linux games

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by matthewd997, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. matthewd997
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    hi!

    i recently got linux on my pc,

    however wine won't run any of my windows cd-rom games, how can i get theese to work?
     
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    Looking at the Wine Application Database to see if the games you want to play are supported would be a start. Sometimes there's information on how to get a particular game to work, too. Reading and following the Wine general help can't hurt either.
     
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    You also might want to look for Linux ports of some games. Which games specifically do you want to run?
     
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    i wanted to run a game called populous: the beginning


    edit: i just got it working, thanks guys!

    but i was also having trouble running pirates of the carribean online using wine, does anybody know how to work ths?

    has anyone got this working???
     
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    Keep in mind WINE is still beta so apps and games may not work
     
  6. matthewd997
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    has anybody got a decent game they have downloaded for linux of the internet that has really good graphics
     
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    Personally I would get an amiga emulator but
    http://www.linux-gamers.net/ it is not quite as specific as the wine site

    As for the pirates game it says DirectX 9 or better which wine does not do so good.

    I would not suggest it just yet but you could go the cvscedega route (cedega is a commercial branch of WINE but they release some code allowing you to upgrade WINEs gaming ability a little bit). Read through the first link though before jumping headlong into it.
     
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    any search for 'linux games' or 'linux shooters' on google will bring up the most popular games. I like/have liked Planeshift (mmorpg), Urban Terror (shooter), Nexuiz (shooter), True Combat Elite (shooter), Battle for Wesnoth (strategy), etc. Check out http://gaming.gwos.org/doku.php.

    Right now, all I play are CS:S and Portal through wine, and boot into windows for CoD4.