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Posted: 9/17/2009 9:00:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2009 3:58:39 AM EST by jonny762]
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:35:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 11:42:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 11:43:09 AM EST by AngeredKabar]
Wine doesn't really do games that well.

There is a non-free project called Cedega that is more geared towards games, but it's not perfect and usually lacking support for new games by a few months.

Also, remember that DirectX is a windows only thing, and Cedega tries to turn the DirectX calls into OpenGL, so a lot of the time, the game just doesn't look the same. Sometimes sprites are much larger than they should be, missing textures, etc.

And I didn't have much luck with punkbuster working on online play. It kept kicking me because it could detect that I wasn't running windows.

Here's the link to Cedega. They should have some information on what games it can play on that website if you're still interested.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 12:43:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 12:44:26 PM EST by TinLeg]
For gaming, windows is king.

There are some things you can try but like the above poster said, there are issues with newer games.

Upgrade to windows 7 if you really hate Vista. You may not like windows 7 either but it's worth a try.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:06:31 PM EST
I use Wine here and there for assorted apps. However, I've never used it for games. I use game consoles for games.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:56:13 AM EST
I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 and wine. So far I've run IL2 , Steam with Halflife , Halflife 2 , and a few others installed via steam and they work just as well as on windows. I've installed Q4 and Doom 3 using id's linux installer and they run fine.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:44:48 AM EST
If you don't have an aversion to paid for software you can look at CrossOver Office/Games. It works really well with most of the stuff I played with on Linux a while back.
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