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Old 10-30-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
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Windows emulator


do a windows emu exsist who will also emulate my videocard and sound ?

because i tried vmware only this one only emulate a 16mb video card thats not enough for the games now.

(i also tried wine/winex only they are crappy in games)


hope some of you could give me some tips



Best Regards,

Ben
 
Old 10-30-2003, 11:28 AM   #2
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Vmware specifically states its not for games.. doesnt it?... never actually tried to run a game in it before.

If you think wine/winex are crappy for games that only means you tried the free versions and didnt get everything configured correctly.

You've exhasted your options.

I use wine for lots of windows gaming, havent found a problem yet...
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:49 PM   #3
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winex doesnt work a bit for me, and yes, i did subscribe. waste of 30$ IMHO. wine is the only thing that works and of course its not perfect.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 05:56 PM   #4
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winex doesnt work a bit for me, and yes, i did subscribe. waste of 30$ IMHO. wine is the only thing that works and of course its not perfect.
It doesn't work with the games listed as 4 or 5 on Transgaming's website??? I've actually had success with stuff that was listed at 0 (and also problems with stuff listed as a 4, as well). What distro are you using??? Is your OpenGL implementation working correctly???

Currently WineX from Transgaming is the best thing around to run Windoze games in Linux. No emulators come close. If it's that much of an issue, you should duel boot with Win98 (yech!!! It makes me feel dirty just saying it). For me, when I ran Mandrake 8.2, Jedi Outcast actually ran better and faster in Linux than in native Windoze... Now in SuSE 8.2 I have some problems, but they are sporatic (Jedi Outcast won't save games... but levels will save. Go figure.).
 
Old 10-30-2003, 06:30 PM   #5
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I am also bussy now backing up some files (230GIG :S)
when thats done i go install linux again and go try out thate wineX i hade it before only i just couln't get it to work properly
i go try again and keep trying till it works because i realy wanne get rid of BLEEP!!

Thanks for the support my fellow Tuxerz
 
Old 10-30-2003, 07:40 PM   #6
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yeah, opengl works fine and i have mandrake 8.2. not even the winex binary itself works. ive tried camstudio (utility), warcraft 3, starcraft, and some other games off the internet like acid arena turbo, little fighter 2, and codered: battle for earth.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 12:16 AM   #7
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yeah, opengl works fine and i have mandrake 8.2. not even the winex binary itself works. ive tried camstudio (utility), warcraft 3, starcraft, and some other games off the internet like acid arena turbo, little fighter 2, and codered: battle for earth.
I used Mandrake 8.2 and had no problems using WineX.

What kind of video card are you running on???
 
Old 10-31-2003, 02:56 AM   #8
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I have found that SuSE 8.2 is the best for gaming using Wine/WineX. All the games that are choppy under Redhat and Mandrake run like silk under Suse. You may want to get the latest CVS of wineX from Transgaming, or you could d/l limewire and search for the commercial version of WineX. I would email it to you , but hey that illegal. Sorry....
 
Old 10-31-2003, 07:45 PM   #9
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I got everything working now and gues WineX works with all games i play

Thanks for your guys support

i am complete over on linux now i love it!!!
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:44 PM   #10
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JaseP, i have a radeon 9000. im gonna update my drivers from 2.5.1 to 3.2.8 if they work. right now im pretty concerned with a bug in the 2.5.1 drivers that makes text mode look like gibberish.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:43 AM   #11
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Just thought I should let you know. WineX is still working on ATI support. You may (more likely will) run into problems with running Windows games under WineX with your ATI card. Then again, you may not. Some the the symptoms will be bad refresh rates, choppy graphics, system lockups, and radom program exits.

Some people I know don't get these with their ATI cards, but this is just FYI. You may want to get an NVIDIA card on your next upgrade if you want to game under Linux.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 08:28 AM   #12
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nah, its not that i dont like nvidia, its just that i know ATI cards better.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 08:30 AM   #13
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i mean that i know about ati's cards better.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 01:59 PM   #14
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I have had much greater success with DRI / X Radeon 9000 drivers than the official ones. Trust me.

Ion
 
Old 11-01-2003, 06:34 PM   #15
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last time i tried the opensource dri drivers, anything that used the quake3 engine froze within 30 secs.
 
  


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