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Hi all, Carrying over from the Fedora forum, I've recently installed WINE into FC4 for the purpose of playing my MS based games,however, I've hit some snags. 'Microsoft Return of ...
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    Gaming problems with W.I.N.E


    Hi all,

    Carrying over from the Fedora forum, I've recently installed WINE into FC4 for the purpose of playing my MS based games,however, I've hit some snags.

    'Microsoft Return of Arcade' (installed in my WIN 98 partition - 4 classic arcade games;Galaxian,PacMan,DigDug and Pole Position) runs but it is very slow, like as if it's trying to run on an old machine?

    'Who wants to be a Millionaire' will not respond at all, 'Sega Swirl' opens but when I click on the gaming options, I get no respose except when I close the window, I then hear Swirl's own exit sound.

    'Hoyle Slots' and 'Sega Smash Pack' results in a blank screen with just the cursor arrow displayed and I have to shut down the system via control-alt;F4 and a command-line 'HALT' to reset the PC.

    Any ideas guys? Haven't tried any other games yet.

    Martin,

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    Wine isn't all the way complete and dosen't emulate all of the windows controls, what are your pc specs

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    Hi Dude500,

    PC specs are:

    AMD 1.2 processor
    256 RAM
    Hard drives: 'C' = 80 Gig (partitioned into 5, 2 Windows and 3 Linux)
    'D' = 40 Gig (houses Win XP)
    'E' = 30 Gig (Attached to ITE PCI device, serves as back-up storage)

    Graphics card: NVIDIA GE Force 200

    Sound card:Creative SB Live Value

    OS: SuSE 9.2/Fedora FC4/Mandriva LE 2005/Knoppix 3.7/Windows 98SE, 2000 pro and XP Pro.

    Monitor: Gateway Vivitron 17"


    Martin,

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    Well I guess the promblem lies somewhere in wine and not with your system, but I don't know exactly what

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    the problem is unless you know how to mess with the config files then wine won't run everything you want it too unfortunately
    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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    You could play around with wine and see if you can get things going

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