subject: Wine and Games under Linux
rage_311 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 21 14:22:55 MST 2013
On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:58 AM, DANIEL DAVID EGLI
<ddavidegli at gmail.com> wrote:
> How well would the
> latest sock version of Wine handle something like Spore, Oblivion, Diablo
> III, BioShock, Deus Ex (any of them) or Skyrim, or even a simple, non-DX
> game like one of the Virtual Villager games from Last Day at Work (ldw.com)?
Diablo 3 works perfectly for me. I can't speak specifically for the
rest in your list, but I've had roughly an 80% success rate with
running Windows games under Wine -- using PlayOnLinux. Typically, the
more popular the game, the better your chance is of being able to run
it (easily). PlayOnLinux is great since it uses install scripts to
create a separate Wine prefix (complete with the version of Wine
that's known to work well with the specific game), installs and
configures any additional libraries that are needed, and gives you a
single place to launch all Wine games from. You can see a list of
games that POL has install scripts for here:
And definitely look at the Wine App DB for more info.
> Has anyone tried using the Windows version of
> Steam under any version of Wine?
Steam for Windows works really well under Wine, although you need to
run it with the "-no-dwrite" flag in order to have visible text...
which is helpful. I've used it to install and play: Death Rally, Dota
2, Portal 1 and 2, Counter-strike: Global Offensive, and a few others,
and have had very few hiccups.
> *Also, speaking of gaming, any one know how many monitors can be connected
> to a Linux machine running Nvidia's closed-source X driver and multiple
> video cards?
I know that your question is regarding multiple cards in SLI AND
multiple monitors, but I wanted to let you know that I'm running three
monitors on one GTX 670 (4GB) with no problems. I'm curious about the
SLI + multiple monitor possibility though, too. So, let me know if
you find out either way.
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