I am using Ubuntu Gnome and Diablo 2 works ok with Wine. How do I add shortcut options to the game? I want the -skiptobnet and -w for windowed mode. Path is ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Diablo II/Game.exe.

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I was able to get options to work using the windows .lnk file that was created in the wine start menu directory during installation.

You can launch Diablo II through terminal or create a new launcher using this command replacing PATH_TO_WINE and PATH_TO_SHORTCUT:

env WINEPREFIX="PATH_TO_WINE" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe PATH_TO_SHORTCUT -skiptobnet -w

For example:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/nonterrorist/.wine" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/nonterrorist/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/Start\ Menu/Programs/Diablo\ II/Diablo\ II\ -\ Lord\ of\ Destruction.lnk -skiptobnet -w

Note in the example above, you will need to escape any spaces in the shortcut path using \

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