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Alternative OS games

Are there any MMORPGs that work with Linux? Or something other than Microsoft? Im building a new computer and I really do not want to include Microsoft OS in it. But I enjoy MMORPGs.

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  • EichenkatzeEichenkatze Member Posts: 340
    I know there are some MMOs that have Mac versions but as for Linux? I don't think the game industry generally views or accepts linux as a viable OS to put games on. However, there are programs to which you can buy online that will allow you to run Windows based programs on a Linux machine.

    Ubuntu

    www.ubuntu.com/



    Wine (probably your best choice from what i hear)

    www.winehq.com/



    Are two i've been told can work with Windows games on Linux.





    Hope that helps!

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    Everquest - 2000 - '02
    Anarchy Online - '01-'02
    Earth and Beyond - '02-'04
    Star Wars Galaxies - '03-'06('07)
    World of Warcraft - '04-'07
    Age of Conan - '08 - shelved.
    -Waiting on-
    Star Trek Online
    SW: The Old Republic

  • hedgewanhedgewan Member Posts: 64
    Thank You! I actually dicovered Wine myself just after I posted! Im excited!
  • TalynTalyn Member UncommonPosts: 587

    Linux is actually a fantastic gaming platform. The problem is convincing developers to code for it. Also (strictly my opinion) the very vocal loudmouths who proclaim "if it isn't open source software, I'll never install it" and other such garbage drives away the developers as well. OSS and other forms of Free Software are great, but the bottom line is professional game developers are in business to make money (hence the "professional" title) and they're not going to open source their code, at least not until it's run its course, like id does with its older Quake engines.

    However, if you have a good Linux distro (there are so many it's not even funny, I prefer PCLinuxOS myself, but a lot of people like Ubuntu, Mandriva, or SUSE) and the linux drivers installed for your video card, the two "big names" in getting your Windows games working are WINE which is totally free and open source, and Cedega which was originally based on WINE but has long since gone its own way. Cedega is closed source and requires a payment, something like $5/month in 3 month packages (basically, if you don't subscribe, it's $15 and you get 3 months of official support and the ability to vote for new features) if I recall correctly.

    There are also a couple other alternatives, but in general Cedega and WINE has the most support and get the most games playing well.

    I can't recall the names right now, but I did come across a few smaller MMOs that have native Linux clients too.

     

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