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Old 01-26-2017, 06:30 AM   #1
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Using Wine to run Online Reversi, a free Microsoft store app


I used to enjoy playing online Reversi/Othello online with other humans in WinXP. I have found what may be the current equivalent to that WinXP game here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store...i/9wzdncrdrb3h

How could I use Wine to run this with Linux? A further complication is that the webpage will not let me download it as I am using Linux.

I am using Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 Cinnamon.

Thanks.

Edit: I have found what could be the same thing on a webpage here http://games.bluesky.cn/archives/10/reversi.html The traffic seems to be very low, so it may be useless in practice.

An example of a webpage about getting WinXP Reversi to run on later versions of Windows is here http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/1715...in-windows-81/ I may have a bundle of the relevant software somewhere if anyone is interested, and the Windows registry values are available from the Romanian webpage.

Thanks again.

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Old 01-26-2017, 06:51 AM   #2
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One of the first things you should do if you're looking for new software on Mint is to launch the Software Manager and search there.

Searching for "reversi" in the Software Manager produces 3 results (at least on Mint 18.1, but they should also be on Mint 17.3): grhino, quarry and kreversi. You should try them out, especially as the chances of you running a Windows Modern app on Linux is remote.

Edit: Oops, I just read the "online" part of your question, sorry. Only my last sentence should be valid, but I'll leave the rest in case someone comes across this thread searching for "reversi".

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Old 01-26-2017, 08:50 AM   #3
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You'll probably not see those Microsoft games work under Wine.
 
Old 01-26-2017, 09:10 AM   #4
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http://www.flyordie.com/reversi/

Just got done with a game. Completely portable. Can play on my phone as well.
 
Old 01-26-2017, 10:39 AM   #5
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Nope.
Virtualbox > Full install of Windows > Online reversi game for Windows.
 
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Old 01-26-2017, 11:34 AM   #6
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Nope.
Virtualbox > Full install of Windows > Online reversi game for Windows.
Agreed, that's how I would do it.
 
Old 01-26-2017, 02:16 PM   #7
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WHY use microsoft versions of Othello ( reverse)

the GNU engine and boards are WAY BETTER
Kreverse is a great gui
https://6-t.imgbox.com/VDW2cE3n.jpg
-- if that dose not work
http://imgbox.com/VDW2cE3n

and you can even login to online rooms to play other people with some of the versions in the os's repos

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Old 01-26-2017, 02:54 PM   #8
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Wonder how far ReactOS would go on fooling windows programs on their unified programs?

https://www.reactos.org/
 
Old 01-29-2017, 08:00 AM   #9
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Thanks. Can I ask some more about using WinXP within Virtualbox please?

How much space would it take up?

Would it be completely dormant while I am not using it?

Will it take hours and hours to install, as WinXP on its own used to?

Most crucially, what anti-virus and malware protection should I use?

I could find myself going back to square one as the only reason I stopped using WinXP was because it was not supported by anti-virus software any more.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-29-2017, 08:12 AM   #10
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Thanks. Can I ask some more about using WinXP within Virtualbox please?

How much space would it take up?

Would it be completely dormant while I am not using it?

Will it take hours and hours to install, as WinXP on its own used to?

Most crucially, what anti-virus and malware protection should I use?

I could find myself going back to square one as the only reason I stopped using WinXP was because it was not supported by anti-virus software any more.

Thanks.
To answer some of your questions, my Windows XP virtual hard disk size is 10GB (although you may need a bit more if you're going to install a lot of other software), it didn't take too long to install (if I recall correctly), and I run Avast in the virtual machine as well as running occasional on-demand scans with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. Yes, it is completely dormant if you're not running it in VirtualBox.
 
Old 01-29-2017, 12:05 PM   #11
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a question

Will the dead and unsupported XP even run windows10 store apps ?

why not just use one of the WAY BETTER Othello games in the mint repos
 
Old 01-29-2017, 12:22 PM   #12
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a question

Will the dead and unsupported XP even run windows10 store apps ?

why not just use one of the WAY BETTER Othello games in the mint repos
Very probably not. I think the OP was considering running the original XP version.
 
Old 02-01-2017, 08:25 AM   #13
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Thank you. I was only interested in playing online against other humans, as I said in my question. I have already tried many different computer Reversi/Othello games and they are not as enjoyable because part of the fun was guessing about what your opponent was thinking, from a variety of cues I suppose. When playing against a human I was often able to guess their next move. Humans tend to avoid some board positions and favour others, but this does not apply to a computer, and their play is either too easy or too hard, I've never had it just right. Maybe a computer program could simulate a human style of play by giving much greater weight to position and restricting or randomly varying the depth of search during the game.
 
  


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