The Crossroads Blues

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The Crossroads Blues

Postby Burnt_Offerings on Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:54 am

Hello, everyone. My name is Roy and I got the Crossroads Blues. I am a long time windows user and have recently migrated to Linux. I started with Ubuntu 12.04 and now Mint 16, and have been quite happy, extremely happy as a matter of fact. I am at that official crossroads though, duel boot or all Linux. Now for the blue part, I am a huge PC gamer and I don't really want to leave behind the ease of access to all my games. I have installed WINE and am learning to configure it but I see that some of my titles will be difficult to configure but I will get it. I also expect another crossroads soon. Linux or BSD, i think this will be the easy one. Anyhow, I am happy to be here and I will probably ask more questions than I answer but I will be as helpful as I can.
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Re: The Crossroads Blues

Postby Pierre on Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:15 am

I am a huge PC gamer and I don't really want to leave behind the ease of access to all my games. I have installed WINE and am learning to configure it but I see that some of my titles will be difficult to configure


the commercial version of wine is:
https://www.codeweavers.com/products/windowsmac/

- they do have a larger amount of M$ games - that run under their version of wine.
look for your favorites in their search bar.
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Re: The Crossroads Blues

Postby The-Wizard on Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:01 am

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Re: The Crossroads Blues

Postby Crewp on Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:43 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D
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Re: The Crossroads Blues

Postby vrkalak on Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:07 am

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Re: The Crossroads Blues

Postby jahid on Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:10 am

Welcome to the Mint family........... :mrgreen:
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Re: The Crossroads Blues

Postby jesica on Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:46 am

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Re: The Crossroads Blues

Postby jahid on Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:19 am

Burnt_Offerings wrote:Now for the blue part, I am a huge PC gamer and I don't really want to leave behind the ease of access to all my games. I have installed WINE


If you are that of a huge PC gamer then probably a dual boot with windows and linux will be best choice because wine won't be able to run all of your PC games efficiently or at all.
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Re: The Crossroads Blues

Postby Fuzzy Penquin on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:49 pm

^ I second what Jahid says. Although the gaming for Linux is improving (GOG.com just announced Linux ports coming this fall, Steam has a bunch of Linux games & SteamOS, etc), there are still some games that I like to play which are simply not supported on Linux at all, through any method. I dual boot with Win7 for such cases. Gaming is the only time I use Windows, the rest of the time I boot into Linux. You might concider this option, as it will let you have your cake and eat it too.
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