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I'm about to install Linux Ubuntu on my comp. What is wine? I'd like to run Warcraft III and UT2004 on it. I've just heard they're related somehow. Thanks.
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im a red drinker by prefernce, lots of wine and those games do not go well, due to do the effects of substancial amounts of alcohol on the body and its functions.
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About Wine: Link

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Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop.
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UT2004 runs natively on linux. On the UT2004 DVD/CD you will find a linux-installer.sh

Warcraft III isn't so pretty...I've gotten it to run under wine in opengl mode ("wine W3.exe -opengl") but there is definitely choppiness to it; not low framerate, just that the audio gets chopped up and lags the game sometimes.

See this:
http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=3126
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Thanks. Rep+
BTW, no directx?
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Try Cedega. It is a translation layer made especially for gaming, and it somehow translated DX API very well, too. I think you need to register.
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Wine is basically a fermented grape juice. Instead of sugar, you have sugar alcohols. I really only like reds such a merlot, cab and syrah. It does a great job of bringing out flavors of different foods.
     
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anyone know how to run wine in a window? whenever i run wine, it opens full screen and for some reason there's no keyboard support when wine is at full screen.
 
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Thanks. Rep+
BTW, no directx?
No directX, but the a lot of game can run on openGL too.

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anyone know how to run wine in a window? whenever i run wine, it opens full screen and for some reason there's no keyboard support when wine is at full screen.
Not sure but in a terminal type "man wine" and you should find a solution there.
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