11 years ago
How about a Remaster of Mint that would include games. If that is what you mean then I can get started instantly.
I think this is rather outside the remit of the Linux Mint Developers and with Wine and Games Developers to deal with. So New > Rejected.
for a better wine type program try play on linux (http://www.playonlinux.com/en/) or crossover games (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/) crossover is the best one by far but you need to either buy it or become an "advocate" (basically you get the better wine for free as long as you review the software you use on it)
the forums would have been a better place for this (http://forums.linuxmint.com/index.php), but a google search would have got the answer quickest
I agree that alot of win users stay, be course of the games
i only keep windows because of that very reason- gaming. but i hear steam is making a linux version :D
It would be great to have more open-source games available in the Linux Mint repository: http://www.lgdb.org/taxonomy/term/39
Some less known games are listed in the Linux Game Data Base - http://www.lgdb.org/list_games
There is a Christmas 2009 gaming DVD for Sabayon Linux: http://forum.sabayonlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=19394 News about Linux Gaming can be found at http://www.linuxgames.com
Playonlinux may be what you are looking for. Tough it is a known fact that 50% of all Ubuntu users install Wine. That number tough does not include Wubi users since they can't opt in on the anonymous statistics survey.
Maybe another "Gaming Edition"?
Often the problems and fixes with Wine have little to do with Mint. So fixing them would require an unreasonable amount of time and labour on the part of the Mint developers.
Its often more productive to deal with the Wine project directly when you have a problem because they have a specific focus and expertise base you really need.
My apologies for the empty post I made above, I started typing before my morning coffee.
In some cases, run windows on an emulator (I use VirtualBox) is the only solution. I use it for Fritz 10 - a chess program - that not run on wine. (On wine Fritz 7 and 8 do run, almost 100 %).
See www.playonlinux.com and www.linuxappfinder.com/games for games that work on Linux.