Using my Suse 10.1 and WINE for my gaming needs...
Basically I had trouble with registering here at linux forums, I don't know if it was a slow server or what. But anyways on with the show.
I'm new to Linux the O/s. I got bored of Windows and hearing about Vista was pissing me off, I want an Alternative to Windows. So I though FREE O/Ss' and thought of linux. For the past 2 days I've been playing with linux.
I am using SuSe 10.1 as my O/s on a asus a7v133-c with Athlon T-bird 700Mhz, 384MBs of pc100 sdram, radeon 7500 128MB, 3com network card, yamaha sound card, 2.5 Hitachi 40GB drive and a 3.5 WD 40GB drive. This is my experimental setup.
My gaming rig consist of an asus a7v8x-e deluxe with an Athlon Xp 2500+ Mobile OC 2.2ghz, 2GB of Corsair Ram DDR 3200, Nvidia 6800NU 128MB, Audigy 2 sound card, TWO Maxtor 10 series drive 200GB and 80GB, ASUS DVD-Rom, and Netgear Wifi.
Since I am not stupid to format Win Xp on my gaming rig, what I was thinking of was to pull the Two 40Gig Drives from my experimental setup and test it on my rig.
So if you're wondering why I posted in WINE forums. is because I want to use WINE for my gaming needs.
I want to format one and install SuSe 10.1 KDE on it, and install windows on the other. I want WINE to use my windows drive and it directories for all of the native files that are used to run windows programs like BF2, DOD:S, Trillian and stuff like that.
Is it possible to use the windows infrastructure on one the drive and WINE to run Games on Linux or does WINE act like a interpreter for linux. Because it seems like WINE just drops a few fake directories with DLL/EXE/COM Files to fool the installer of the program. Seeing as all the runtime libaries and native windows files are on one of the hard-drives, why would it not work. I mean it just excuting all the files including DirectX libraries from that drive to linux.
There was a website *I don't remember where I found it* that said I could excute .exe from the native windows hard-drive through WINE, and WINE would take care of the rest.
Workable or just one BIG FAT LIE!!!!!!