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Add information about known ways to run Windows games on Mac/Linux using emulation, Wine etc.

Added byjm928's avatarjm928

using Wine or similar i think there are many games on the site that can be played just fine, so it would be nice to have some info about reliable methods to do this per game.

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I've been trying to run Deus Ex with Wine, and I just can't do it. I'm completely new to Wine, but I've been following all the instructions from multiple sources, but I still end up with errors. Instructions from GOG would be far more reliable and hopefully more newbie friendly.

Jan. 29, 2014
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They probably won't do this for Linux for the same reason they don't want to offer native Linux versions.

They consider it too much work to match the level of testing and guaranteed reliability that they do for Windows and OSX because of how many different Linux distros there are.

However, I could see them possibly doing it for MacOS if they provided a known, tested version of Wine the way they do with DOSBox. In that case, we'd have instructions that work as a starting point for getting the game working on Wine+Linux.

Jan. 17, 2014
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Good idea.
But most people who runs WINE for gaming also knows how to check the AppDB. But yes, this would definately be a time-saver.
Maybe, the idea could be extended, so that they also provide install scripts in an "experimental" section under each game.

Aug. 27, 2013
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Aug. 12, 2013