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Old 06-05-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
curmudgeon42
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wine and winex


i have recently gotten wine working during my "get away from MS" initiative. i have successfully gotten Dreamweaver to work.

the next step in my Linux edumication is to get games working, which it appears requires WineX (at least for some games).

should I run Wine and WineX, or can I get away with just WineX? I basically, aside from games, plan on running Dreamweaver MX and Flash MX.

thanks,

~ Justin
 
Old 06-05-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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well i guess it depends on the games you want to run ... i personally have tried both
and have had success with both ... for instance right now i only use the regular wine
and all i use it for is to play Counter-Strike ... i have got other games to run fine such
as Soldier of Fortune II with the regular wine .. so again, you can probably get away
with the regular wine, but like you said some may need winex, but it'll depend on
what your running ... i find personally that i have had most success with wine20031212 ..
so to give you the best answer i can think of, just run whatever you have the most
success with ... wine is one of those things you can't get a straight answer with, and it
all comes down to testing different versions and seeing which is best for you ...

Last edited by DrOzz; 06-05-2004 at 11:03 PM.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 10:08 AM   #3
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well, i guess i was afraid of getting an answer like that, but i can't say i'm surprised. :-)

linux certainly helps in practicing one's trial-and-error skills

thanks for the help

~ Justin
 
Old 06-06-2004, 07:45 PM   #4
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well i mean regardless of what version of wine you run you should be able to run
dreamweaver and flash ... so without specifying games, you have to expect an answer
like the one i supplied you with ... which is more than most would have said ... if you
wanna specify some games you may be playing, a couple things can happen ... people
can respond that have actually got them games to work, or you may get responses
saying that you have a fat chance of getting a certain game to work ... for example such
as most tom clancy games unfortunetly ....
 
Old 06-06-2004, 08:11 PM   #5
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right, that makes sense

thanks for the help, and if (most likely when) i have problems with a particular game, i'll look for more specific info

~ Justin
 
  


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