Gaming on Linux (Including Running Windows Programs)
#1
For those of you who use Wine and/or PlayOnLinux, which programs do you usually need them for?

I always had a personal preference for Notepad++ when it comes to working with code, but since there isn't an officially supported Linux build, I'd decided to run it through Wine, and it works flawlessly.

I also use Wine to test PC games and emulators to see how well they run on Linux. I also need it to run the older RPG Maker series, since I often mess around with them when I'm in the JRPG mood.
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#2
Oh I actually have a bit of experience with wine. It's pretty good from my experience. I rarely ever use it these days, but I used play a lot of Skyrim and stuff and it worked well. Also occasionally when I want to read a VN, I'll fire up wine. I never had any issues. The downside with wine is that it often needs certain configurations that aren't really intuitive, but usually you can just google something on winehq and somebody will tell you whether or not it works.

(10-11-2017, 07:46 PM)Painkiller Wrote: I always had a personal preference for Notepad++

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Learn vim. Wink
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#3
Oh, I tried Vim before. Didn't care for it. GUI ain't the end of the world. Wink
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#4
You're just mad because you didn't know how to quit it. Tongue
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#5
Terminal has its uses for emergency situation, but my belief is that if it works, why dump it?

I'm glad that Linux is getting easier to use over the years. As much as Canonical sucks, Ubuntu helped pique my interest in seeking alternatives to Windows. I was getting sick of it all.
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#6
Nah man, I'm just messing with you. This is veering off topic though.

Uh, I used to use wine to play Civ V before it got official linux support. It worked fine.
Occasionally, I write music reviews.
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#7
Yeah, I'll take it to the general thread. Tongue

I've been up all night, in case you were wondering...

I may rename this thread to include general Linux gaming. Steam is said to run much better on Linux, and they actually recommend you use Linux for your Steam games.
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#8
Well let's face it. 99% of the time, people are running wine to play some video game anyway. Laugh Everything else is pretty replaceable.
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