View Full Version : playing games on Linux

10-20-2003, 12:35 AM
is there a way to play games like halflife on Linux?

I am a newbie here:o

10-20-2003, 12:50 AM
you have to install and configure wine (http://www.winehq.org/), which is not an easy task. If you are a noob to linux you should put this off till you are more comfortable with the OS

10-20-2003, 01:07 AM
thanks...........what about dos games?

does using linux and "wine" play games as good as a full windows os?

10-20-2003, 01:17 AM
afaik, DOS games you be the same as anyting else, you will need wine. I could be wrong about that though.

From what I've heard, there is little difference between gaming on wine and gaming on windows, as far a performance is concerned. I havn't actually done it myself, so I'm not sure.

Most gamers with a linux fetish tend to dual boot windows and linux to avoid problems. Use linux for everything and boot into windows when you want to frag something.

10-20-2003, 01:55 AM
do visit http://www.frankscorner.org/
its a wonderful site on getting wine working.

10-21-2003, 12:44 AM
For DOS games do a search for your game on sourceforge you might be surprised that there's already a port for linux especially if it was a popular game. Theres ports of Doom 1/2, Heretic, Hexen1/2, Duke3d, quake 1/2/3A, Settlers and a whole mess of other games too.

DOSBOX is also promising: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosbox/