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Old 11-03-2007, 12:41 PM   #1
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Hi everybody. I have just registered and I must say that I am a noob. In fact I am still using Windows XP Pro but I am about to make a switch to Ubuntu 7.10. There are only two issues. One is gaming and the other one is hardware configuration. I want to know do the games converted with Wine and Cedega run as native as when played on shitty Windows.

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Old 11-03-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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Wine and Cedega don't convert the games, they just allow the games to run natively. If they can run the game(s) the major difference you will notice is that they run a lot faster and smoother. I'm an Unreal Tournament nut, I run that using wine and it's fragging fantastic.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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Thank you

Thank you very much.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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If it doesn't work out as well as you expected, you can still keep XP just to play the games you can't get to run properly. Dual-booting is not ideal but it is something that some may have to live out until certain parts of the market get a little more balanced in terms of OS support.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 04:05 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} View Post
Wine and Cedega don't convert the games, they just allow the games to run natively. If they can run the game(s) the major difference you will notice is that they run a lot faster and smoother. I'm an Unreal Tournament nut, I run that using wine and it's fragging fantastic.


Ummm, most games run under wine/cedega will run SLOWER then they do under winXP, or their native OS.

now as for why you are running UT under wine is beyond me. UT has a Native Linux just run that and get FULL benifits without having to fight with wine or cedega.

i play WoW under Cedega all the time but since the 1.5 patch the performance has been 2 to 3 times better under windows. sadly as before 1.5 patch the performance was better under Cedega then windows. It is still playable, but on really big raids and what not, i play under windows.

So i would suggest that you run a dual boot. use XP for gaming, and Linux for everything else.
 
  


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