10 games I play on Linux with Wine

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

As most Linux users should know, wine allows Windows applications to run on Linux. Please note that wine is not an emulator. WINE = "Wine Is Not an Emulator". Saying that wine is an emulator of Windows would be the same as saying that DirectX is an emulator of DirectX, or even saying that the implementation of the OpenGL on NVIDIA drivers is an emulator of OpenGL. Wrong! Wine is actually an implementation of Windows API in Linux. A compatibility layer. Basically it reads the Windows executables and DLLs, and converts their calls to Linux native calls.

As most Linux users should also know, there are few games developed natively for Linux. However, one of the biggest advantages of wine is that it brings its own implementation of DirectX, compatible with Micro$oft's DirectX. This means that many, many games originally made for Windows will run on Linux.

To find out if a certain game works well on Linux, just look for it here: http://appdb.winehq.org (Wine Application Database). It's also useful to find tips, sometimes necessary to run some games.

Well enough talk, and check out 10 of the games that I like to play with wine, with screenshots and everything.

Note: I am using Kubuntu 8.04, and wine 1.1.10.

Warcraft III : The Frozen Throne

TrackMania Nations Forever

SimCity 4

Nintendo 64 emulator Project64 + Mario Kart 64

Prince of Persia : Sands of Time


nullDC-naomi + Capcom vs. SNK 2

GTA Vice City

Command & Conquer Generals. This one needs hacked wine (http://www.oliverdeisenroth.de/index.php). This is a special version of wine with some patches that have not yet made to the main tree, such as support for animated cursors.

Double Dragon Forever 0.9 beta. You may say: "This is self promotion!" Of course it is! Download it here!

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