when launching the game I get the error "access to c //users/crossover/my documents/byond/pager/custom/alert-corne.png was denied" and I saw another post where the answer was that some antivirus didn't trust byond or something but I've checked and thats not the case. all of these files have either rw or rwx and all of them are owned by root. I'm not sure what other info I should provide so please let me know what else I should look for.
sorry I missworded that when launching BYOND not "game"
"owned by root"

this is probably the problem, your wine directory should be owned by your user, not by root