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    Lightbulb Battlefront II, Xfire, Soldat, etc. run in Ubuntu


    Hey all! I'm trying to get any of the following games to run under Ubuntu 6.10 (fully updated). They all work fine under Windows XP Pro, which I am dual booting.

    Soldat (www.soldat.pl)

    Star Wars: Battlefront II

    Xfire (game client, www.xfire.com)

    I gave up on Halo after reading some articles. Any ideas would be accepted though.

    Lego Star Wars

    The 3D Gamemaker

    All help is appreciated! Thanks!

    P.S. Most of these I haven't tried even in Wine yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prestosd
    Hey all! I'm trying to get any of the following games to run under Ubuntu 6.10 (fully updated). They all work fine under Windows XP Pro, which I am dual booting.
    Personally, if they're all working fine in MS Windows (the OS for which they were written) I wouldn't bother messing with them in Linux. Your best bet would be either plain WINE or a commercial product called Transgaming Cedega, but both of these will take a lot of work to get going and there's no guarantee your games will run well, or at all.
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    Thanks, I guess I could just use them in M$....but I would really like to completely switch to Ubuntu...if it's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prestosd
    Thanks, I guess I could just use them in M$....but I would really like to completely switch to Ubuntu...if it's possible.
    It's possible, certainly. It's likely going to take some work though. We do have some folks here on the forum who are much more familiar with WINE and other options, so hang in there. Perhaps they'll be able to tell you where to start. Good luck.
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    Okay, thanks! I'll wait and see what happens, in the mean time I'll mess around with Wine.

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    look here to see what can be run..

    http://appdb.winehq.org/appbrowse.php?iCatId=2

    http://frankscorner.org/

    There are alot of windows games that will run if your willing to go thru all the trouble to configure each one. Wine doesn't have .net support yet so many games won't install. Some games won't install everything and you will have to manually pull stuff off the cd's.
    Transgaming's Cedega I believe has better support and will probably do a better job.
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