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Do we get high end games for Linux. I used to play stuff like Far Cry, Soldier of Fortune, Doom 3, etc on my Windows OS. Now, with my move to Linux, I am trying to understand whether I'll have to give up my 'Gaming Tooth'
That would depend on your definition of high-end game. If you're expecting to walk into Best Buy and pick up the latest FPS game, the answer is "no". However, there are a ton of open source games out there that are as good or better then some of the off-the-shelf games. There are some other options, such as using "WINE" or "Cedega" to run Windows games on a Linux platform. This isn't a guaranteed solution though. Hope that helps answer some questions...
you will find that most of the games will run using wine under linux os.
My experience is - Most games crash when you run them atop WINE.
But that was long back (during my college days when I used to try to play Windows games from College's Computer Centre's Linux based PC's).
As another poster pointed out here somewhere recently, wine (and it's Cedega and CodeWeavers spin-offs) is not a Windows emulator, but an alternative implementation of the Windows APIs. In wine's current (and perpetual, since it's chasing a moving target) state, some of these APIs are incomplete, some haven't been implemented at all, and some are even better than the original Windows versions. As such, how well any given program will run depends entirely on the exact combination of APIs it uses. Some lucky ones can even perform better than on Windows. Support is constantly improving, and recent versions are able to run many programs very well.
*Caveat: I'm not a gamer, so the following is based only on what I've read.*
As for games, AIUI the two areas that seem to affect them the most are the graphics and the copy-protection support. The wine project has made a big push to implement DirectX9 over the last two years, so the performance of many games has improved greatly recently. But to my understanding copy-protection support is still lagging behind. Cedega probably has the best coverage here, but it uses a very old fork of wine and so may not have the best overall support. Keep you're eyes open on the new Crossover Games though, since CodeWeavers works very closely with the wine developers.
You're best bet in determining what games you can use or not is to check the WineHQ AppDB to see what comments others have made for any particular game.
Oh, and BTW, keep in mind the version of wine used also, because sometimes there are reversions or new bugs that can make a previously-working game stop working.