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Old 12-10-2006, 02:22 AM   #1
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Hi, I was woundering when DX10 is going to be availible for Linux if it is? I was aalso wanting to know if Flight Simulator X and Flight Simulator 2004 are compatible for Linux?

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Old 12-10-2006, 02:58 AM   #2
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directx is not available for Linux at all. hardly suprising considered it's microsoft's own software ehh? look to programs like cedega to provide win32 emulation for windows games.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 08:15 AM   #3
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Hi, I was woundering when DX10 is going to be availible for Linux if it is? I was aalso wanting to know if Flight Simulator X and Flight Simulator 2004 are compatible for Linux?
To run any Windows software under Linux, you'll need some sort of emulator. There's really 1 of 4 options(that I know of, maybe more)...

Wine- http://www.winehq.com -Free, but getting some things to work under it can be problematic.

VmwarePlayer- http://www.vmware.com - Again, Free, it more or less will simulate an entire operating system inside of Linux, then you install your Simulator there, and see how it goes. I've never been able to get it to work, it always freezes during the install of XP, but YMMV.

Codeweavers Crossover Office- http://www.codeweavers.com -More or less a commercial version of Wine. It works perfectly for the few windows programs I use, so I can't complain. For $40, and not having to mess with some of the probs I had with Wine, its fine with me. Like Wine though, it can be hit or miss with programs that will work for it.

Cedega- http://www.transgaming.com - I have no experience at all with this.. sorry.

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Old 12-10-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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vmware player does not simulate an operating system. it emulates the hardware. the operating system you install inside it is 100% real, nothing simulated about it. vmware is not for games though, it can not hook into graphics hardware at all, it's not meant to be able to. and seeing as directx is all about hardware access, hence "direct", it's of no interest here.

as above, for games the only real option worth thinking about is cedega, ignore anything else for now.
 
  


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