Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2012 22:19 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Games "The truth is that this is the first post of the Valve Linux blog. This blog is where you can find the latest information from Valve about our Linux development efforts. Avoid the rumors and speculations that multiply on the Web. Instead, come to the source - a blog where people who are interested in Linux and open source game development can get the latest information on Valve's efforts in this arena. In this initial post, we'll introduce the team (and a bit of its history) and then give you a snapshot of what we're currently doing." Steam, Source, and Left 4 Dead 2 coming to Linux. We know why.
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RE[3]: At last...
by toast88 on Wed 18th Jul 2012 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: At last..."
toast88
Member since:
2009-09-23

The thing is that while wine is a good solution for playing windows games on x86/x86_64 linux. It is not useful for other architectures.


Yes, it is. wine is easily cross-installable if you have Debian Wheezy or newer:

dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install wine:i386 wine-bin:i386 qemu-user-static

That's all you need to be able to use wine on *ANY* architecture you want. Unless your host CPU is not too slow, you won't notice any difference running wine on a native i386/x86_64 machine.

Adrian

Edited 2012-07-18 15:39 UTC

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RE[4]: At last...
by shmerl on Wed 18th Jul 2012 15:38 in reply to "RE[3]: At last..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Emulating processors with Qemu is not a good solutions for games at all. It's far from being efficient as same architecture VM.

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RE[5]: At last...
by toast88 on Wed 18th Jul 2012 18:36 in reply to "RE[4]: At last..."
toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23

Emulating processors with Qemu is not a good solutions for games at all. It's far from being efficient as same architecture VM.


qemu is very very fast, I have yet to notice a difference but my machine is quite fast anyway.

If there are going to be desktop ARM machines in the future, they are going to be fast enough for these kind of emulation.

Adrian

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