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    Friday, November 11, 2005
    Windows's game on Linux
    If you think Linux is a boring OS, think again my friends. Not only Linux have some fun computer games but you can play Counter Strike too on Linux. Yup, you read it right Counter Strike on Linux. This is not a computer game black magic or some sort but a real thing. You can play computer game made for Windows using WINE. To know about WINE, read what Wikipedia had to say.

    Today I was able to get Counter Strike 1.6 and Steam to work in Wine. Not only does it work but it works perfectly!! I completed the whole entire process under Linux and I didn’t have to copy anything from my Windows drive. I downloaded the Steam installer fired it up. The install went without a hitch. Then once Steam was running I used it to download Counter Strike. After it downloaded I figured I would have to do some tweaking to make it work but I figured I’d try to start it just to see what would happen. To my amazement it popped right up.
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    WINE is an emulator for Linux to run Windows softwares. Before you get WINE and slam your favourite game CD, you might want to browse around for the supported game list. How about running some Linux apps from Windows? No problem, just use CygWIN. Sound easy eh? Read on.

    1. Cygwin is not a way to run native linux apps on Windows. You have to rebuild your application from source if you want to get it running on Windows.
    2. Cygwin is not a way to magically make native Windows apps aware of UNIX ® functionality, like signals, ptys, etc. Again, you need to build your apps from source if you want to take advantage of Cygwin functionality.


    Need some more about emulating? Another nice tool you can use is VMware.

    VMWare allows Windows to run under Linux or Linux under Windows NT/2000 without rebooting.


    A word of warning. Do not run any Virtual Machine if you have a slow computer. Not just you can't run computer game but you might risk getting your OS to freeze. Make sure you read the hardware requirement first before installing any virtual machine on your actual machine.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 6:35 PM  
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