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10-30-01, 10:37 PM
I have an old p133 16mb of ram system that I was getting set up for my son, all that he will be doing (for now at least ) is running 7 different creative wonders games that were all built to run on win95/3.1 or Mac 7.1 . I was wondering since the games are so old , is there a linux os that will run these? I want to have a linux box that I can tinker with and was hoping it would serve a dual purpose.
BTW, I am an absolute newbie on linux..........
10-31-01, 01:30 PM
You might search usenet. There are some linux newsgroups. Google has the usenet archives that used to be on deja. Just do a search on linux gaming.
If you are wanting to be running Windows games under Linux, then you should check out Wine (http://www.winehq.com).
Its basically an implementation of the Win32 api on Intel Unixes. Some people just call it an emulator. At any rate, you will have varying levels of success running Windows stuff with it. I use it to play Halflife in OpenGL in Linux.
hmmm. only 16MB?
I was going to recommend VMware but to be honest you would be better upping the RAM. If you even want a GUI on a 16MB box then its going to be like a snail on crutches. Do yourself (and your son) a favour and get at least 32 or 64MB of RAM for a decent linux box. VMware would be an ideal option but don't even think of trying to run it on anything less than 64MB.
Wine might work, but its still very alpha (ie unstable).
VMWare isn't too hot for games because video acceleration isn't nearly as hot as something native, and there are color-depth issues.
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