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Old 03-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
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How to run Starcraft 2 etc on Linux?


So, the only thing holding me back from going full Linux on all my machines is the games I play.

I (Sadly) still tool around in World of Warcraft occasionally.

I still actively play Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3.

I've read about Wine, and heard that it does not work, or that it is very difficult to make it work for these games.

Do any of you know a way to get those 3 games working in Linux?
 
Old 03-25-2013, 03:13 AM   #2
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I've read about Wine, and heard that it does not work, or that it is very difficult to make it work for these games.
Have you checked WineHQ sites before posting?

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...sion&iId=20882

things are rapidly changing in linux world.

just don't forget to install directx with
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sh winetricks d3dx9
 
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:21 AM   #3
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Check this out:

http://www.playonlinux.com/en/

If you like to play older games, there are also these:

http://www.dosbox.com/

http://www.scummvm.org/

If you want to play any Android games [Angry Birds, Plant vs Zombies, etc.], install Google Chrome and you'll find them in the Web Store.

There are many, many options for Linux gaming these days. I consider Linux to be more capable than Windows 7/8 in many areas. Gaming is one of these.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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I guess I should have said "heard from a friend that uses Linux" instead of read that Wine was garbage.

I have decided I love you.

That link you gave let me look up a bunch of other games/programs that I use, and so far they ALL have support for the most current versions!!!

This makes me very happy, and on my next off day, I will be making the switch!

Does it matter that I have an SSD? I remember when I installed Win7 I had to do a lot of optimizing to make it run efficiently.
 
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Does it matter that I have an SSD? I remember when I installed Win7 I had to do a lot of optimizing to make it run efficiently.
If you use one of the more newbie-friendly distributions, like Mint or Ubuntu, and let the installers do the partitioning all optimizations should be done automatically.
 
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:46 PM   #6
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Thank you so much!!!

I'm planning on using Mint or Ubuntu anyway! I have been reading a lot of those "Top 10" distros etc for different applications... I still haven't fully decided on one, but I'm leaning toward Cinnamon.

I surf a lot, watch youtube, you know, the basic stuff, and I play several computer games (Starcraft2, WoW, and Diablo3 just to name the main 3).
 
Old 03-26-2013, 12:58 AM   #7
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Does it matter that I have an SSD? I remember when I installed Win7 I had to do a lot of optimizing to make it run efficiently.
The SSD is no problem. One thing you may have to watch out for is 64bit.

If you want to run older games with Wine, the best way is to use the 32 bit version, and of course, this doesn't work on a 64 bit Linux distribution... UNLESS you have the multilib packages installed.

64 bit Linux with multilib and Wine/PlayonLinux is a killer combination for gaming.
 
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