playing pc games and Wine

Asked by victorbenji on 2009-01-10

I'm new to this so I would like to know if a can play PC games like battlefield 2 or GTA IV on ubuntu. My second question is that my friend recommended WINE so i can use windows products on ubuntu. Does it work? If not is their anything better?

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cogadh (cogadh) said : #2

Actually, Wine will work just as well for those particular games as Cedega will (i.e. Battlefield 2 does work, GTA IV does not), and you don't have to pay a a subscription fee for it.

Wine can run many, but not all, Windows software products nearly flawlessly. Frankly, other than a virtual machine actually running an actual Windows install (which generally doesn't work for games), the only way to run Windows software on Linux is through Wine or one of its derivatives (Cedega or CrossOver).

John Brooks (frogging101) said : #3

http://appdb.winehq.org/

Get your answers there. Search for the program, and it will probably have it in their database, complete with a list of glitches.

Steve Dodier-Lazaro (sidi) said : #4

Wine is, imho, more advanced the Cedega, because it's being developed extremely fast. And by the way, CrossOver is a commercial version of Wine, if you check out the devs you'll see the CrossOver dev team works on Wine too.

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