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Personally, i think it will be some work to get counter strike running on linux, but i actually don't know for this particular game.
To get some hints about what's running and what isn't, see http://appdb.winehq.org/
for a list of apps running in wine. There is a small list of links at the bottom of the page to decent howto's for configuring different apps to run in wine, too.
If you get it running, i'd appreciate to read about it here!
Actualy... yes you can play it, and it's easy as hell to get it to work. I used to play the CD version of CS and 1.5 with straight wine for years, until I got cedega to play Steam. (not like you can't play steam with wine, but I can play more games with Cedega then Wine.. wine though is getting better) To get it to work, use Wine obviously... (or some variant, crossover office or cedega) if you haven't installed wine, or it doesn't come with your distro then post back and I'll give you an easy how to on installing it... anyways, just go into the CD of cs and then go into "cstrike" directory (or counter-strike, one of the two, if not then search around thers only a couple dir's) right click on counter-strike.exe or cstrike.exe (again one of the two, or another, there should be only a couple .exe's in there, and it shouldn't be hard to determine which one does what) go to "open with" or similar, and type in "wine". A window should pop up with the installer for cs, and just choose the directory in which cs should be installed. Afterwards vuahlah. I am assuming you don't know where CS will be installed.. I can tell you its installed in .wine in your /home/yourname/ directory. If you don't know what I am talking about just open up your file manager, and just add .wine in your managers URL, (unless your using a newer version of gnautalis then I feel sry for your) and if your luky, you will be greeted with some other files.. the fake_windows, c_drive, drive_c, or c are a few of the folder names you might see that has the programs directory and windows directory, in which I am pretty sure you know how to navigate through to fine CS. If need more help, just ask.
PS: If I was too vague somewhere, I'll rewrite it more precise and detailed..
PPS: If you do get it to work, I have something to tell you to run with CS, (and any other program for any wine program) that will make it run extra fast.
Hope I helped!
Last edited by RHLinuxGUY; 04-05-2005 at 11:51 PM.
What version of wine were u using? Because i can't get any DirectX-Application running and i gave up some time ago to waste my time on the topic ( thought i am, cause i couldn't see any light at the end of the tunnel). If i try to install any directX Components, wine tells me, that there is a newer version already installed. I'm using (was intending to use) wine 20040213 on suse 9.1.
mad4linux, you don't install any DX components a program tells you to install.. wine has its own. And I used to used Wine 20031212 to play CS. Most of the 2004 sources/builds of Wine were broken one way or another, but 2005 is working just fine. If anything go download the CVS version of Cedega and play with that.
Thanx for the hints RHLinuxGuy. I've downloaded the latest bin-build for suse 9.1 and tried to install my games. Unfortunaly, they don't install. It seems, that the CD is somehow not recognized by the WinInstaller Programm. Wine Loads the Installer (I can see the window saying "Windows is preparing the installation...") and then stops without loading the InstallShield itself (or just not showing the installerwindow, i don't know). The Games i've tested were Baldur's Gate 2 and Anno 1602 (both not the newest pieces of sw). The only installation that completed was Paint Shop Pro 6, but the programm isn't running after installation (which is rather a nvidia-Driver Problem, because it doesn't work on Windows98 too if the actual nvidia driver is installed). It seems that i'am a little bit too stupid to use wine if i see how many progs should be running that aren't working at all on my system... Uninstallation is easy, though
But thanx anyway i might try it sometimes again. Luckily i don't need any Windows-Apps, cause there's so much good Open Source Software today.
I am currently testing out Fedora 3 and had no trouble installing Wine. Just download it from http://www.winehq.com/site/download-rh then open up your "home" you will see it in there, double click it and it will do the rest. After it is installed you will not see a "wine" icon anywhere, but it is installed. Then try to install a Windows app .exe and Wine will open up and take it from there for you.
I'm trying to run CS/Steam with cedega. I got it up and running and was pretty happy, but when I tried playing online it was pretty slow (and when I try to play it offline it just freezes and I have to restart X). I'm wondering if it's because of my system or because I'm playing from Japan (regarding the online play) or is it related to another problem. Currently my system is an AMD Duron 750 Mhz w/380 MB RAM & a 64 MB video card. If it's just my system, then it's all good. Within the next week I'll be up to an AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (2.4 Ghz) w/1 GB RAM & a 256 MB video card (anybody here try playing CS w/Cedega with a similar setup?). If it has to do with my location, nothing I can do about it. But if it's another thing, any ideas as to what it is and how to fix it? Thanks in advance.
I have also Counter strike game's cd but when i insert it into cd rom and run its setup i say unknown file.
what does it means even i read that it works on linux.
plz help me.
You can't just run Windows games and programs on to Linux. You need some sort of Linux program that integrates the Windows API into Linux. That is the only way you can do this. Check out Cedega/WineX ($5/month subscription), Cedega CVS (free, not good), and Wine (free) (Crossover Office commercial version).