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    Which WINE should I install?

    Hi,
    Is there any particlar WINE I should install?

    In the software center there is the "Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (meta-package)", "Q4Wine", "Wine Windows Program Loader" and "WineTricks"

    Should I install all of them, one of them, or is there something online thats better?

    All i want to do is try to run a game, and I want the best possible results.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by cwblanch; June 7th, 2013 at 11:16 PM.

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    Re: Which WINE should I install?

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    Re: Which WINE should I install?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahallubuntu View Post
    Install "Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (meta-package)" . That's Wine 1.4 I believe, which is what I use and recommend.
    Worked perfect. Thank you!

    But the game is running slow...it runs fine, just slow framerate. Is there any fix for this?

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    Re: Which WINE should I install?

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    Re: Which WINE should I install?

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    Re: Which WINE should I install?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahallubuntu View Post
    I can't give you any general advice on speeding up the game, but I'm not surprised. Wine works well for some things but not for everything. Some Windows software does not run well under Wine or not even at all.

    As an alternative, you could consider installing Windows in a virtual machine in Ubuntu and try running your game in there. This is even a better option if your CPU and motherboard support Virtualization. You can install Virtualbox to install Windows - if you have a Windows install disc and a product key, it's mostly like installing Windows from scratch on a hard drive.

    Ah, well I already have a virtual machine with Windows, I just didn't think it would be a good idea to use it because of the low RAM and shared specs.

    EDIT: Use it for games that is. I use it for Word and Excel mostly, only when I need to though.

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