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Old 05-19-2016, 12:01 AM   #1
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Windows7 games on Ubuntu16.04


One of the big things that keeps Win7 on my computer is the spider solitaire and hearts games on there.
I have seen the Hearts games and solitaire games on Ubuntu and they do not play as
well.
Is there some way to download and play these games using Crossover?
 
Old 05-19-2016, 12:23 AM   #2
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Either a virtual machine version of windows 7 or you are going to have to find a version of the game that can be installed. I still miss the pinball game from windows xp. LOL. Try these urls and see if you can get them to work. I have not tested them.

https://www.playonlinux.com/en/app-1...Solitaire.html
http://www.stchman.com/hearts_page.html
 
Old 05-19-2016, 06:25 AM   #3
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Is there some way to download and play these games using Crossover?
Hi...

Legally speaking, highly unlikely. I would contact Microsoft first before you use the links above or attempt anything.

Regards...
 
Old 05-19-2016, 07:31 AM   #4
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If you absolutely must install those Windows 7 games, then Windows 7 is necessary, perhaps as suggested in a virtual machine like VMware. Even to run them in Windows 8 involves some hacking and modifications. The alternatives for Linux, such as AisleRiot, work equally well and are strongly recommended.
 
Old 05-19-2016, 07:32 AM   #5
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Raybrite,

As CaptSilver suggests, install W7 inside VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04.

Needless to say, a genuine COA will be required for W7.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/18742...gh-virtual-box

@CaptSilver,
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I still miss the pinball game from windows xp. LOL.
To play Pinball and real XP Solitaire on W7, find a computer running XP.

Then look in:
C:\Windows\system32

Ignore the dire warnings and copy the following to a new folder (XP Games) on your XP desktop:

cards.dll
freecell.exe
mshearts.exe
sol.exe
spider.chm (in C:\WINDOWS\Help)
spider.exe
spider.hlp (in C:\WINDOWS\Help)
winmine.exe

NB Pinball has it’s own folder:
C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Pinball

cards.dll is required for most/all of these XP games.

XP Solitaire needs:
cards.dll
sol.exe (sol)

Next copy and paste the XP Games folder to a USB flash drive and then transfer this folder to your W7 desktop.

Create a new folder called Classic Games or similar on your W7 Desktop.

Next, copy and paste the contents of XP Games to Classic Games.

Job done!

Last edited by beachboy2; 05-19-2016 at 08:34 AM.
 
Old 05-19-2016, 08:42 PM   #6
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Might be possible to use some of the simple games on wine, crossover office or playonlinux. Might even work in dosbox. See if ReactOS might play them too in a VM.
 
Old 05-23-2016, 02:12 PM   #7
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Why dont you use the Ubuntu software center to search for similar games ?
I am quite linux versions arent that much different.
 
  


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