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Old 07-21-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
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No games on linux??


I cant play my PC games on Linux???
 
Old 07-21-2010, 03:45 AM   #2
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You can play some games on linux through a program called wine.

First, see if the windows program or game you want to play is supported by wine.

http://appdb.winehq.org

Then install wine. Follow your distro's instructions on searching for packages and install a package called wine (many distros use synaptic, though some use different package or program managers).

There are also linux games you can install. You can do a google search for "linux games", or install a program such as djl which can download and install some games for you. Please remember that the instructions for downloading and installing games are specific to the flavor of linux you are using. Its a better idea to ask around at your distro's message boards for recommendations for linux games and instructions for installing them.

ciao
 
Old 07-21-2010, 03:46 AM   #3
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Which games ? Be specific !
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-games-33/
and
http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
 
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:47 AM   #4
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ok so i found some (America's Army etc)

how do I deal with .msi file extensions??
 
Old 07-21-2010, 04:04 AM   #5
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so now ive got wine 1.2 and ive extracted the package...how do i install the thing?
 
Old 07-21-2010, 04:07 AM   #6
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You are probably doing it wrong. To install wine, go to System -> Administration -> "Synaptic Package Manager" and search for 'wine'. Then mark it for installation and click on accept. Ubuntu will download and install it for you.

The method it looks like you are trying to use is called "compiling", which is a advanced way to install packages and not recommended for newbies.

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Old 07-21-2010, 04:07 AM   #7
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so now ive got wine 1.2 and ive extracted the package...how do i install the thing?
If the extension of the package is "tar.bz2" then
Code:
./configure
make
sudo -s
make install
 
Old 07-21-2010, 05:23 AM   #8
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Warning: his package manager wont keep it up to date if he compiles it like you suggested.
 
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:26 AM   #9
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He asked
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i've extracted the package...how do i install the thing?
to which I replied !
 
Old 07-21-2010, 05:59 AM   #10
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AFAIK, "America's Army" is a Linux thing originally.
( They may have ported it to "windows© later ? )

http://americasarmy.filefront.com/fi...49654#Download
>> AA:SF (Direct Action) v2.5 Linux Full Install ( 775.77 MB ).
> ""This is the GNU/Linux client and dedicated server for
America's Army version 2.5.0.""

http://americasarmy.filefront.com/fi..._Install;49654
.

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Old 07-21-2010, 06:41 AM   #11
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Playonlinux is a bit easier to use then straight wine.

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

There is also CrossOver games and Cedega they each have their pros and cons.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 07:57 AM   #13
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Hi,

Best Games for Slackware or GNU/Linux ??

 
Old 07-21-2010, 08:11 AM   #14
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He asked to which I replied !
But it he's following the wrong path (surfing the web and downloading SW), put him on the right one (using the package manager) instead of assisting him in the wrong one!

Anyway, there are great open-source Linux games!

Three I can think of now that I like are SuperTux, SuperTuxKart, and Neverball.

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=linux+games
 
Old 07-21-2010, 08:14 AM   #15
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But it he's following the wrong path (surfing the web and downloading SW), put him on the right one (using the package manager) instead of assisting him in the wrong one!
You are right, but who knows whether he has the internet connection at home or not ? The way I suggested is useful when you don't have Net in home.
 
  


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