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Old 02-22-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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Final Fantasy Online for Linux

Hey guys,
I know WINE can run linux applications and such but can it run Final Fantasy Online and if so, Can it do it from my actual windows drive. I have noticed to run things through wine I usually have to install the program into linux. Anyways I was just currious because FFXI is the only reason I keep windows... I would much prefer to run it in linux because linux is after all more stable.


Old 02-22-2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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WINE runs *some* windows applications on linux and these need to be installed to the 'fake' windows directory. As far as I know WINE can't handle running an app from your xp partition unless you have everything the app will need (dll's, registry settings etc) installed and set-up in the 'fake' windows directory. This is because, as I understand it, although WINE is running the executable from a different partition, it is using the 'fake' windows directory for any needed files. I suppose it would be like running a stand alone executable from a network share, windows will be looking on the clients hard disk for any required files.

Also, I know they are charging for it, but WineX is better for running games.


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