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Old 11-02-2004, 05:10 AM   #1
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How To Play Windows Games On Linux?


Well, i have heard that it's possible to play games on linux.
I have read about Cedega 4 but i don't know the easiest way
to play Windows games on Linux.....

Please, Help Me!
 
Old 11-02-2004, 05:16 AM   #2
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the easiest way to run any Windoze application in my humble opinion is with a program called wine.

a pretty good site to find a list of compatible applications and games for wine is http://frankscorner.org/

it all depends on what games you want to play, some will work and some won't


 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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OK. I've got Cross Over , but do you think Wine work better for Windows games?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:56 AM   #4
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I've never used Cross Over so i don't know how it handles games. The couple of games I have run on Wine though worked really well.

don't really use my Linux box for games...
 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:57 AM   #5
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To get wine to run Windows games (and Crossover for that matter) requires a lot of tweak. Heck, even to get Windows applications on Wine is difficult. Most likely you will need to download a hole lot of Win98 dll's to get silly things to work. Get Cedega(FKA Cedega):

http://www.transgaming.com/

it ain't free and costs about "120 :-" for you , which is like a symbolic value. There's a free downloadable version through CVS, but then you've to compile yourself and not always work...

Before paying for anything or hassling to get Cedega to compile, check the compatibility list here:

http://www.transgaming.com/dogamesea...king&showall=1

or use the search engine:

http://www.transgaming.com/searchgame.php

Regards!
 
Old 11-02-2004, 11:01 AM   #6
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There're also a couple of installers found here:

http://icculus.org/~ravage/

Bookmark it. I've got a bunch of Windows games to run natively under Linux with those. Some are even impressive, as Unreal Classic can run under Unreal Tournament as a Mod, pretty neat. As said above, it all depends of the game you wish to play...

Regards!
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:38 PM   #7
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Thanks!

Thanks for all the replys!

Okay, i checked it out!
Well i have got Cedega now!

Is it only to use Cross Over to open the .exe file and the game will work?
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:04 PM   #8
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To use Cedega (if you are not using Point to Play) you simply type:

cedega ProgramName.exe

at a command line. After you have installed Cedega, of course.

There are some command line switches that may help, for example, when dealing with pthreads.
Installing is a simple matter of doing a cd to the directory that contains the CD-ROM and using;

Cedega setup.exe

, for example, to run the installation program.

From there Cedega does its magic (assuming that you got the commercial version of Cedega and not the CVS). If you got the CVS, you need to set up your transgaming directory manually.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 03:56 AM   #9
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For example, when i type in "Cedega Launch.exe" it only says "Cedega Launch.exe Could not run the specified command!"

Please, Help Me!
 
Old 11-05-2004, 09:13 AM   #10
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For example, when i type in "Cedega Launch.exe" it only says "Cedega Launch.exe Could not run the specified command!"

Please, Help Me!
Then it's simply not installed. Please, share a bit with us will ya? . How did you install Cedega? Binary? RPM? Source?. Which commands did you use to install it? Any error messages? Which? Saying the game you are trying to install won't hurt either. If it's Steam, you are in for a big trouble, because Steam and Valve are an embarrassment...

And don't use Crossover to run games... Cedega is the way to go. But remember to check the game list at Cedega's page, to do not tear your hairs appart later if your game is not supported .
 
Old 11-05-2004, 10:00 AM   #11
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I use SuSE 9.1 and installed the RPM package with YaST2!
So i have installed the Cedega!

Please, Help Me!
 
Old 11-05-2004, 10:37 AM   #12
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Go into Yast and look to make sure Cedega is installed...

Also, when typing the Cedega command, are you typing:

Cedega ProgramName.exe

or

cedega ProgramName.exe

????

Linux is case sensitive, so any commands must be in the same casing as the program name. I believe the executable for Cedega is all lowercase.

Also, are you in the subdirectory where the program you are trying to run is located,... most likely,....

/home/YourUserName/.transgaming/c_drive/Program Files/GAMEDIRECTORY/

Watch the "Program Files" directory as you must quote encase any directory name which contains spaces.

The next thing to watch for is a pthreads problem. Because of how SuSE 9.1 and older are structured, you may need to use the pthreads command line switch:

cedega ProgramName.exe -use-pthreads yes

or

cedega ProgramName.exe -use-pthreads no

See the help for exacty syntax by typing:

cedega

only,...
 
Old 11-06-2004, 10:14 AM   #13
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Okay, i typed in "Cedega ProgramName.exe" and it didn't work.....
But when i typed in "cedega ProgramName.exe" it worked.
But it says that it can find the .exe file. Must be that you said
about to run the command in the installed directory. I installed it
with CrossOver but i don't know how to run the command where
i installed the game...

Please, Help Me!
 
Old 11-15-2004, 06:34 PM   #14
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Don't realy believe everything the game list shows you, it hasn't been updated since the dawn of time. Either go to the unofficial transgaming wiki (google it) or just try out the games yourself.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 11:17 PM   #15
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Is the original poster messing with us, or does he really not know how to do a change directory, or to substitute the name of his game where I put "ProgramName"?!?!?

RaveR_SwE, read a tutorial on basic Linux/Unix text-based commands (how to change directories, etc.). Remember that Linux is case-sensitive. Remember that Cross-Over and Cedega are two seperate implimentations of wine, and that they will necessarily put things in different places, where the other won't necessarily be able to use it.
 
  


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