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Old 07-14-2003, 12:45 PM   #1
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Arrow compleatly new at linux

hello everyone

i am completely new @ linux and i wish to install Half-Life (a computer game) so i can use my linux computer as a server

unfortunately i cant even figure out how to install Half life

I no there is some program i must install first to install windows applications on linux but i cant figure out how to install that eather.
I'm using red hat linux 8.0 if anyone has any thought pleez help me

i feel I'm missing something big hear

Old 07-14-2003, 12:58 PM   #2
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The program to run windows progs is wine.

You can follow this other thread to install and configure it right

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Old 07-14-2003, 01:20 PM   #3
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If you just want a server, this is a linux server version available for free:
Old 07-14-2003, 01:31 PM   #4
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Angry confused

I'm really really lost now could someone give me step by step wine installation

your thread didn't help mutch
Old 07-14-2003, 01:40 PM   #5
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try this page

Old 07-14-2003, 01:44 PM   #6
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First off, the question (as already stated above) is, are you trying to run a half-life multiplayer server, or do you just want to play the game? If you are running a server, then Wine is not needed, and you can just install and fire up the HLDS (Half life dedicated server) Linux executable.

Old 07-14-2003, 01:52 PM   #7
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ok fellow new-linux user...I just got through with this battle...

Here's the steps.

Go to and look in the top right corner. There's a link under "latest release" (currently 20030709). Click on it and on the page it takes you to, use the first link to download a tar.gz file.

You should be able to open the tar file and find an "extract all" button. It will ask you where to extract it a place. It will then make a directory there called wine[version] (ie wine-20030709). Open up a terminal window by right-clicking your Gnome desktop and selecting new terminal or by clicking the redhat menu, highlighting system tools and choosing terminal.

Now you need to get into that new directory it created. Use the cd command like the old DOS terminals...for instance if the new directory is in your "home" folder, you will type

cd /home/username/wine-20030709

Now type


and watch it install. It will prompt you for a few things (do you want to install the windows-free version, your root password, do you want to install wine, etc). Note that you have to type "yes" or "no", not just "y" or "n".

It will tell you to go rent a movie or do wash and come back in a while. Check back and answer any more questions it has. You do want to have it install the required "fake drive" directories for you, and also you want it to copy the .reg and .config files, when it asks.

Now when it's done and you want to use wine to run a program (let's say notepad), open a terminal window and type

wine notepad

or setup off of a CD, wine d:\\setup.exe

Hope this all isn't as straightforward as you might think for us newbies :-) It's not too bad though.


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