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    Need help installing game from disk.

    Hello, I am fairly new to Ubuntu, and loving the features except for one thing, installing. As you probably figured out, I just switched from windows 7, it just gives me way to many problems. I just got the game Skyrim from a torrent from isohunt.com, and burned it to DVD-R DL(Double Layer). When I try to run the install.exe file on wine, it just freezes up. When I try to make the file an executable file, it doesn't allow me to change it from a read only file. Any help at all would be awesome!

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    Re: Need help installing game from disk.

    the forums do not support piracy of any kind, thus you cannot expect any help with that particular question.


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    Re: Need help installing game from disk.

    Please, I jut want some help. I'm not doing this to create any problems.

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    Re: Need help installing game from disk.

    Quote Originally Posted by kill3rklown View Post
    Hello, I am fairly new to Ubuntu, and loving the features except for one thing, installing. As you probably figured out, I just switched from windows 7, it just gives me way to many problems. I just got the game Skyrim from a torrent from isohunt.com, and burned it to DVD-R DL(Double Layer). When I try to run the install.exe file on wine, it just freezes up. When I try to make the file an executable file, it doesn't allow me to change it from a read only file. Any help at all would be awesome!
    wow that's sooo coooool. too bad wine won't be able to run that kind of graphics..... may I suggest you MINECRAFT! the graphics is impressive too.... that's right I said "impressive" ..... .

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    Re: Need help installing game from disk.

    So, I tried installing a game that I bought called morrowind, but I can't even install that. Whats going on?

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    Re: Need help installing game from disk.

    Quote Originally Posted by kill3rklown View Post
    So, I tried installing a game that I bought called morrowind, but I can't even install that. Whats going on?
    for games and windows native programs i suggest you to keep a windows partition available on your hhd. Have a pc with 2 system ubuntu and win7. Same ppl will tell you to try with wine , this and that program... it's just not worth the time and the energy to go around something that is not supposed to work on a different system . If you still have win available in your pc use that partition. This is also truth if you need to use Adobe CS5 and Microsoft Office 2010. You can use all the software you want (linux & Win app ) just keep both systems in your pc..

    this is a HOW-TO for dual boot.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

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    Re: Need help installing game from disk.

    First off, don't pirate. Bad bad juju. The game developers could also use the support---if everyone pirated the game, that's them going out of business and no more Elder Scrolls games.

    Second, your issue is probably that Wine isn't magical (unfortunately). There are some things it just can't do, and I'm guessing this is one of them.

    Third, I'd suggest re-reading the lovely Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct, specifically, the part that says:

    We do not support circumventing TOS, EULA, etc here. Such threads will be closed and offending users will be penalised with infractions and warnings.
    P.S. Wasn't Morrowind made for WinXP?

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    Re: Need help installing game from disk.

    Bad bad juju
    :L LOL...i love that! I will add it to my private dictonary....

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    Re: Need help installing game from disk.

    As has been pointed out, we don't support piracy here. Thread closed.
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