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Iam a noob using Linux base OS, I love to Learn the OS but one thing lack with Liunx is PC Games, thats the only reson i dont use Linux alot but i have found out that Wine can Run some Windows base Games on Linux, but i got no idea how to install Wine and Config it to Work so that i can Install my Best PC games Counter Strike on Linux and some Apps like M$ for my Uni Assginment. Uni dont Run Open Office so if anyone out there like to help me with Wine will be great
This has been asked lots of times on the forum, and the answer is more or less: wine is bèta software. Some people can use it, lots can't.
I suggest you search this forum, search google, or go here: http://www.winehq.org/Docs/wine-faq/t1.shtml
Point is though, that may give up after a while as wine isn't yet what it's supposed to be.
Download wine and a program called winesetuptk. THat way you get wine and a great gui to help configure it. I haven't gotten any games to work on wine, but I have gotten several progs like Drammatica Pro and Sibelius to work. It's fun to tinker with I suppose, but don't get stressed if you can't get it to work.
Originally posted by kater Half Life and Counterstrike run natively under Linux...
Are you sure? I am almost positive that Half-Life does NOT have a linux version available (well, a linux client. There has been a linux server has for a long time). I would LOVE to be proved wrong though
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I actually have had good experiances with wineX. I succesfully ran ran several games like return to castle wolfenstine and quake 3. I experianced that games from id software run well. I also heard half life runs really good, as if it were a native linux binary. A few other games didn't work though. Tombraider doesn't and some other.