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Is there anything you can do to play windows games such as StarCraft, Half-Life 1? Is there a file converter that you can use? I'm an absolute noob. Thanks...
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    Is there anything you can do to play windows games such as StarCraft, Half-Life 1? Is there a file converter that you can use? I'm an absolute noob. Thanks

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    See Cedega for all of the games that haven't been ported or released with a Linux client. Check out http://happypenguin.org/ for some really cool free (beer && speech) Linux games. There is also a site that sells games that have been written/ported for Linux, but I can't think of it offhand.
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    If I'm correct, I think you can use WINE to run windows games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x__dark
    If I'm correct, I think you can use WINE to run windows games.
    cedega is WINE + directx support, so that it will run 3d games;

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    more like Cedega= Wine + better directx 3d support
    Wine CAN do directx 3d, just not very well.
    Keep in mind that it doesn't work with everything.
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    Transgaming.Org lists ratings of how well its subscribers report the different Windows games run under Winex/Cedega. Look here. About the two that you mention: I play both and am happy to report that StarCraft runs almost perfectly as does Half-Life 1. I've not yet spent much time with HL2 under Cedega but it looks promising. As Stormblazer says though, keep in mind that it doesn't work with everything. Some games work almost perfectly under Winex/Cedega while others won't run at all, and most will fall somewhere between these two extremes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    See Cedega for all of the games that haven't been ported or released with a Linux client. Check out http://happypenguin.org/ for some really cool free (beer && speech) Linux games. There is also a site that sells games that have been written/ported for Linux, but I can't think of it offhand.
    Native linux games:

    www.tuxgames.com

    lots of stuff here.

    Cedega works pretty well too.

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    Cedega also has code for the piracy protection to aid in playing games such as WCIII on Bnet.

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    I prefer these native Linux games, although I don't waste too much my time on games.
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