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Old 06-30-2003, 12:48 AM   #1
MikeMcCarty
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Question Games via Linux


I know it is a generic question and everyone asks it, but how do you get windows games to run with linux? Wine right? or something similiar to that. For my feeble little mind that isn't enough. Could someone give me step to step instruction fromm the ground up on how to innstall Winne and then get somme game as simmple as starcraft to run or in high hopes Unreal Tournament or Soldier of Fortune 2. Thanks. Whoever responds to this must relise that i don not know shit about linux and would appreciate elementary innstructions.

-Mike
 
Old 06-30-2003, 01:35 AM   #2
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WINE is not very simple to get running. I suggest you learn more first.

Unreal Tournament has a linux version though. I believe SOF does too, but im not sure.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 01:46 AM   #3
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Both Unreal Tournment and Soldier Fortune is out for LINUX. Though Soldier Fortune II and Unreal Tournment 2003 are not.

Try
http://www.lokigames.com
 
Old 06-30-2003, 02:20 AM   #4
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UT2003 is. The installer is on the third disc.

The only game I play is UT2K3. (I like shooting things dead).
 
Old 06-30-2003, 02:46 AM   #5
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Killing dead things is always good. I like mind bending games like rpg's as well. Solving problems can be fun. Btw here is a link to winex's homepage for your step by step help of running wine. http://www.transgaming.com/ there is a fee though to download the software but I've seen older version's on the net available to download for free. The fee is only like $5 bucks though and that includes there support and 24/7 email supprot I believe.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 03:10 AM   #6
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Actually, I do believe you can use CVS to get WineX without cost. Please correct me if I am wrong.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 06:42 AM   #7
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there are instructions on my guide on how to get RTCW:ET to work in linux - there is a linux version!

guide link is below
 
Old 06-30-2003, 11:37 AM   #8
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Well can anyone give me any ideas on how to get them to work. Anything other than Wine that someone can tell how to use.
- Mike
 
Old 06-30-2003, 11:53 AM   #9
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I tried the cvs winex and had a hell of a time and it still wouldn't work. I gave in, paid $5 and downloaded Point2Play - which is WineX and a frontend. All is now very easy, evn better than that, when a new WineX comes out I can just press a button and update it. Well worth spending the cash.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 02:52 PM   #10
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Theres no point in getting the CVS version of WineX, because it doesnt include the DirectX API. So it will basically run the same games as regular WINE. The directX is what you get WineX for anyway.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 03:05 PM   #11
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What is CVS? and can somebody confirm that paying the five bucks is a good idea.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 03:50 PM   #12
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Concurrent Versions System. Its a way for a bunch of developers to work on the same code. But it also allows normal users to login, and get the actual development code for the project.

But because there are lots of proprietary parts to WineX (the DX API), they dont let you have public access to them.

So yes, paying the $5 is the right thing, if you really want games. But there are plenty of Linux games that we mentioned, so that should hold you over.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 04:17 PM   #13
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Don't forget Quake3 (yes it's older than the aforementioned games, but it still rocks!).

You can install Quake3 on Linux as well using the Quake3 Linux cd by copying pak1.pk3 (I think that's the main one) to a directory named /Quake3/baseq3/ and then installing a Quake3 Point release in the /Quake3 directory.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 04:21 PM   #14
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Definitely recommend paying the dosh - installation was a breeze.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 05:02 PM   #15
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try the linux gaming FAQ on Icculus. It covers a majority of the titles available.
 
  


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