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Rustyhandle
July 9th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Hi I'm from west carrollton,Ohio. just making a slow switch to ubuntu. you can call me a windows user. but I'm looking to get rid of windows and just using ubuntu. but will my windows games play on Linux. i play FPS games and how well will they play on Linux. i have a new system and the reason i would like to switch is i fell that windows has to many programs that are running in the background which slow's my game play down. from what i have read about linux. I'm liking what i see. also can any one tell me what programs i would need to run my windows games. thanks :)

matt_symes
July 9th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Hi

Welcome to the forums.

Gaming can be problematic under Linux and most people dual boot to cope with this.

What are the games you want to play ?

Kind regards

Rustyhandle
July 9th, 2011, 07:22 PM
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Steam +
America's Army 3
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

matt_symes
July 9th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Hi


Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Steam +
America's Army 3
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

I have not played any of those games so i can't be much help here.

Hang tight and wait for some others to chime in. You might have to run them through wine.

BTW. That is not the best title for a thread. Some people won't even bother to read it as it's not very informative. Just a tip for you. ;)

Here are the wine reviews for the games.

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=20333
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=1554
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=17275&iTestingId=42769
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=4506

Kind regards

conradin
July 9th, 2011, 07:32 PM
LOL steam == DRM the torn in the side of tux.
I'd hang on to the Doze in your position for now till you have a firm handle on the inner workings of linux. Wine might do the trick, but if not, a virual machine might do it. Virtual box is ok, but VMWare is the best. Just run a windows virtual machine when you need it. But, you'll be looking at having increased system requirements, for probably reduced performance...
I was playing just casue 2 for example, I never could get it to work right inside linux....