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Old 01-18-2010, 05:23 AM   #1
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Installing games on linux


I have just installed Linux Ubuntu and I have a lot of Windows XP games
How can I install these games if I am running virtual Windows?
The computer keeps on telling me there is no Graphics card and
I must check my hardware. But all these games have been played
previously?
 
Old 01-18-2010, 06:38 AM   #2
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You should try and enlist the help of Wine along-side PlayOnLinux. Both are available in the repositories but should probably be searched for in Synaptic so you can more easily read the descriptions about them and stuff. PlayOnLinux gives a little more gaming support to Wine I believe though, I'm not sure exactly how. And Wine is a Windows compatibility layer which will help you run Windows binaries under Linux.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 07:42 AM   #3
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I have just installed Linux Ubuntu and I have a lot of Windows XP games
How can I install these games if I am running virtual Windows?
The computer keeps on telling me there is no Graphics card and
I must check my hardware. But all these games have been played
previously?
Why don't you test some games for linux platform?
 
Old 01-18-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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You might also want to look at CrossOver (the commercial (paid) version of WINE). They have a free trial version and there is a version specifically for games.

You mention "virtual Windows".....Do you have Windows running on a virtual machine? Please give a complete description of your setup.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 01:20 AM   #5
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You might also want to look at CrossOver (the commercial (paid) version of WINE). They have a free trial version and there is a version specifically for games.

You mention "virtual Windows".....Do you have Windows running on a virtual machine? Please give a complete description of your setup.

Hi.
Running virtual Windows I mean on the same system but just not as the running program on the computer. The running program is Linux Ubuntu and then I log on to Windows virtual. I only have windows loaded for the kids to play their games but I use Linux for the rest (Business). All the games the kids play have to be loaded on Windows XP but I am battling to play, loading is not a problem but playing it is the problem. I do not know if this will help you understand better. I am still learning myself as this system was installed by my dad and he is a true believer of Linux Ubuntu!!
 
Old 01-19-2010, 03:35 AM   #6
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Hi.
Running virtual Windows I mean on the same system but just not as the running program on the computer. The running program is Linux Ubuntu and then I log on to Windows virtual. I only have windows loaded for the kids to play their games but I use Linux for the rest (Business). All the games the kids play have to be loaded on Windows XP but I am battling to play, loading is not a problem but playing it is the problem. I do not know if this will help you understand better. I am still learning myself as this system was installed by my dad and he is a true believer of Linux Ubuntu!!
I believe its called Virtual Box.
 
  


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