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    Sims for linux

    Hi, I want to play with the sims on ubuntu and i read there is a native version for linux. where can I buy it? is there any patch for the people who have buy it for windows system? Thx!

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    Re: Sims for linux

    As far as I know, there is no native version of Sims (1 and 2) for Linux.

    I don't know if they will run on Wine or Cedega though...

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    Re: Sims for linux

    well, the sims is available on the ps2. maybe that's the native linux version you heard about.

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    Re: Sims for linux

    Doesn't work in Wine, according to the appDB.

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    Re: Sims for linux

    Quote Originally Posted by timcredible View Post
    well, the sims is available on the ps2. maybe that's the native linux version you heard about.
    Think you mean ps3?

    And to the OP, yea sims will probably not work under linux.

    Wine Application Database search for your game and find out yourself.

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    Re: Sims for linux

    TransGaming use to sell a version of the Sims for Linux. Not sure if it is still available though.

    I purchased TransGaming's Kohan port years ago, I haven't messed with it in quite a while, but I enjoyed it and it worked as advertised. I also use to subscribe to WineX, it's called Cedega now. When I was using it, the games that were fully supported pretty much ran as well on Linux as Windows, occasionally better.

    TuxGames has a selection of native Linux games.

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    Re: Sims for linux

    sims 2 does not work in ubuntu at all, even thru wine. it'll ask for the second cd and when you open your disc tray, wine will still be using that source and so it'll come up with a stupid error each time and you'll just have to restart your computer after you stop the install.

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    Re: Sims for linux

    Not that it matters but you could copy the contents of the discs to your hard drive and try to install.

    Sims 2 does not run worth anything under wine so again it's pointless.

    You don't have to restart your computer you can just kill the wine process or run:

    wineserver -k

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    Re: Sims for linux

    hi just to let you know yes there is a sims for Linux its the first one it used to be bundled with mandrake a few years ago i used to have a copy but i gave it away i haven't been able to find a copy since tho but there definitely was one

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    Re: Sims for linux

    From Wikipedia:
    # The Sims was ported to Linux using Transgaming's WineX technology (now known as Cedega) and was bundled with Mandrake Linux Gaming Edition. However, both WineX and the Cedega engine are unable to run the Windows version of the game. The original port will no longer run on modern Linux distributions and is unable to accept the various add-on packs intended for the Windows version.[citation needed]

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