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Old 01-06-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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Can i do this???

i want to take a linux distro and use it manily for work. but i also want to play games on it. like some of the more recent windows only games without having to pay monthly fees for cedage. can i simply take my windows cd and have it run inside linux and use that to play games on? like i click an icon and i am instantly switched to windows and i can play games on it on my free time? is that remotely possible?

most likely i wouldn't use windows for anything else had it not been for the exclusive games it has (only because MS shoves DirectX into gaming developers faces and forces them to make windows only games...)

thanks for the advice!
Old 01-06-2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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Look here:
It will help you get started

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You can't just mount a Windows CD in linux and miraculously have Windows running in a window. You would need something like a VMWare virtual machine to install Windows into. If you're games aren't too demanding then you can play your games through it.
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is there a list of games that will work on wine? how extensive is this list?

is there a VMWare that you would recommend? would i need other software for it? would the process need me to do some coding of my own? thank you for your time, sorry if i ponder too much. but thanks for the advice you already have offered.
Old 01-07-2007, 12:18 AM   #5
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is there a VMWare that you would recommend?
There's a misunderstanding here: VMWare is a specific virtual machine application available at (You can find installation instructions elsewhere.) No coding required, but you'll have to register to get a key for it. Last time I checked that was the case at least.
Old 01-07-2007, 12:27 AM   #6
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VMWare emulates generic video drivers, however, so it will work for simple games but anything 3D or requiring lots of video processing will look quite bad. If you want to play those I'd say go for Wine or (if necessary_ cedega.


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