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I would really LoVe to entirely remove windows from my hdd, but i still need it to play my favorite games (warcraft, vice city and such) and i am wondering if it is possible to make these games work on linux (since they are .exe i don't think u can run them without special software)
i have heard of wine, but since it is still a very young and glitchy software, should i try to tackle the games with wine or keep windows?
i'm switching because i want to try something new and learn more about computers, i want to be in an environment where programming will be necessary (so i can learn some programming), and i cannot stand windows much longer
winex sounds interesting, i'll look into that
are there any other ways?
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
WineX is great,...
I have the following running with version 3.1 and my Mandrake 8.2 installation:
Star Trek: Birth of the Federation
I have the following Native games:
Quake 3 Arena
Sim City 3000
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (I had problems setting up this one so I used WineX for it and currently don't have it installed).
FreeSpace: The Great War
I heard that you can get the following running with Wine,...
Imperium Galacticia II (no under WineX for me)
Spiderman (non-movie version, again, no luck for me)
Starfleet Command II & SFC 2: Orion Pirates (no luck for me, too hard to configure)
So you can see there is no lack of gaming potential.
I have also had more luck with Jedi Outcast under WineX than as a Windoze native (driver conflicts, etc.).
If want to be a Linux gamer I would recommend getting a nVidia Geforce card. There isn't currently any driver support for ATI (Radeon) cards which means you will get like 3 fps when playing even Tux Racer :P.
I am having the exact opposite problem, however. I have a GeForce 2 MX 400, and can't find any drivers for Linux, so not only the 3D games are going in 3fps, but also I can't get my resolution below 640x480 and thus I can't play Tux Racer @#$&%.
Anyways, anybody knows where do I get some drivers???
GodFoca, try nvidia.com. There you can choose your driver (actually its only one driver for all nvidia cards). Read the readme's and install. If you do everything there, you'll have a working 3d accelerated environment!
Why would you want to get your resolution below 640x480 to play Tux Racer? Maybe above 640x480...
When I installed NWN I did it by installing it first on a Windoze machine, then copying over the files I needed from the windoze box to my RedHat box, and then finally installing the NWN linux client. I believe that there is an installer that was written to allow installing of the game direct from CD, but I just followed the directions on the NWN site.