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i want to play gta vc in ubuntu 10.10 any !dea...?

GNOME - Dec 27 2010
Question:1gb graphics card ati
3 gb ram
i5 intel processor
os ubuntu 10.10
1tb hdd

Answer:There are a few ways you can do it. The cheapest and easiest with most distros is to install Wine. According to their AppDB (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=1369) then GTA Vice City is support Gold or Platinum, depending on the version. Reading the text then I'd guess it was more likely to be Gold as there are minor non-fatal glitches in the startup and the install needs some instructions (which are provided) but is otherwise okay.

If that doesn't work then there are commercial alternatives that focus on supporting popular apps (mainly MS Office, but also some games). There used to be Cedega (http://www.cedega.com//) but that has been closed down now and it seems that the replacement is going to be more about developers making their games compatible rather than having a desktop app like Wine for end-users to run apps through.

The other alternative is Crossover Games (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/), which is basically yet another implementation of the same Wine code, but as with Cedega it is also commercial and has a price tag.

I bought Cedega for a year, downloaded a free copy of Crossover during one of their giveaways, but now only really use Wine. There will be some games it won't play, but as it is free then it is always worth a shot and it doesn't cost you anything but time. Just always check the Wine AppDB in case there are special instructions to get a game running.

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 by Padster on: Dec 28 2010
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how about you try wine.
it runs windows programs.
i don't know how well it runs that game, but you could give it a try, or check on the wine app database, which reports how well apps run.


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