Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
Wine stands for Wine Is Not Emulator. a few things work quite nicely in wine. a very small number work better than in windows. majority though doens't work well. for programs that are only windows based stick with windows. and your games are windows based. they use directx10,11 etc that is only available in windows. wine has some API for directx9 but i don't htink there is anything to support 11.
I remember having some Windows FPS game, I forget what it was, that I lost the installation key for. I couldn't install it in Windows, but it installed and worked great in Wine. Actually, now that I think about it, I installed it with one of those old native Loki installers. It worked in Linux with that, but not Windows. So scratch that. But you're right that Wine is great for some things and crap for others.

Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
other systems that play your games are console systems
Exactly. When I went to console gaming, I became very happy and much less frustrated with Linux.

Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
maybe once steambox is out and if demand is high enough there will be more linux based games.
I think it will help even if Steambox doesn't sell like crazy. Valve is betting all their chips on this. They're going to do whatever they can to try to make this succeed. That means they'll be heavily pushing for people to port their games to their platform. The only problem I see is that the Steambox prices are astronomical. I'm afraid they're shooting themselves in the foot with their pricing schemes.