I Just installed Mandrake Linux on my system. Naturally I would also like to play GOOD games, not the ones that come with the OS.
So How do I make my dx8, dx9 games work? I heard that WINE only works with dx7. Also when I try to run .exe files (read: the steam installer) it says "open with..."
What do I open it with? How do I run EXE files, run games and install firefox? Please help.
P.S I searched the forums and couldnt find help on this...
I might be able to help with installing Firefox.
Download the install file for linux to a easy to remember directory. Example:
When it's done downloading, right click on the file and click on 'Extract Here'. It should extract to a folder named 'firefox-installer'.
Open up a commandline and navigate to this folder. Then, as root, type:
This should invoke the installer. Now just follow the directions and choose the directory to install to.
After that, you'll have to make shortcuts. For the sake of examples, let's say you chose to install Firefox to:
(Note, these instuctions are from what I have to do to make shortcuts, I use Ubuntu Linux w/ Gnome)
Right click on desktop, click on 'Create Launcher'. In the 'Create Launcher' box that pops up, Type:
There are other things that they have for you to fill out, but I'm sure they're safe to skip.