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    Help an absolute newb with Wine


    Ok, could anyone point me in the direction of a guide or thread for a complete and utter novice to Wine. I installed it just fine but from there I have very little idea how to use it.

    I'll be using it exclusively for games so maybe I'll be better off setting up a dual boot with windows and using that for games instead?

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    Dual boot is the best solution imho for gaming. Wine does not guarantee you will get your games running. Have a look at Wine Application Database
    Just for a try insert the cd or whatever installation media you got for a game and either right click on the *.exe and "execute with wine" or move to the folder from the terminal and "wine *.exe"
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    I would highly suggest if you are going to rely on wine that you use the command line for it, and not go through an X windows gui. The gui will not log errors, whereas the commandline will give you SOME hint as to why something failed.
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    Yeah might just need to get my hands on windows again. Thanks for the advice guys.

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    if you are REALLY lucky, then reactOS may work for you. It is still an alpha (maybe beta, I haven't looked in a while) but it is able to run some games.
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    Forget Windows i use my playstation 4 games.

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