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Anyone every use crossover games in Ubuntu or Mint? Just wondering what everyone thinks of this application.
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basically it tries to do what wine does but is built around games (I think its even based on wine). it is better then wine in that:

1. should have higher fps
2. should take less configuring to get games to work

it is worse in that it:

1. cost money
2. might lag behind in support for non-game software
3. fixes for some games might not come out as fast
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They seem to have a very comprehensive list of what is compatible (and a ton of stuff looks like it is) and what isn't compatible.

I was just wondering if anyone has actually tried it.

60 dollars is a lot to shell out but if it made linux gaming easy I would consider switching from windows.
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It's essentially wine with preconfigured patches for each game to get it to run the best along with choosing the best version for each game.
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is there a 30 day demo or something?
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Perhaps. I will get a dedicated drive for Linux and then I shall try it out amd report back!
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Well, I installed it. Tried running a couple of things. Pretty much just a shell for wine. It is also kind of hit or miss.
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Well, I installed it. Tried running a couple of things. Pretty much just a shell for wine. It is also kind of hit or miss.

Were you expecting much more from it? Sounds like everything I've heard about PoL and CrossOver. Everyone says though that if you know what you're doing you can get crazy performance and everything works perfectly with just WINE but that's the talk on the net so I figure it's probably not much better.
     
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I works a little better then wine. I got a license for crossover office and crossover games when they ran a lame duck give-a-way a while back. They both worked really well. Less headaches then wine.
But they are just better configured versions of wine with a gui attached to it. And they do contribute code back to the wine project, so buying a license for it will also help the wine project in the long run.
You just need to decide if the cost is worth your time. If it works with crossover it will work with wine. You just need to figure out the correct configuration for wine, with crossover they have already
done it.
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