#1
lets face it, most pc games are made for windows, im planning on putting ubuntu on a pc, and was wondering if pc games would work?if not what would i need to do to make them
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#2
Wine (I think, thats just word on the street I have never used linux or any of its OS's)
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#3
You could install Wine, and work it through there.

And I think you can get a bunch of other games, if you search in Synaptic.
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#4
You'd need DirectX.

You can't use direct games games on something like openGL, and even so, there's be a lot of problems.

Windows games + Linux = Not possible.
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#5
Wine to emulate windows games. Just do a google search for "linux games" and you'll find a lot of open source online multiplayer games. I guess then you could search synaptic.
#6
Most Blizzard games (Warcraft, Starcraft, etc) will work on Linux because they use openGL.
#7
damn so no counter stricke or halo 2 or nutin like that?
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damn so no counter stricke or halo 2 or nutin like that?

Gp here. Wine lets you run Windows games on Linux.
#10
Oh ya - halo won't run in Ubuntu even with Wine. Though I know that OpenSuSe runs halo in Wine perfectly.
#12
Dual boot. I certainly condone using Ubuntu for everyday tasks, but there's no shame in keeping Windows around for games.
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#13
Dual Boot FTW, yeah even with WINE there are a lot of driver issues and many games won't work.
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Dual boot.

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Windows for games, Ubuntu for everything else
#15
including recording music?
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#16
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including recording music?


Sure, why not? I do it

Also, if you don't mind spending money, you could try Cedega for gaming. I'll warn you, though, development is very slow so it may be worth waiting to see if anything happens. I cancelled my subscription because of such problems.
#17
Just save yourself the confusions and set up a dual boot. It's not hard.

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#18
Simsimius is a douche.

WINE is a compatibility layer - it translates from Windows terms directly into Linux terms... It is also not "emulation"...

WINE is great now, plays WoW and Orange Box and Halo and BF2...
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