How do I play Windows games software

Asked by beau casebier on 2012-12-07

I want to play a Windows PC game how do I do this ?

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2012-12-07

Please don't post in all caps. It's harder to read and looks like you are SHOUTING. Take your finger off SHIFT and you will achieve this.

You may find success with Wine (free), Cedega or Crossover Office (not free). Each has an appdb of copatibility showing which apps run and which don't. Some games run better than under Windows, some refuse to even install.

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

As actionpasnip said , you can use wine (or playonlinux) , or if you have a strong machine you can use even VB (but not recommended due to pure graphics driver).

On the other hand , you can wait few months until steam for Linux stable edition released and you will have all the games. Others are free others not. The best titles are in steam ..

Have a look here => http://steamforlinux.com/?q=en/node/130

Thanks

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #3

The only way way to be sure of running Windows software is to use Windows either as dual boot, a separate computer or in virtualisation software such as virtual box and that requires a legal copy of Windows.

However, programs such as wine, playonlinux and Crossover will allow many, but not all, windows programs to run. Each has an application data base so you need to check if the program you want works with it

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