Thank you so much this is the problem durp durp. But a friend of mine used it and it didn't add that .txt extension. What do you guys do to counteract this?
Been a while since I had to suffer Windows, but IIRC you could tell Notepad to save as "any file" instead of "text file", and then add the proper file extension (".conf", not ".txt") at then end of the filename.
Edit: OK, in WINE, Notepad has a "Files of type" box, and an option to select "All files". I assume it's the same in Windows-proper. You'll still need to add the correct file extension (".conf").