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    what distro is the best to get if we want to play windows games in linux? does it matter?

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    I dont think there is a distro for playing windows games on linux.

    But what you can do is to download Cedega which ables you to play normal windows games on linux. I use it myself for World of Warcraft and it works perfect ... well almost perfect for me I got some problems with mouse:P

    but anyhow it works on most games, check out transgaming.com.

    And remember you have to pay for it.

    There is also another program called Wine(winehq.org) which is free but doesn't work perfect for games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w4rmin
    And remember you have to pay for it.
    Unless you compile the CVS code yourself, however that doesn't always work as expected...

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    i want to mainly play gta vice city/ san andrea and dont want to buy(dont want to pay) a program that costs me some money.

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    As he said.

    Download the CVS code of Cedega, for free, and compile it urself.

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    i dont know where to get the code for cadega and how to compile it so can someone please explain in noobs term.
    thanks

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    get on limewire and look for cedega under programs or software...I've seen it in both .rpm and .deb formats
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    Use the WineCVS script:

    http://winecvs.linux-gamers.net/index.php/Main_Page

    Just run the script downloadable from there, and it will install CVS Cedega for you as the command "cvscedega". It's not as good as the official, pay-for version, but it works rather nicely.

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    which one do i use if i have linspire

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    linspire runs on debian, so .deb is the format you would use. you could try using apt-get (you may need to install this first) which can make life easier.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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