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    What all games can be played?

    I'm rather new to Ubuntu and this may sound really n00bish but, can you play games like Halo, Elder Scrolls, COD?

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    Re: What all games can be played?

    No. Not without Wine or PlayOnLinux installed. The are Windows emulators and can run some games. But they require setup and configurating.

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    Re: What all games can be played?

    Here's a list from wine on the best Windows games for it. http://appdb.winehq.org/

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    Re: What all games can be played?

    Quote Originally Posted by ManamiVixen View Post
    No. Not without Wine or PlayOnLinux installed. The are Windows emulators and can run some games. But they require setup and configurating.
    And of course Wine Is Not really and Emulator. From wikipedia:
    The phrase "Wine Is Not an Emulator" is a reference to the fact that no processor code execution emulation occurs when running a Windows app under Wine. "Emulation" usually refers to the execution of compiled code intended for one processor (say, x86) by interpreting/recompiling software running on a different processor (say, PowerPC). Such emulation is almost always much slower than execution of the same code by the processor for which the code was compiled. In Wine, the Windows app's compiled x86 code runs at full native speed on the computer's x86 processor, just as it does when running under Windows. And Windows API calls and services also are not emulated, but rather substituted with Linux equivalents that are compiled for x86 and run at full, native speed.
    Wine often works extremely well, depending on the game. For example, some people have had good experiences running some versions of the some of the Elder Scrolls games. It depends on the game and your setup, though.

    Also, there are more and more commercial games that can run natively on Linux, mostly independent games, but a few by medium-sized studios. Steam sells a hundred or so.

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    Re: What all games can be played?

    cool i'll check out wine and see what Steam has to offer. Anyone know about skyrim?

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    Re: What all games can be played?

    Your best bet may be to check out the Wine appDB reports for Skyrim. You can get further help on the comments section of those pages, on the Wine forums, and on the Wine IRC channel. Take a look at how other people post to get a sense of what's appropriate. Make sure to ask politely, explain that you're new to the OS, etc., and be patient about waiting for a response. Apologies, if that's explaining in patronising detail; it can be hard for new-comers to get the hang of how to get info on Linux systems.
    Last edited by Am Elder; March 15th, 2013 at 11:25 AM.

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    Re: What all games can be played?

    i play skyrim all the time..
    the only real issue i have is sometimes save games wont load.
    you have to try a couple times to get it to load then you are good to go.

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