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    Dual booting and gaming?


    I've been running Windows 7 for a while now, and only windows before that.
    I recently downloaded and installed Linux Mint, and I've been using it for some weeks now, but I can't get the "gaming urge" away, and I hate rebooting to be able to play, because I really love the Linux OS in every way.

    The two operative systems are on two different HDD's.

    My question is: I've got all the games installed on Windows, what program should I use to run them in Linux? I've heard that WINE can run windows programs from another harddisk, but is it the fastest and most powerful program to go with?
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    Hi and Welcome !

    I would suggest you to check Wine FAQs. It doesn't run programs already installed in Windows OS. You have to install games in Linux using Wine but performance in questionable. Some games run fine and other don't. Check the list of supported games at Wine's website only.

    I would suggest you to keep on dual booting and use Windows OS for gaming instead of using Wine in Linux.


    Have you tried Linux native games instead of Windows based Games?
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    I haven't really tried any games for Linux, as I've seen screenshots of some, and they looked like the 1990's windows games

    I installed Wine, and it was really easy to navigate through the windows harddisk and find the games I wanted to play. Took some time to configure it, but once it was done I had about 20 FPS ingame, which is great, but I didn't have any sound. I think I will be able to fix the sound soon though.

    I think I'll change to windows for gaming sessions, and maybe use Linux for a few short matches with friends etc.

    Thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by VMR View Post
    I haven't really tried any games for Linux, as I've seen screenshots of some, and they looked like the 1990's windows games

    I installed Wine, and it was really easy to navigate through the windows harddisk and find the games I wanted to play. Took some time to configure it, but once it was done I had about 20 FPS ingame, which is great, but I didn't have any sound. I think I will be able to fix the sound soon though.

    I think I'll change to windows for gaming sessions, and maybe use Linux for a few short matches with friends etc.

    Thanks for your help
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    There ain't no 90's graphics here either. You'll need lots of RAM and a decent video card to play most of them. Sorta like Windows games.
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    Hi Mike ! Thanx for the links. I have never played games not even on Windows platform. I am going to try a few on Ubuntu machine now.
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    Thanks a lot for the links, Mike.

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    You bet guys, always a pleasure to find good games.
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