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Hardware & Software => Linux/Unix Discussions => Topic started by: Corrine on August 24, 2010, 01:06:24 PM



Title: Gaming and Linux
Post by: Corrine on August 24, 2010, 01:06:24 PM
Consolidated from BATL (http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?showtopic=38001):

Quote from: securitybreach
In order to install a game using wine you need to open up a terminal and navigate to the directory where the setup.exe file is located. Then:
Code:
$ wine setup.exe
to install the game.

Here is a list of games that wine currently supports: [url]http://appdb.winehq.org/[/url] (http://"[url]http://appdb.winehq.org/[/url]")
and here is a list of Linux games [url]http://happypenguin.org/[/url] (http://"[url]http://happypenguin.org/[/url]")

That being said, I also have a Windows 7 partition for gaming but I disable the network while running windoze. I do not play games very much but when I do they are generally new FPS (First Person Shooters) that are very graphic intensive. I find that wine does not support newer games and ones that require anything higher than DirectX 9 to run.



Other game links from the same thread by member "arochester":

1) Wine and games - http://frankscorner.org/ (http://"http://frankscorner.org/")
2) Linux Gaming Sites - http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com/ (http://"http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com/")


Title: Re: Gaming and Linux
Post by: dannylucas88 on December 20, 2011, 09:11:47 PM
Consolidated from BATL ([url]http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?showtopic=38001[/url]):

Quote from: securitybreach
In order to install a game using wine you need to open up a terminal and navigate to the directory where the setup.exe file is located. Then:
Code:
$ wine setup.exe
to install the game.

Here is a list of games that wine currently supports: [url]http://appdb.winehq.org/[/url] (http://"[url]http://appdb.winehq.org/[/url]")
and here is a list of Linux games [url]http://happypenguin.org/[/url] (http://"[url]http://happypenguin.org/[/url]")

That being said, I also have a Windows 7 partition for gaming but I disable the network while running windoze. I do not play games very much but when I do they are generally new FPS (First Person Shooters) that are very graphic intensive. I find that wine does not support newer games and ones that require anything higher than DirectX 9 to run.



Other game links from the same thread by member "arochester":

1) Wine and games - [url]http://frankscorner.org/[/url] (http://"[url]http://frankscorner.org/[/url]")
2) Linux Gaming Sites - [url]http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com/[/url] (http://"[url]http://lgn.linux-hardcore.com/[/url]")



I am new to the whole Linux Web Hosting space, and am trying to figure out why it is the preferred system for gamers.  Any reasons in particular?
-Danny

Edit note:  Referral link removed.
Corrine