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    New to ubuntu

    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

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    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 ?

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    Re: New to ubuntu

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

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyhandle View Post
    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/objectManage...sion&iId=20333
    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...rsion&iId=1554
    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...estingId=42769
    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ation&iId=4506

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; July 9th, 2011 at 07:36 PM.
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    Re: New to ubuntu

    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....
    ~Conradin~

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