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Old 02-26-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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directx


can I install Direct X 8 or 9 with Wine? I tried it and it said it didnt' find the needed directory or seomthing
 
Old 02-26-2004, 11:08 AM   #2
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winex is directx for linux
 
Old 02-26-2004, 11:11 AM   #3
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so wait I have Wine so I don't need to install Direct X or anything? becuase one of the games I want to play (Legends of Might and Magic by 3DO) says it requires Direct X 8. I tried playing it but it just turned my screen black and changed the resolution to like rrealllly super huge
 
Old 02-26-2004, 11:16 AM   #4
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No, he's saying you need to use WineX, rather than WINE.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 11:21 AM   #5
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wait wtf you have to PAY for it?!?!
 
Old 02-26-2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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There is a CVS version, but you have to compile that and it might not support the software you are trying to run. The paid-for version includes support for some copy protection schemes (not all unfortunately).

If you think paying for it is a problem, keep in mind that there are 80+ games that are supported at a 4 out of 5 or better (which means slight problems or annoyances), and that is the price of about 3/4 of the average games for 3-6 mos. worth of updates.

Not all software is free in Linux. I've bought 3 distros, 8+ native games, and WineX for my windoze games. If you add it up I've probably spent $350 or better on Linux stuff (not including hardware). If you don't like spending money,... you can always duel boot with windoze XPee... that is if you own a license...
 
Old 02-26-2004, 02:25 PM   #7
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I do dual boot right now but I wanna get so I can not lol
 
  


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