OT: Linux and OpenOffice

Tore Sinding Bekkedal toresbe at ifi.uio.no
Sat Sep 6 07:13:21 CDT 2008


Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 05:36:35AM -0500, Jim Leonard wrote:
>   
>> tonym wrote:
>>     
>>> Now, Jim, before I go digging, wasn't it you that mentioned some extra 
>>> proggies for running games?
>>> Was that to use std win games under *nix?
>>>       
>> I don't recall doing so, but DOSBox is mandatory to run DOS-era games 
>> with an 90% success rate.
>>     
>
> ...
>
> I suspect, though, that tonym is asking about the latest and greatest
> games and how to run them under WINE or some other gaming environment
> that someone mentioned in passing a week or two ago.  I don't play that
> many modern games, so I haven't really dug into what it takes to make
> a Linux gaming platform. 
>   
"How to play modern games" *is* veering quite a lot off topic, but I 
should just point out that the difference between the newest version of 
Wine and the version of Wine in most distros is quite significant.

There's a nice tutorial here: http://www.winehq.org/site/download-deb

Regards,
-Tore :)



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