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Many games\programs on 1 drive

Can u?

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Sliderpro Friday 4 December 2015 at 20:49

Hi. I am new to POL and linux. Sorry if my question was answered, I wasnt sure what to search for.

PoL works ok, ty for the software BUT I dont like that each app\game creates its own virtual drive. I am pretty sure thats how it is supposed to be normally. Windows folder is somewhat 400mb each, but I have an SSD and my storage is limited, because I want to install many games\programs. Each time 300-400mb is ALOT. so the question is, can I use ONE virtual drive and install ALL my stuff there (and having it work). I think this is space efficient + many games share libraries, so.. it makes sence to have all the libraries in one place and not installing them every time.

Thank you for your time.

petch Friday 4 December 2015 at 21:19

In PlayOnLinux model each software is installed in a separate environment, so it can be installed/tweaked/removed in isolation with no risk of side effects.

Agreed, bare virtual drives are becoming a bit huge with newer versions of Wine, and the integration of Gecko and wine-mono; What used to take maybe 80MB now takes over 300MB for 32bit virtual drives and over 400MB for 64bit virtual drives, as you mentionned.

If you're using Btrfs you can use copy on write clones to save disk space without sacrificing isolation; With other filesystems you may try hardlinks, but it won't be as safe.

Or you can try products like CrossOver, that give more flexibility in this regard.

Sliderpro Friday 4 December 2015 at 21:27

Thanks for such a fast reply!

Its a bit of a dissapointment, but meh, I think I ll survive some 10gb of duplicated files laugh