlock demo package).

The main problem is that crossover pro is missing for me. Even I use terminal (cxoffice) I don't see pro. I see only games.

If you can help me...


I use opensuse 11.3

Greeting
Przemek
Artist Formally Known as Dot
Artist Formally Known as Dot Advocate
Posted 2010-09-25 17:56
Hi,

  I think I've heard about something like this before -- did you use
the shell (.sh) installer? Did you install into your home dir or into /opt?

Cheers!
przemekz
przemekz
Posted 2010-09-26 09:37
Hi,
I used rpms.

Or I should use other installation ways?

Greetings
Artist Formally Known as Dot
Artist Formally Known as Dot Advocate
Posted 2010-09-26 13:48
Hi,

 I am not sure exactly...iirc, someone on IRC had exactly the same issue
and I think they were using SUSE as well. From what I observed of their
problem, it seemed like the menus from one installation of Crossover were
being mishandled and overwritten by the subsequent install of Crossover
Games. What you could try, is using the shell (.sh) installer(s) instead.
If it were me, I'd install Crossover into the /opt location and make sure
that went as expected -- then, I would install Crossover Games into my
$HOME directory (not /opt) and see if that gives the desired result...

If that approach doesn't work, please let us know...

Cheers!

ps: remove the existing .rpm based installations before using the .sh approach.
Steven
Steven
Posted 2011-01-02 12:31
Found a solution to this issue.

I had the same problem when installing both crossover pro and games (including the .sh installers). The problem comes because the files that make the shortcuts in the menu are having the same name and KDE tries to make sense of it.

I solved it by renaming and modifying the files that form the menu structure.

All this was done in Runlevel 3, just to make sure there are no things being overwritten when logging out of KDE

First I changed the entries in /etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged/cxmenu-cxoffice-0.menu into this (added Pro+)
    <Include>
      <Filename>Pro+Install+Windows+Software.desktop</Filename>
      <Filename>Pro+Manage+Bottles.desktop</Filename>
      <Filename>Pro+User+Documentation.desktop</Filename>
      <Filename>Pro+Terminate+Windows+Applications.desktop</Filename>
      <Filename>Pro+Run+a+Windows+Command.desktop</Filename>
      <Filename>Pro+Uninstall.desktop</Filename>
    </Include>


Then I renamed the .desktop files in /opt/cxoffice/support/desktopdata/cxoffice-0/cxmenu/xdg-applications/CrossOver accordingly by putting Pro+ in front of them.

The KDE menu may not reflect the changes immediately, apparently it takes a refresh.

The naming in the menu is not depending on the name of the files themselves, so the entries in the menu are still the same.

This was done on openSUSE 11.3 with KDE 4.4.4, crossover Pro 9.2 and crossover games 9.2.1.

Regards,

Steven

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