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ok this is gonna sound n00b-ish

but... how do i install COD4 in Ubuntu 8.04?

no matter what icon i double-click...it won`t work

am i missing something or do i need to do this some other way?

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Do you have WINE? or Cedega?

That would be the first step. If you don't have those, I recommend looking into WINE. It will let you run any windows application in Linux. There will be some compability problems depending on the programs but most don't have any these days.

I see you have Vista ultimate as your OS also in your system specs. If you wanna play games and you aleready have windows. Stick with it. Its much much easier to use Vista for games than linux. You will also have much better performance. (usualy)
    
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Eek, you asked for an icon to click! That means you're expecting Linux to be windows...

You're gonna have to install wine (do it through add/remove or through Synaptic) and then run the installer in the Terminal.

After you have wine installed, open up a terminal and navigate to the directory of the game's installer (probably /media/<COD4 CD>).

Then when you're in the directory, use "sudo wine install.exe" (or whatever the name of the installer is.)

Then cross your fingers and hope you won't have to do any extra tweaking to get it to work.
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ok thanx but i read somewehere that COD4 just works good on Linux...so i thought i wouldn`t need Wine...cause i also read that Wine seriously slows down the computer?
so Wine is only good for some games?
and how about America`s Army? does that need Wine as well?
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post #5 of 5
Wine is required to run windows software. COD4 is only available as windows software. You will only be able to run it (if at all) under wine. And yes, it will cause a slow down due to it obviously not being native.

America's Army used to have a native Linux port. Unfortunately, they cut support on it and made it windows-only (wouldn't be surprised if they were paid off by m$...). I'm not sure if the old Linux version is still available or not.

Games that work most of the time under wine are CSS/Steam/Valve games, or so I hear.
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