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Old 11-26-2006, 09:14 AM   #1
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Play Windows games on SuSE


I want to play my Windows games on SuSE, but I don't own a credit card for buying Cedega. Is there any similar program to Cedega that is free?
 
Old 11-26-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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Windows games on SUSE

Wine is free and works for some programs. There is also crossoveroffice, but I don't know if it's free after the trial period.

Do you know anyone who has a credit card and would let you reimburse him?
 
Old 11-27-2006, 09:37 AM   #3
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The simplest way to achieve this is to run a "Windows Virtual Machine" as a guest OS. Vmware workstation is expensive but you can download the server version for free-- a bit more fiddly to get it to work but great product.

(http://www.vmware.com)

The Free stuff


http://www.vmware.com/products/free_virtualization.html

If you don't mind spending a small amount of dosh (around 40 USD) you can get Parallels which will also allow you to run Windows as a guest OS.

(http://www.parallels.com)

So long as your windows games don't make any direct hardware calls they should run fine on a VM.

Note you'll need to Install Windows as a VM so you'll need your original Windows CD's or files.

Cheers
-K

Last edited by 1kyle; 11-27-2006 at 09:38 AM.
 
  


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