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Old 09-15-2005, 10:56 PM   #1
Kingrames
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Want to play windows games in linux


I've always been told stuff like "it's easy, just use wine, and you can do anything."

and that's ALL I've ever been told in english.

Now, before I start, I'd liek to say this:

I do not have a Ph.D. in Unixbabble, and I do not have any clue about what you are GOING to assume I already know.

so when you say to run a command, explain what it does and why.

2. I can run WoW in windows, I want to be able to play it with a minimum of fuss in linux. I do not want to have to write my own computer program and recompile it in C every time I want to play. I do not want to have to type 20 lines into the command line every time I want to play.

3. Ubuntu has been the smoothest linux experience yet for me. it runs. it has sound. it can connect to the internet.

don't screw that up by telling me to recompile a file needed in order to boot, or giving me detailed and complicated instructions on how to write zeroes to my hard drive.

4. I would LOVE information on how to be able to run it exclusively from linux, and not have to worry about windows at all.



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I want to be able to play world of warcraft in Ubuntu. How do I go about setting up my computer to work that way?

is there a way to install wine using the nifty installer thingy over there in the upper-right-hand corner of my screen? If so will it automatically set up the appropriate stuff so that I could set up a "macro" to run WoW at the press of a button?

Oh, and while I'm at it, you think you could also explain how to run other games? stuff like the olde Icewind Dale? Emperor of thte Fading Suns?

If I get this working, I will shower you with praise and platonic love.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 10:59 PM   #2
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Windows games are made for windows... If you want ot play windows games then boot windows... It's not that difficult... No-one say's you have to run Windows Software in Linux.

KC
 
Old 09-16-2005, 12:48 AM   #3
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First off if you don't have wine installed, run the program Synaptic (used for installing programs) and install wine. (synaptic is pretty straightforward to use)
Next copy all the files from the WoW cds to a directory on your hard drive.
Now open a console and change to the directory where you copied the files. (type in "cd " and then the directory you put the files ie. "/home/kencaz/wowdir")
Code:
cd /home/kencaz/wowdir
Run wine:
Code:
wine install.exe
Install WoW as you would on windows.
When that is done right click on your desktop and select create launcher.
Fill in the name with whatever you want.
for the command put:
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wine "/home/kencaz/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft/WoW.exe" -opengl
or wherever you installed it
Select an icon if you want and click ok.
Double click on the new icon on your desktop and it should run.

Don't forget to delete the files you copied from the cd to free up some hard drive space.

I hope this helps you!
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:57 AM   #4
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tried that, and when I get to the installer it says I need a newer operating system. is there a command to ignore that check in the install program?

like -nocheckos

or something like that?
 
Old 09-18-2005, 04:49 AM   #5
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have you tried cedega ??

http://www.transgaming.com/

i played "Call of Duty: United Offensive" using it and it worked great
 
Old 09-18-2005, 12:30 PM   #6
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What version of wine are you running? In a console/terminal type in
Code:
wine --version
If you want the newest version of wine, use the CVS (it is working with wow for me).
Open a console
Type/paste in:
Code:
export CVSROOT=:pserver:cvs@cvs.winehq.org:/home/wine
Hit enter and then type:
Code:
cvs login
For the password put "cvs"
Then type in the following to begin downloading wine:
Code:
cvs -z 0 checkout wine
After that finishes (it will probably take a while) change into the wine directory that it just created:
Code:
cd wine
Then do:
Code:
./configure
When that is finished do:
Code:
make
and finally:
Code:
sudo make install
======
You could also do
Code:
su -c make\ install
if you know the root password.
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Now if you run
Code:
wine --version
it should say
Code:
Wine 20050830
Now you can try running the installer and hopefully that will work.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 09:41 PM   #7
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I have a question about all this. What about the 2nd disk. I'm trying to install S W Jedi Knights the 2nd disk has the same dir's on it as the first.
what do you do in the /home/timmy/jedi dir would I put cd1 and cd2 /home/timmy/jedi/cd1 ?

Do you have to pay for Cedega?

Last edited by tkienzle; 09-18-2005 at 09:51 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 10:35 PM   #8
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kingrames@kingrames:~$ export CVSROOT=:pserver:cvs@cvs.winehq.org:/home/wine
kingrames@kingrames:~$ cvs login
bash: cvs: command not found


this is what I get when i type in cvs login.

Last edited by Kingrames; 09-18-2005 at 11:45 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 10:49 PM   #9
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install cvs using synaptic (like how you installed wine)
 
Old 09-18-2005, 11:45 PM   #10
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kingrames@kingrames:/media/onesixtygig/wowinstall$ wine installer.exe
/usr/local/bin/wine-pthread: relocation error: /usr/local/bin/wine-pthread: symbol wine_pthread_set_functions, version WINE_1.0 not defined in file libwine.so.1 with link time reference


this is after the hour spent doing ./configure
make
and sudo make install
 
Old 09-19-2005, 11:50 AM   #11
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I have up to date games that use direct X 9.0. I love Linux and would use it for my main operating system but because of the direct X issues I cannot.

Can games using direct x 9.0 still be run in Linux?
 
  


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