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Hey I want to run all the .EXE files of windows in MANDRIVA.

 

Is it possible?????????????

 

Is there ne emulator that can solve my problem OR window's application are NOT SUPPORTED by LINUX????

 

 

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Windows applications can't be "supported by Linux", except through an "emulator", because they are made specifically for Windows (I could explain in more detail, but I'm unsure of your level of understanding? no offense intended). You could try using WINE, but not all applications will run that way, some you'll just have to do without. You should, however, look into Linux equivalents, as most common applications have an equivalent.

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As tyme said, there are many equivalent, and a lot of times better applications that are native to Linux that might work for you.

 

Wine works for some, not well for others. It's very situational.

 

Perhaps if you let us know which program you wanted to run, we might be able to point you in the right direction.

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Is there any software for virtualising CD or DVD iso????

for example Deamon tools in case of Windows......

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Is there any software for virtualising CD or DVD iso????

for example Deamon tools in case of Windows......

it's built into the OS, as root:

mount -o loop cdimage.iso /mnt/dir

(cdimage.iso being your image file, /mnt/dir being whatever directory you want to mount it to)

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Is there any software for virtualising CD or DVD iso????

If you want to use a gui instead of the cli, you could install kiso from the repos.

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There a are a few image managers / drive emulators for Linux. If you're using KDE, then the one with the more bells and whistles is AcetoneISO

But, if you expect from it to emulate and eventually play copyprotected windows games under Linux, then I'm sorry, but it won't happen.

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But, if you expect from it to emulate and eventually play copyprotected windows games under Linux, then I'm sorry, but it won't happen.

So is it possible to play games meant for windows in LINUX??? :thumbs:

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Cedega might play some, Wine might play others. Wine is free, last I used it Cedega was not.

 

I would say it depends on the game. Check the Wine Application Database and see what other people are saying about the software you are trying to run.

Edited by liquidzoo

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Best chance is Cedega (which is wine specially hacked to run certain games), second one is wine, and third one is VMWare (the latter has only basic DirectX support).

VMWare has a free version, wine is GPL/free, but Cedega is not.

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i want to run crysis

can i run it in Linux

I have it's ISO image

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i want to run crysis

can i run it in Linux

I have it's ISO image

 

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?...on&iId=5880

 

Looks like Wine might run it. You will have to install Wine, which I believe is in one if the Mandriva repos.

 

If you have followed the Easy Urpmi site, you can open a terminal, su to root and type

 

urpmi wine

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I wouldn't put much hope to get it running. It's a modern, fairly demanding game, using DirectX10 rendering, and even windows boxes with DirectX 9c support its graphics only partly. More than that, only 64-bit windows are officially supported.

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