Works!: 'Max Payne' on Linux using Winex3.2.1

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by steve, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. steve

    steve Guest

    Further update on Windows games running on Linux:

    Tonight.......I installed Max Payne on Xandros 2.0 Linux using WineX 3.2.1
    and it installed and ran perfectly.

    www.transgaming.com

    I'll try SimCity 4 next.
    steve, Feb 13, 2004
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  2. steve

    Dave Taylor Guest

    steve <> wrote in
    news:B51Xb.23973$:

    > Further update on Windows games running on Linux:
    >
    > Tonight.......I installed Max Payne on Xandros 2.0 Linux using WineX
    > 3.2.1 and it installed and ran perfectly.
    >
    > www.transgaming.com
    >
    > I'll try SimCity 4 next.
    >
    >
    >


    Does Xandros and winex cost money? or this a free way to run win32 apps
    without purchasing a microsoft OS.
    TIA, Dave
    Dave Taylor, Feb 14, 2004
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  3. steve

    steve Guest

    Dave Taylor wrote:

    > steve <> wrote in
    > news:B51Xb.23973$:
    >
    >> Further update on Windows games running on Linux:
    >>
    >> Tonight.......I installed Max Payne on Xandros 2.0 Linux using WineX
    >> 3.2.1 and it installed and ran perfectly.
    >>
    >> www.transgaming.com
    >>
    >> I'll try SimCity 4 next.

    >
    > Does Xandros and winex cost money? or this a free way to run win32 apps
    > without purchasing a microsoft OS.
    > TIA, Dave


    Xandros 2.0 Deluxe costs NZ$125 - and you can legally install it on every PC
    in the house. I have it on 5 PCs.

    http://store.recoil.net.nz/product_info.php?products_id=814

    WineX is by subscription...US$5 / month. But you can subscribe, download,
    then cancel.....if you really want to. I installed it on every Linux PC in
    the house (5). So that's US$1 / each or NZ$1.50.

    So if you have several PCs, this works out to be very cheap....and you have
    the added benefit of being........free.

    Plus Xandros comes with programs you would have to pay extra for to get the
    same functionality in Windows.......so it's hard to make a true comparison.

    The one I like a lot is Xandros seamlessly supports NFS network shares
    through the File manager.....functionality you have to pay extra for in
    Windows as far as I know...and not cheap.

    If you run Linux, you really want to use NFS instead of Windows shares.
    Simply because it's better.....
    steve, Feb 14, 2004
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  4. steve

    Peter Guest

    Dave Taylor wrote:
    >
    > Does Xandros and winex cost money? or this a free way to run win32 apps
    > without purchasing a microsoft OS.


    Winex will run on most Linux distros, so you don't need to buy Xandros.
    Winex is made to run games, see www.transgaming.com

    Also, there is wine, which comes with most Linux distros (ie free) and there
    is Crossover Office by Codeweaver which costs and is designed to run
    Windows Office software on Linux.

    The basic wine system will run many Windows apps, but winex and crossover
    are better at their specialist areas.

    HTH

    Peter
    Peter, Feb 14, 2004
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  5. steve

    steve Guest

    Dave Taylor wrote:

    > Does Xandros and winex cost money? or this a free way to run win32 apps
    > without purchasing a microsoft OS.
    > TIA, Dave


    As Peter said...you don't need Xandros. Any Linux should do.

    I just use Xandros....and included it for completeness.
    steve, Feb 14, 2004
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  6. steve

    AD. Guest

    On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 21:38:54 +1300, steve wrote:

    > The one I like a lot is Xandros seamlessly supports NFS network shares
    > through the File manager.....functionality you have to pay extra for in
    > Windows as far as I know...and not cheap.


    Services for Unix 3.5 is now a free download from MS.

    >
    > If you run Linux, you really want to use NFS instead of Windows shares.
    > Simply because it's better.....


    Define better...

    Cheers
    Anton
    AD., Feb 14, 2004
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  7. steve

    steve Guest

    AD. wrote:

    > On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 21:38:54 +1300, steve wrote:
    >
    >> The one I like a lot is Xandros seamlessly supports NFS network shares
    >> through the File manager.....functionality you have to pay extra for in
    >> Windows as far as I know...and not cheap.

    >
    > Services for Unix 3.5 is now a free download from MS.
    >
    >> If you run Linux, you really want to use NFS instead of Windows shares.
    >> Simply because it's better.....

    >
    > Define better...
    >
    > Cheers
    > Anton


    Permissions and mount-points instead of drive letters.

    Just two reasons to start with.

    You have to understand what MAKES it better before any explaantion will make
    sense.

    But if they are of no value to you, then it would be like explaining colour
    to a blind man. That is not interded to be an insult. It's a observation
    based on past experience. People often don't recognise "better" when first
    exposed to it....because they don't know what it means.
    steve, Feb 15, 2004
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  8. steve

    Dave Taylor Guest

    steve <> wrote in news:ePtXb.24159$:

    > Dave Taylor wrote:
    >
    >> Does Xandros and winex cost money? or this a free way to run win32 apps
    >> without purchasing a microsoft OS.
    >> TIA, Dave

    >
    > As Peter said...you don't need Xandros. Any Linux should do.
    >
    > I just use Xandros....and included it for completeness.
    >
    >


    Thanks to all for the info. I sure love the way that linux is progressing.
    Ciao, Dave
    Dave Taylor, Feb 15, 2004
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  9. steve

    scuuby Guest

    On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:10:40 +1300,
    steve <> wrote:

    <snip>
    >>> Simply because it's better.....

    >> Define better...

    > You have to understand what MAKES it better before
    > before any explaantion will make sense.

    <end snip>
    <snip>
    > It's a observation based on past experience.
    > People often don't recognise "better" when first exposed to
    > it....because they don't
    > know what it means.

    <end snip>

    An astoundingly good way to put it!
    Well done

    Scoobs.

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    scuuby, Feb 15, 2004
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  10. steve

    AD. Guest

    On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:10:40 +1300, steve wrote:

    > Permissions and mount-points instead of drive letters.


    Permissions? I don't understand how NFS is an improvement there. I presume
    you also use NIS or something as well?

    As for network drive letters, we don't need to use them at work. We have a
    DFS hierarchy where shares from multiple servers are 'mounted' into a
    unified tree. A file share can move to another server and the users won't
    notice - nothing needs to be updated on the clients, and all their old
    shortcuts will still work.

    > Just two reasons to start with.
    >
    > You have to understand what MAKES it better before any explaantion will
    > make sense.
    >
    > But if they are of no value to you, then it would be like explaining
    > colour to a blind man. That is not interded to be an insult. It's a
    > observation based on past experience. People often don't recognise
    > "better" when first exposed to it....because they don't know what it
    > means.


    From my admittedly limited experience with NFS, and from what a lot of
    better qualified geeks have said, NFS is nothing to brag about -
    especially on Linux (Solaris is better apparently). I am the only desktop
    Linux user on a mostly Windows network, so I don't get to play with NFS
    much - SFU 3.5 will probably change that though, I'm looking forward to
    using it.

    Sure NFS is easy to setup and is nicely transparent to the user (on *nix
    that is), but I've heard it has plenty of security and locking problems.
    These opinions have come from experienced unix admins, not some MS FUD
    or anything like that. NFS4 is supposed to fix most of these problems, but
    it isn't well supported on Linux yet and it is much more complicated to
    set up.

    Things like AFS intrigue me (cross platform, secure, kerberos auth etc),
    and I'd like to investigate that - but it does seem a little daunting to
    setup.

    Cheers
    Anton
    AD., Feb 15, 2004
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