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Do I need some kind of program to emulate windows apps? how would I be able to play steam games, etc...
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this will be my second time trying out ubuntu and 11.04 looks amazing where do i get drivers, from a certain website or should my manfu have the drivers, asus, nvidia, realtek, etc...
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I just installed it yesterday

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine

The game I wanted to play runs perfect but the mouse bug in wine totally breaks it
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No. You won't be able to play steam games or 90% of 3D games for Windows, even with wine.
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by northbayvallejo View Post
Do I need some kind of program to emulate windows apps? how would I be able to play steam games, etc...
you should grab WINE, here is the direction for the latest version in ubuntu:

open up a terminal (not sure how to do this in unity haven't used it much yet):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine

(this should install wine 1.3).

it really depends on the games, some games you can get to run without problems, others require some tweaking, where others require some serious work, and then there are times the game simply will not work. age is not a indication of if it will work or not, i can get fairly modern games (like borderlands, bioshock2) to run in wine without problems, but i can't get age of empires II to load up and play correctly for the life of me (but this shouldn't be held against wine, as i can't get it to play in windows 7 either properly.)

as for your drivers, it depends, most things that come standard on a motherboard now days will have drivers already, its mainly soundcards and wifi adapters that are the biggest hangups now days (and ati/amd graphics cards.)

most of intel stuff will run without a hitch, as intel provides a lot of source code drivers to the linux kernel every year, from the looks of your specs in your sig, i would honestly say you shouldn't have a problem with the drivers, but you never know till you install it.


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be sure to custom complie wine
and not install the one ubuntu ships
as a custom complied installmint of wine will help alot
your need to find what your games will benefit form from moding tho
I have custom complied installmint of wine , and got 80% of the games I play to run in linux

and oss is better with some games in linux
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/9/11 at 7:09pm
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i have mw2 working perfect at max settings 1920x1080 in wine. i'm about sick of this game though lol

Some games just will not start no matter what I try. It's hit or miss. And even when it's a hit, it's usually not quite as smooth as native winblows.

nvidia card is a must. my terds would work better as linux drivers for ATI cards.
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