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    Phoronix: Wine 2.18 Released With Various Improvements

    Wine 2.18 is now available for those wishing to run Windows games/applications on Linux this weekend...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-2.18-Released

  • #2
    Why use Half Life 2 from Windows when it's ported to Linux?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
      Why use Half Life 2 from Windows when it's ported to Linux?
      To compare the ports and the drivers

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      • #4
        Also to test wine with an application that has a reference

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
          Why use Half Life 2 from Windows when it's ported to Linux?
          Because Valve ports are crap and their games run faster on wine.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by darkbasic View Post

            Because Valve ports are crap and their games run faster on wine.
            Ooh, That's a PTS benchmark I'd like to see.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
              Why use Half Life 2 from Windows when it's ported to Linux?
              I don't think the point of the improvements is to support a particular game or not to support it, but to have WINE working as close to the real thing as possible. When people there find a problem with Half Life 2 when run on WINE then it could affect other software, too, and needs fixing regardless.

              Why then Half Life 2 on WINE when there is a Linux port? Why play under Linux at all? Or why play Half Life 2? The best answer is, because of ... reasons.

              That games get listed under the fixes of WINE is just nice and it's what interests users the most, to see one of their favourite applications getting a fix.
              Last edited by sdack; 09-29-2017, 06:17 PM.

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              • #8
                In this wine version roller coaster tycoon classic works



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                • #9
                  I really thought Wine would never go anywhere, but they just keep hammering away at problems relentlessly. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a better Windows XP than the original within the next few years. One piece at a time.

                  And lucky for the Wine developers, the world seems to have finally dropped IE6. So supporting that to have useful app compatibility no longer looks necessary.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
                    Why use Half Life 2 from Windows when it's ported to Linux?
                    The answer is simple few answers.
                    1) There are many Half Life 2 mods that are in fact include windows .dll files to modify Half Life 2. Of course those mods don't work with the native Linux version of Half Life 2.
                    2) to compare how bad the port is.
                    3) because some people own the WIndows copy and now on Linux don't want to go out and buy the game again.

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