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There are sites that provide it, Transgaming is one of them (if you don't mind getting the cvs/beta/untested/possibly not working versions) - but it costs something like $5 which is incredibly cheap. And by paying you get to help them out.
AFAIK, wine and winex shouldn't be installed together - don't know how accurate that is, since I've never needed to try it.
There are free versions of winex, but the pay version is easy to install, has support and comes with Point2Play which makes it easy to install games. The free version is not supported, has spotty success and is awkward to install. It's a real install-at-own-risk/your-mileage-may-vary type of thing.
Transgaming's WineX is kindof a kickin the pants to linux users. I dont know whether or not to support them, YET if the game you want to run does not run/need direct 3d, your BEST bet is to get the wine source code, unpack it and run ./tools/wineinstall.
It will result in faster wine binaries, and the winex that transgaming provides are all precompiled (The ones you pay for)
The main thing with winex is that fact that it 'support's direct3d/directx' so most of their work is on that front, so if they game uses opengl (God knows its better than microsofts api. good ol doom3 uses opengl - and will have linux binaries) You could probably get it to run under wine.
As far as Counter Strike is concrened (God I hate valve software) it runs on opengl, and was running great under wine up unitl steam. Steam fucking sucks. Valve sucks. Counterstrike sucks, (its just a bunch of kids whining about cheating, a crappy engine, and sucky textures anyways)
Of course valve had to pile more crap onto an engine so far outdated that wine is having trouble working with it. Naturally Transgaming (and all there Mac porting, linux emulating, glory) worked their assses off getting steam to work, hopefully (considering its still an opengl game) they will let the stock wine crew in on the secrets of valves latest mess.
As I can read here, nearly all games are suported by wine. http://appdb.winehq.org/appbrowse.php
I also downloaded the linux unrealturnement demo, but I cant get it work. When I try running it, it just says
$ sh ut2004-lnx64-demo-3120.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Unreal Tournament 2004 demo for GNU/Linux amd64 3120..................................................