Origianlly posted by SpookyEddy and
jkrohn at http://www.techimo.com/ and kindly given permision
to print here
Well your main option for games in WineX.
This can be downloaded in .rpm format for only $5 from http://www.transgaming.com/
or for free by CVS. If
you opt for CVS you don't get support and it is sometimes buggy, but
it works : If you go for transgaming it is $5 a month (no minimum
time) and you can download the .rpm.
Here is a great
step-by-step of installing via CVS by SpookyEddy
Okay I got
WineX to install from CVS (free & legal). However I am having
problems running it due to conflicts with an older install. To fix
that a quick rm -rf ~/.wine
and a rm -rf
Create a directory to put
the code in using "mkdir wine"
WineX code via CVS.
Next hit enter when prompted for password.
This should start the download.
You will see lots
of file names start to scroll down your terminal. This took about 1
hour on my 56K line.
Change to the newly
created wine directory with "cd wine".
Compile the code with "./tools/wineinstall"
You will be asked if you would like to create a local config
file, say yes.
If you are not running windows
on the same disk you will be asked if you would like to continue
with a wine only installation, say yes.
you will be told that some fake windows directories must be created
& asked where you would like to put them. I suggest using "/c".
Now the install should be complete however
you may need to add wine to your path if you don't want to change to
"/usr/local/bin" every time you want to run wine.
Edit "/root/.wine/config" and make sure that all your dives are
mapped to the correct location, eg "/mnt/cdrom"
run programs using wine program (say for Half-Life you could use
wine hl.exe or to install a program wine /mnt/cdrom/setup.exe)
g) For anyone running an NVIDIA Card.
I suggest that
you go and download and install the drivers from NVIDIA's website.
This will give WineX a great boost :
The drivers can be found at
you have to do is download the right ones and compile.