Play Windows games on Linux

Play Windows games on Linux

Postby MBMz10 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:51 am

Gaming on Linux gets better as Valve/Steam has been working on a 'fork' of WINE that enables Windows games to run on Steam Linux systems. It is in 'beta' but I have tried a few Windows games on my Linux Mint system and it works. It all works in the background seamlessly, awesome.

Not a big gamer myself but this means I can simply start steam and play a few games without having to reboot into Windows, wait for all the updates to finish hijacking my system and reboot again, the joys of Windows.

Anyone else tried this out yet?
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Re: Play Windows games on Linux

Postby zorinantwerp » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:59 am

Hi

not a gamer but did install 'steam' and purchased 'Zombie Army Trilogy' to get the feeling.
sad to admit I always get killed at the first wave jumping the barricade :mrgreen:

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Re: Play Windows games on Linux

Postby MBMz10 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:03 am

zorinantwerp wrote:Hi

not a gamer but did install 'steam' and purchased 'Zombie Army Trilogy' to get the feeling.
sad to admit I always get killed at the first wave jumping the barricade :mrgreen:

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I am about that skill level also...
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Re: Play Windows games on Linux

Postby pcfan5 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:01 am

Good Tip! recently I run into ScummVC, recomended by a friend to play old games.
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Re: Play Windows games on Linux

Postby MBMz10 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:35 am

Hi pcfan5, Lutris is another one that I have come across that might be worth checking out, they do some sort of customisation to WINE for individual games, over my head. https://lutris.net/

Valve is constantly working Proton / Steam Play, since posting here almost 2 months ago I have had instances of a game not working one day and the next day it does after a Proton update.

This site seems to give a good list of current situation for many games that work, work with issues or don't seem to work at all: https://www.protondb.com/
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Re: Play Windows games on Linux

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:59 pm

Yes two titles stick out in my mind, Games that were released on Amiga too! Beneath a Steel Sky and Amazon Queen. ;) :D
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https://trisquel.info/
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