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Old 07-02-2007, 10:02 AM   #31
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wats dual booting?
Old 07-02-2007, 10:20 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by fatalblow
wats dual booting?
Install two or more operating systems on the same computer....and choose which one to boot from a menu.

Also, you can install a "virtual machine" on one system (eg Linux), and then install other OSes (including Windows) in the virtual machine.

Search here at LQ--and on Google--for--e.g. "dual boot", "multi-boot", "virtual machine", and "virtualization"

I think this has alread been stated but: Some things will work in WINE and not in CrossOver Office--AND vice-versa.
Old 07-02-2007, 11:20 AM   #33
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Not sure, but the last time I tried to get a guest virtual machine to play games it did not work so well. The graphics were horrible(with vmware tools installed). May or may not work it's been awhile since I tried. And by the level of experience the OP is displaying I highly doubt they would be able to compile the application or it's needed patches in some cases.

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Old 07-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #34
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there is no 3d-hardware acceleration in a vm , only vmware fusion can do that and its for macs only
Old 07-03-2007, 03:11 PM   #35
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Yeah, i was about to say you can't play games using virtual machines!

Why are you trying to run the game on linux anyways? why not just get a computer with windows and save yourself the hasstle?
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I would opt for vmware if the game is non-3d, although it may be a bit more challenging to install for a new user. That's a bummer that it doesnt currently work with wine though.

Wine installation is really easy if you use the package manager that comes with your distro.

For example, I use Fedora Core 5 which uses yum. You could just do "yum install wine" at a command prompt and that would have taken care of it for you. I'm sure this is the case for distros that use apt-get.
Old 07-10-2007, 10:23 AM   #37
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ok ok ok i get it now


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