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Old 03-10-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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Running Windows games etc on linux

Is this fairly easy to do? I'm thinking to use ubuntu desktop, but be able to run some of the latest 3d games on it using Wine maybe... not sure what kind of a performace hit I can expect, can Wine handle that kind of thing? What about graphics card drivers etc. Is there anything else to use Windows apps in linux other than Wine?

Or any links you suggest I read would be welcome.

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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Right, I hereby pledge to always google first:
Old 03-10-2008, 11:15 AM   #3
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Hi hashbangbunbash,

An area of my ignorance I confess, but I believe there has been some limited succes in this area. A quick google brought up which reports which games will run under wine.

But if you are serious about this you might want to look at Cedega - a commercial, subscription-based version of Wine especially for gaming. It is (in linux terms) a costly proposition but it is your best option if you want PC gaming with high profile titles under linux.

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CrossOver Office lets you run certain Windows apps, other than MS Office, under Linux. It might be worth a try:
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Expect only a limited amount of functional games under Wine. Older games are mostly okay, but new releases... well, don't count on it.

However, since Wine Is Not an Emulator (it's just a clean-room *nix reimplementation of Windows libraries), you will not see a performance decrease. In fact, a select few games will run better under Wine.

Best of luck!


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