Windows as an operating system can be frustrating at times, and this is why some individuals choose to use the Linux option. The only problem with this is that it can be difficult to get some of the benefits, such as the games, that you want on Linux. This can be a difficult problem. Do you go back to Windows? Do you create a separate PC for you just to game on? Fortunately, you are in luck. You can now play your Windows games on Linux it just takes a little bit of prep work before you can download.
You will need to download Wine. Wine will work if you are running Linux or if you simply have a Mac.
Wine is a great solution for being able to run Windows games on the alternative OS, but keep in mind not every method is perfect so there may be programs that you might not be able to get to run or run without issues. The system is not flawless.
Selecting a Wine Configuration
One of the easiest Wine configurations is Winetricks. It is user friendly and pretty self-explanatory. You may not be the most computer savvy person, but you could probably still be able to figure out Winetricks.
You will get a list of applications that are available for download. Some may automatically download, while others will require a manual download. The manual download is much easier than it sounds. All you have to do is select the program that you are trying to download and then click OK. There are other versions of Winetricks style programs available such as PlayonLinux, Q4wine, and PlayonLinux, but they do not tend to be as user friendly or convenient as Winetricks.
Many people do not realize the extremely long list of games that are considered to be “Windows Games.” This is a current list of some of the games that you will need Wine in order to play on your Linux machine:
Windows games have been enjoyed for many years, and there are new releases all of the time. It would be difficult to stick with the Linux system if it completely eliminated the Windows gaming possibility. Not everything will run smoothly with Wine, but it is a start to getting your gaming back on track.