Running Games on Ubuntu

Can one run games in Ubuntu like Fifa 09, God of War, NFS, etc.. if not then can one run Fifa 06 or 07..

No you can't. Most games are designed for Windows and will not work on Linux. ID games, the makers of doom, are the only major commercial games developer that supports linux. The main reason that linux is not supported by other games developers is that there a very few Linux desktop users compared to Windows.

However while most commercial games developers don't support linux, lots of open source developers make games for linux. The default installation of most Linux distros includes many more games than Windows. You can also download games like tux racer and frozen bubble. Linux is alright for occasional gamers but not for gaming enthusiasts.

Try Nexuiz, its an Open Source First Person Shooter and its pretty good for online play and if you don't have fast internet, its still good.

http://www.alientrap.org/nexuiz/

umm i sort of disagree with rokra

you can run many windows games on Linux through the use of wine.

Wine is a linux interpration of the windows binary layer

wine has a database where people post reviews about how a windows application runs under wine

i checked Fifa 09 and it got a gold rating for running under see the review urself

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=14122

@ rokra

Dude update yourself. This is not 1995, this is 2009. WINE is in version 1 and alive and kicking.

@ shlazz

Have you tried WINE? http://www.winehq.org/

Check here the application database: http://appdb.winehq.org/

Note, the list of applications are supplied by users after testing. Read comments to learn more.

most games that support OpenGl will run on linux distros using wine, but usually the performance isnt that gud...

I tried warcraft III, played online too, worked pretty fine

+ i remember dere used to be a software sumthin like crossover games, it was from the developers of wine, it ran games without much hassle

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@ rokra

Dude update yourself. This is not 1995, this is 2009. WINE is in version 1 and alive and kicking.

@ shlazz

Have you tried WINE? http://www.winehq.org/

Check here the application database: http://appdb.winehq.org/

Note, the list of applications are supplied by users after testing. Read comments to learn more.

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Yeah that is impressive how far wine has developed. I had no idea :0

you can also try http://www.cedega.com/

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Yeah that is impressive how far wine has developed. I had no idea :0

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