Command Line Arguments

boxedwine [options] Program


boxedwine -root c:\root /bin/wine notepad

This will look for a file system in c:\root and run “/bin/wine” in the file system with an argument of notepad

BoxedWine -root c:\root -zip /bin/wine notepad

This will load the file system from and write the changes to c:\root


-bpp : Must be 8, 16 or 32. Useful for some games that require 8-bit or 16-bit color desktop in order to start.

-fullscreen : if no resolution is passed in via the resolution command line argument then the resolution will be the same as the monitor

-nosound : Disable /dev/dsp which will disable sound

-resolution WxH : Initial emulated screen size. Default is 800×600. This is useful for apps/games that aren’t full screen and won’t change the screen size themselves.

-root path : Path to the file system the emulated linux environment will use

-scale X : X is % of the original. So -scale 100 would be normal.

-scale_quality X : X is 0, 1 or 2. 0 = nearest pixel sampling, 1 = linear filtering, 2 =anisotropic filtering

-w path : Initial working directory, default is /home/username. This needs to reference a path in the emulated file system.

-zip path : This will load the file system from the zip file. Use -root option for the location where new files can be created.

Advanced Arguments:

-uid X : Only useful if you want the emulated environment to report that it is root. In that case set the uid to 0.

-gid X : group id

-euid X : effective user id

-egid X : effective group id

-env var : this will add a environment variable like WINEDEBUG=+seh

-noexecfiles X : X is a colon delimited list of full paths that should not have an exec permission

-record X : If Boxedwine was built with BOXEDWINE_RECORDER,  X is the directory where to record an automation session.  While recording F11 will take a full screen shot and holding F11 while dragging the mouse will take a partial screen shot.  This will record all mouse and keyboard actions.

-automation X : If Boxedwine was built with BOXEDWINE_RECORDER,  X is the directory where a previous record session was stored.  It will play back the script in that direction.