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    Nooby windows games running in Linux?


    I was wondering is there like a emulator or something, so that you can run windows games in Linux? I have WINE but it won't do like certain games, I think it's just dosen't do all the directX stuff and 3D things. So if you know of one that will run almost all windows games please inform me.

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    Check out Cedega. Nothing I know of runs ALL games but this is the best I've found for at least some of the better games.
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    Have you checked here first?

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    Cedega is base on WINE, WINE does directx but it's implementation is not perfect
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    I used to run Half-Life, Trespasser, Starcraft and other Windows games with Cedega and with those games it works satisfactorily. Other games will work anywhere from "OK" to not at all. Funny thing though, when you start fooling around with Linux it becomes so engrossing and interesting that you find yourself working with Linux more and playing games less. On those rare occaisions I DO want to run games, I just boot into Windows now...
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    You may want to take a look at this: http://cedegawiki.sweetleafstudios.c...Category:Games

    It's a database of games that have been documented to work or not work with Cedega. By the way, Cedega is not free.

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    Cedega, formerly known as the WineX project, is free... technically in a way =D...

    Just download the CVS version of WineX from Cedega's Sourceforge page That's entirely legal =D there's a fantastic script over at

    LinuxGamers that does it for you...

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    You are correct that the cvs version is free and I should have mentioned it. The only thing with the cvs version is actually trying to get it to work. I tried it once and will never try again.

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