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Old 06-08-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
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Unhappy Have redhat; want to play windows games

I have red hat on my comp because i got sick of my comp crashing every 2 months using windows but i still want to play my same old microsoft games.

Somebody please take me step by step (because I am an idiot) on how to run counterstrike or ut 2003 on my redhat machine.
Old 06-08-2004, 10:49 PM   #2
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Hello there Cooldudeav!!!

Welcome to So, you are willing to play Windows games in Linux huh? . Well, in the case of Unreal 2003, look no further. If you have the 3 CD's set, the third disk comes with a Linux installer .

A fine list of games for Linux can be found here. It's also possible to run many Windows Games through an installer. Here you may find very cool installers. One of my favorites is Unreal Installer(Unreal classic, not UT). With that, Unreal classic runs under Unreal Tournament as a mod, pretty cool if you'd ask me .

Another way of playing Windows games under Linux is through WineX, an specie of emulator for DirectX based games. There's a CVS(free version) of WineX for download, but I'd recommend you to pay (it's quite cheap) and get pre-made packages for your distribution. Check out their Supported game list and see how well it works before investing in WineX. Although not optimized for games, Wine classic is known to run a few games as well. At Frank's Corner you will find plenty of tutorials to help you setting up wine for both games and applications.

Hint: I do not recommend wine, but I do recommend WineX ..

Now, if you are into DOS games, there's DosBOX, yet another emulator. Although very slow, DosBOX has a great compatibility list that you should check out .

And at last, Linux has great Console Emulators... Unfortunately, they are very hard to compile, or poorly documented, but if you read this thread, you will see that I've found a lot of rpm's for Redhat, Suse and Mandrake here.

I think that's it....

Happy Gaming!!

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Old 06-08-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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UT2003 yes, but don't forget 2004 as well.

and quake

and for more info see these sites as well:

For the best ut2003 install follow these instructions:

1. copy the "" file on the last CD onto your hard drive.

2. unmount your CD.

3. ether click on the to start the install or run the command sh /home/user/

(note: the installer will mount the necessary disks DO NOT MANUALY MOUNT DISKS)
(note: when installing UT2003 disks are labeled 1, 2, 3 the installer asks for disks play, 1, 2 1=play, 1=2, 2=3)

good luck
Old 06-09-2004, 02:47 PM   #4
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I tried installing UT 2003 using the linux installer on disk 3 like HenchmenResourc said but I ran it in the terminal and it came up with this in the terminal:
Gtk-WARNING **: GModule initialization check failed: Gtk+ version too old (micro
mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read only
Mounted device /dev/fd0

And the install will not begin
What do I do?


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