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Old 11-12-2004, 11:54 PM   #1
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Some Questions Regarding Compatible


Hi all,

I'm thinking of going out to buy some peripherals and install some games... but need to find out about the level of compatibility first...

Is Linux able to support some of my favourite games (Football Manager 2005, Diablo 2, etc), maybe through WINE?

Is the Creative Nomad Zen Touch MP3 Player supported? (Supposedly its only compatible with Win 2K+, but I'm thinking/hoping to be able to use it, either through WINE or some driver wrapper?)

What about external HDDs and USB thumbdrives? (I think they shouldn't pose a problem right? But just want to be sure...)


Thanks and Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 11-13-2004, 12:28 AM   #2
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Cedega

You can play all your favorite games through Cedega (wineX 4.0)

you can get it here: http://www.transgaming.com

you have to subscribe to the service, $5 month cheapest.

about controllers, the only one I've tried with is a Microsoft Sidewinder joystick. and it works. you can find out how to get other controllers to work in the Transgamming forums.

you should be able to emulate the mp3 player, in Cedega. or you could just get Mplayer or VLC

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html

http://www.videolan.org/

Oh, here is a link to get Real Player

http://www.linuxsoft.cz/en/sw_detail...item=5043#down

I've never tried to use thumb drives or external hard drives, but I've heard they work.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
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Re: Cedega

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Originally posted by kamowa
you should be able to emulate the mp3 player, in Cedega. or you could just get Mplayer or VLC

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html

http://www.videolan.org/

Oh, here is a link to get Real Player

http://www.linuxsoft.cz/en/sw_detail...item=5043#down
Err actually the Creative Zen Touch is an external portable MP3 Player...


Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 11-13-2004, 12:47 PM   #4
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Oh, well, then I have no Idea about the mp3 player.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 08:34 PM   #5
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Just found that you can use Nomad Jukeboxes with Linux by using http://gnomad2.sourceforge.net.


Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 11-13-2004, 08:36 PM   #6
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You could probably just connect to it as a USB drive, just mount /dev/sda1 with type either vfat or auto, whichever works.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 08:39 PM   #7
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Oh... cos i read somewhere that it doesn't exactly function like an external hdd where you can just plug-in and use, and you'll need the drivers, etc...


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Edwin
 
  


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