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is it possible to somehow run windows games on linux? or do u have to buy/download linux versions. it just feels kinda stupid to have to switch back and forth ...
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    Windows games on Linux


    is it possible to somehow run windows games on linux? or do u have to buy/download linux versions. it just feels kinda stupid to have to switch back and forth to windows for it... and does it differ with distros?

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    some games can be emulated with winex but beware you have to pay a subscription for this software....
    dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnn

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    cedega as its now known oops lol

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    hm
    i was reading the FAQ on this site and saw something called Wine or xWine that supposedly ran games as well as other windows apps. would this work as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisker
    hm
    i was reading the FAQ on this site and saw something called Wine or xWine that supposedly ran games as well as other windows apps. would this work as well?
    lol that was what i was said

    wine will emualte some programs
    but it doesnt support direct X
    so not so good with games

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    oh
    haha sorry
    thanks!

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    wine is the free version, plus i've had much better luck with it than with cedega
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    Or it's also possible to install windows in a virtual computer --> running windows in a window in linux (may sound a bit weird )

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Or it's also possible to install windows in a virtual computer --> running windows in a window in linux (may sound a bit weird )
    The problem with virtual machines is that their performance is about 1/4th the performance of a native one, so running most programs (particularly 3D games) will not work with this approach.
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    Indeed, I still have to dual boot this box, so I can play Counter-Strike. Ive never had any luck with cedega, bad performance.

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