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Old 03-18-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
SandM4N
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Thinking of abandoning Windows


I'm thinking of just completely switching to Linux, and leaving Windows behind. There are just a few things holding me back, and I was wondering how easy it is to get these programs running, and how well they run.

1.) Myst, Riven, and Myst III - I've heard they are easy to run through wine, but are they?

2.) Quake III Arena

3.) Unreal Tournament

4.) It's a longshot, and I doubt many of you have heard of this, but I like to play Halo online, but I have to use a program called Xbconnect. Anyone here have any luck using that through wine?

5.) Red Faction - Has anyone had any luck with this game?

6.) Gunbound - Same as above.

5.) CD-Burning - What program do I use to burn discs? And is there a special one I need to burn ISO's?

6.) I have an old digital camera. It is a Polaroid PDC640. What would I use to get this to work?



I can abandon Gunbound, and possibly Xbconnect but that is about it. The reason I want to get rid of Windows is, well for one it's Windows
, but I only have a 20gb harddrive, and that is not much room to work with both Windows and Linux.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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Well you are going to have to run a program called WineX to accomplish this. That is a program that you will need to use
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:14 PM   #3
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I would suggest that for your games, you keep a windows machine up. Personally, not really being into games, I'm probably the least informed person to say this, but my experience seems to be that if you're a hard core gamer, then it'll be easier. However, never having attempted to play any of those games, many people in the forum here may shout me down for saying this .
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:17 PM   #4
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CD-Burning: There are multiple programs that come preloaded (well, you dont -HAVE- to install them) with linux (depending on what distribution you get, I have Mandrake 10). Most of the popular programs can burn ISO images, no sweat.

As to your camera, depending on how old it is, there should be drivers for it. Red Hat is most likely to support it, in my opinion.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:18 PM   #5
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For now I'll probably just leave Windows XP on my machine. Unless someone can tell me that most of those programs and games work well on Linux, and what to use to burn. I'm not a hardcore PC gamer, mostly I play console games, but it would be really nice if I could just get those working.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:25 PM   #6
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For windows to burn ISO just get the trial version of Nero.
(Heh, do you see all these trial versions for linux... nope.)

Your games should run using WineX... go to http://www.winehq.com and check it out.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:27 PM   #7
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For all of your pc games, I would go to transgaming.com and check out their program winex like the guy above said. You can check in their supported page to see if the games that you want to run are supported by the winex program, and also see how well they run. I know that you can get Unreal Tournament and Quake 3 to run native in Linux, and it really isn't that hard at all. As far as Xbconnect, I don't think that you will be able to find it for linux, but you may. It really has nothing to do with microsoft, and it is possible that you can find some type of program like it for linux. If you can though, I would also recommend keeping windows for the few games that you like. One, you never know when another game is going to come out that you want to play. Also, windows is good when you can't get something working in linux that you have to do right away.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:32 PM   #8
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As for your CD burning I would recommend k3b. I like it a lot It's pretty similar to Windows' Easy CD Creator.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 05:42 PM   #9
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Re: Thinking of abandoning Windows

Quote:
Originally posted by SandM4N
I'm thinking of just completely switching to Linux, and leaving Windows behind. There are just a few things holding me back, and I was wondering how easy it is to get these programs running, and how well they run.

1.) Myst, Riven, and Myst III - I've heard they are easy to run through wine, but are they?

2.) Quake III Arena

3.) Unreal Tournament

4.) It's a longshot, and I doubt many of you have heard of this, but I like to play Halo online, but I have to use a program called Xbconnect. Anyone here have any luck using that through wine?

5.) Red Faction - Has anyone had any luck with this game?

6.) Gunbound - Same as above.

5.) CD-Burning - What program do I use to burn discs? And is there a special one I need to burn ISO's?

6.) I have an old digital camera. It is a Polaroid PDC640. What would I use to get this to work?



I can abandon Gunbound, and possibly Xbconnect but that is about it. The reason I want to get rid of Windows is, well for one it's Windows
, but I only have a 20gb harddrive, and that is not much room to work with both Windows and Linux.
1) WineX
2) Native Linux
3) Native Linux
4) Qstat and many other alternatives
5) Unknown, try www.transgaming.com
6) Doesn't work i like this too
7) PLENTY of CD Burning software, mostly come with the popular distros
8) Probably

btw can u count? lol
 
Old 03-24-2004, 05:53 PM   #10
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Camera
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=161868

For burning software I use gtoaster
 
Old 03-24-2004, 06:42 PM   #11
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I use X-CD-Roast, because I had no idea that toaster had changed to gtoaster and thought it was still at version .01. lol

Well, I normally play UT2004 (full) on my computer and only run Linux, so you shouldn't have a problem with gaming. Especially since some of the games you mentioned have native Linux versions anyway.
 
  


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