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Old 09-17-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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games on red hat linux


I have red hat linux 9.0 and would like to know how to run a windows game on linux? I have heard something about wine, what is it , and how does it work. Thank you all for your
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:38 PM   #2
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Use the search function above and enter "wine"--there are many threads on that subject and hints on what works and what doesn't.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 07:23 PM   #3
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www.winehq.com

That has a lot of info on wine (it's incidentally the wine homepage too
Wine changes really quickly, so I'd try to rpm, emerge, apt-get, *insert whatever you use here* or make the newest sources or packages.
Every month wine has a new release and the differences can be quite spectacular.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 01:47 PM   #4
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Question games for linux

i am a and want to run some windows games on red hat 9.0. I now know what wine is but don't know where i should begin. is there any free downloads that don't take a month. i would greatly appreciate an help.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 01:56 PM   #5
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here i'll lay it out easy for ya::
go here and download and install this specific rpm built for redhat 9....after that is done, you will have to setup a fake windows drive, and to do this the easiest way you can go get winetools which will set this up for you in your /home/USER/.wine directory ...
after that is done wine should be configured to be used....
 
Old 09-22-2003, 02:03 PM   #6
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Question wine: games

I been doing some surfing of forums and have read that the only game I can use with wine is quake. is that tru . I would like to run , roller coaster tycoon, croc, ceasar II and comand and conquer. I dont have any money to buy a windows os. so if u can help i would be very happy . buy the way if i ran a duel boot ,windows and linux what would be the necessary crap i would need to run it.



thanks for any help
 
Old 09-22-2003, 02:25 PM   #7
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If you check out the wine webpage you can find a list of every game that is supported by wine and how well it runs.

Also I would like to mention RTCW:Enemy Territory which is a free fps game that run natively in linux. Do a google to get link to download.

And here is a link for you if you want some more info on games: http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...hreadid=110283
 
Old 09-22-2003, 03:01 PM   #8
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just take this site for example that'll make a liar outta whomever said quake is the only game that runs in wine...
and although i don't play quake, but to my knowledge you dont' even need wine to play quake in linux..
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:38 PM   #9
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cpu

thanks for all ya'lls help. u guys are awsome. quik question : my red hat 9.0 is soooooooo slow. i have a crappy 150 mHz cpu . is that my problem. let me know. thanks again.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:40 PM   #10
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if your using kde or gnome, then yes that is probably your problem, as they suck the hell out of your resources...and if that is the case, then judging on your box i would recommend a lightweight window manager such as Fluxbox, and of course shutdown any unneeded services, etc, etc...
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:42 PM   #11
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If the game requires any sort of directx rendering, you are much better off going with WineX.

http://www.transgaming.com
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:48 PM   #12
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thanks dude , where can i get fluxbox and what version should i get.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:50 PM   #13
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? re-read my post
click in my post where it says ---> Fluxbox
i linked the site in my last thread...and when you do get there you'll notice on the top of the page where it says "Download" and you'll get the tarball for it...and i guess just get the latest stable verion
 
Old 09-22-2003, 11:01 PM   #14
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thanks got it , how do i install it on my system and use it . thank you drozz you are such a huge help .
 
  


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