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Title: [SOLVED] Gaming on Wine
Post by: ohjrson on March 04, 2014, 03:41:29 PM
Just wanted to get some information on Wine. Is that the best one to use for windows based games or is there something else that works better. I seem to have issues getting some games to work.
Title: Re: Gaming on Wine
Post by: Jerry on March 04, 2014, 04:02:11 PM
Running windows games in linux is not 100% perfect. At the end of the day, getting one thing to work from one operating system to another is extremely difficult. Up until now the Wine team have made a miraculous effort to get this far.

The first thing you should do is check to see how well your game is supported in linux, and under what version of Wine. Check their database of games and wine versions here - http://appdb.winehq.org/ A platinum rating suggests the game or application runs well with little to no problems, whilst a Bronze rating means the program has little chance of running or runs poorly. Start with this database and I'm sure other members will chime in with some good advice to. Wine can be a minefield, keep your expectations low and realistic. Of course, we'd prefer you to choose only linux games, but that is another thread :)
Title: Re: Gaming on Wine
Post by: Teddy on March 11, 2014, 01:45:19 AM
You can also try gaming in VirtualBox, though I doubt it will work, if at all.
Title: Re: Gaming on Wine
Post by: ohjrson on March 13, 2014, 03:33:31 PM
You can also try gaming in VirtualBox, though I doubt it will work, if at all.

Yeah tried that and all it would do was crash.....bummer

But thanks... Does anyone know how to get a specific program to work though? I have One Touch software for windows but I have tried to make it work in Wine and I guess I don't know what I am doing. Any suggestions?


BTW Valtam, this Linux Lite is truly awesome...I love it....Thanks
Title: Re: Gaming on Wine
Post by: Jerry on March 14, 2014, 12:58:51 AM
BTW Valtam, this Linux Lite is truly awesome...I love it....Thanks

You're welcome :)
Title: Re: Gaming on Wine
Post by: Teddy on March 16, 2014, 01:26:49 AM
But thanks... Does anyone know how to get a specific program to work though? I have One Touch software for windows but I have tried to make it work in Wine and I guess I don't know what I am doing. Any suggestions?

If that program isn't graphically intensive, it would run fine under VirtualBox. Wine can sometimes be a pain to diagnose, but when it works, it is great!
Title: Re: Gaming on Wine
Post by: tnt_1972 on June 04, 2014, 03:31:22 AM
PlayOnLinux maybe the best solution to this case.  :D
Title: Re: Gaming on Wine
Post by: ohjrson on August 19, 2014, 11:49:59 PM
PlayOnLinux maybe the best solution to this case.  :D

What is that?
Title: Re: Gaming on Wine
Post by: rokytnji on August 19, 2014, 11:55:55 PM
PlayOnLinux maybe the best solution to this case.  :D

What is that?

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[email protected]:~$ apt-cache policy playonlinux
playonlinux:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4.2.2-1
  Version table:
     4.2.2-1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
[email protected]:~$
Title: Re: Gaming on Wine
Post by: N4RPS on August 21, 2014, 08:48:11 PM
Hello!

The best way to describe PlayOnLinux is that it is a GUI 'front end' for WINE. It is supposed to make Windows apps and games that it supports easier to install.

I've tried it out and played with it for a while. I wasn't impressed by it, so I deleted it. As always, YMMV...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob