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Wine is software that allows some windows programs to run on Linux. It hsan't got much support for newer games but it is getting better all the time. Plus it is free. I would have thought that it runs 98 games though.
WineX or Cedega is software designed to run games on linux that are native to windows. You have to subscribe to get this. It is about $5 a month I believe. I have used this and thought it was pretty poor. Didn't work with any of the games I wanted.
VMware is something that lets you run an operating system inside another one. For example you could run Win98 inside of your Ubuntu Linux. My knowledge on this is pretty sketchy though.
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if you choose VMware and the game has direct x.. direct 3d... etc... the support in Vmware for direct x extensions is buggy and can be a little sketchy feeling while it is being used. What I mean by that is stability wise. Try compiling the cvs of winex or subscribe to Cedega for $5 US a month.
Wine work fine with some games, like Call of Duty, AmericanMcGee Alice, Commandos... check my website imaginux.com for more infos, you need loki installers for some games, and you can take last wine version.
Or crossover office, which is just a commercial version of GPL WINE. Cedega's version of WINE it is based off of is frozen at someting like around WINE-2003 or 2002 some month and day. It was the version before WINE changed from the MIT licesning schemen to GPL. So Cedega is based on a really old version of WINE, that coupled with the fact that Cedega progress has slowed down to a crawl. I'm not against Transgaming, but hold on for something unexpected happening in the future, like Transgaming going out of business. Seems their own customers hate them.