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Old 05-18-2016, 11:01 PM   #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
Is there some way to download and play these games using Crossover?
Old 05-18-2016, 11:23 PM   #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.
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Originally Posted by Raybrite View Post
Is there some way to download and play these games using Crossover?

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

Old 05-19-2016, 06:31 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.
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As CaptSilver suggests, install W7 inside VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04.

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

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:

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

spider.chm (in C:\WINDOWS\Help)
spider.hlp (in C:\WINDOWS\Help)

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:
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 07:34 AM.
Old 05-19-2016, 07:42 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.
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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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