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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:21 pm 
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I was reading the most recent issue of MPC, and it was talking about gaming under Wine...Now, I know some games work like this, but the mag made it sound like ALL games will work like this...what is the status of gaming in Linux? I am wondering because I am contemplating turning my Q6600 folder into a gaming machine, but if I can't game under Linux well, I see no point...I do NOT want to go back to Windows...If that is the only option, I will stick to my consoles...

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What games are you looking to get playing under WINE? On my q6600 running OpenSuSE 11 64-bit I have The Orange Box, WoW, and Battlefield 2. For the most part, WINE does not like to emulate games that rely heavily on .NET framework as I cannot get F.E.A.R Combat to run.


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I don't really know...I've never really been in the PC gaming loop...I would want to be able to play as much as possible, but if you got Orange box and BF2, those would be up there on my playlist...also CoD...I like FPS's and RTS's, some MMO's here and there...


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The Source engine has a linux port, so that is easy enough.

The article didn't say that all games could run in linux ... or did it imply that. At least, I don't remember saying that.

There was thread a while back about the best gaming OS and it gives a good pros / cons analysis of the situation in linux with gaming.


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nebbuchanezzar wrote:
I don't really know...I've never really been in the PC gaming loop...I would want to be able to play as much as possible, but if you got Orange box and BF2, those would be up there on my playlist...also CoD...I like FPS's and RTS's, some MMO's here and there...


I personally have not gotten CoD4 to play on SuSE 64-bit, but my friend has it running on Ubuntu 32-bit. It does seem as though Ubuntu plays the nicest with WINE, not sure why. You can check the WINE App Database. The page I linked shows the Top-10 from each of its categories on how much is needed to install and run them. Also in the top third of the page on the left you can search the database for other applications and what may be needed to run the application.


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I've never gotten a damn thing working with Wine. I'll have to pick up this months issue to see Jip's article.


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Feel free to ask questions here, too. :)

Writing a short HOW-TO to cover installing Wine on generic linux distros was .. challenging. ;)


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Hey Jip, I don't have the article in front of me, but did you include the installation and use of Wine-Doors? It seems to help fix a lot of smaller .dll conflicts and missing .dll's.


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Hey Jip, I don't have the article in front of me, but did you include the installation and use of Wine-Doors? It seems to help fix a lot of smaller .dll conflicts and missing .dll's.


I did not! Good call... maybe we should write up something and sticky it in here.

We'll see how many people stream in complaining that my article didn't help them get their games running in 'nix. ;)


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I'd be up to compiling a WIne Sticky. Side note here, what distro do you use Jip?


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UnLawFulGod wrote:
I'd be up to compiling a WIne Sticky. Side note here, what distro do you use Jip?


Gentoo on my dev box, Ubuntu on the rest. You?


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Jipstyle wrote:
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I'd be up to compiling a WIne Sticky. Side note here, what distro do you use Jip?


Gentoo on my dev box, Ubuntu on the rest. You?


I use OpenSuSE 11.0 on all my boxes. So I guess if you wanted to write the debian part, I could cover the redhate / rpm side...Although I do not know if there are any differences between the two besides maybe some commands.


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WOW!!! I glanced at your name, and I swear I read unlawfulGOOD...wut a nerd...lawl...


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nebbuchanezzar wrote:
wut a nerd...lawl...



The irony....


ANYWAYS

Has someone managed to get Sins of a Solar Empire to work + play online in WINE? haven't even tried yet.


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