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 Gaming in Mint

Created 8 years ago, edited 8 years ago.
Status changed 6 years ago
Author:

WillemUK
Status:
Considered
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25 votes
Idea:

I have tried to run several games in Mint. Some succesfull, others arent. I would like to see a better implementation of a wine type program. There are alot of gamers that just stick to Windows because the ease of gaming. If Mint could implement something that would make installing and playing games 'easy', i think alot of players would make the swap to Linux Mint.

Comments:

5 years ago

Linuxgamer94
How about a Remaster of Mint that would include games. If that is what you mean then I can get started instantly.  
6 years ago

RayWoods
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.  
7 years ago

quake0
I agree.  
7 years ago

Alexio
As the main edition of Linux Mint is still based on Ubuntu, you may consider installing and using the new Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0 as it is a clean fast gaming operating system. Then you can add the Linux Mint specific packages.  
7 years ago

Steampunk-Nick
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
 
7 years ago

kazztan0325
If you want to play games on Linux, Why don't you refer some site like below?

live.linux-gamers.net

SuperGamer
 
8 years ago

Larsm1980
I agree that alot of win users stay, be course of the games  
8 years ago

baffle-boy
i only keep windows because of that very reason- gaming. but i hear steam is making a linux version :D  
9 years ago

Alexio
It would be great to have more open-source games available in the Linux Mint repository: http://www.lgdb.org/taxonomy/term/39  
9 years ago

Alexio
Some less known games are listed in the Linux Game Data Base - http://www.lgdb.org/list_games  
9 years ago

Alexio
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  
9 years ago

Rovanion
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.  
9 years ago

setinstone31
Maybe another "Gaming Edition"?  
9 years ago

Gpig
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.
 
9 years ago

Gpig
 
9 years ago

x1ricardo
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 %).  
9 years ago

Alexio
See www.playonlinux.com and www.linuxappfinder.com/games for games that work on Linux.  

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