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Migrating To Linux. Reinstall All Games?

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August 19, 2012 4:02:59 AM

Hello comunnity. I have a quick question. I'm installing Linux on my machine for the first time. Wanted to give it a try. I hear that it's possible to run games on Linux with a program called Wine. If I do this, will I need to reinstall all my steam games? Or will I be able to access them from there current installation on Windows 7? Just not sure how this works. Thanks.

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August 19, 2012 5:23:32 PM

yeah, you will need to reinstall them.
Dont expect things to go 100% smooth, remember that it is NOT windows. WINE just provides a reverse engineered windows library so things will work.

To help install things, and be more windows like, i suggest using a wine front end like http://www.playonlinux.com/en
*note* source based games generally work without much work ;) 
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August 19, 2012 9:26:26 PM

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August 19, 2012 9:26:43 PM

skittle said:
yeah, you will need to reinstall them.
Dont expect things to go 100% smooth, remember that it is NOT windows. WINE just provides a reverse engineered windows library so things will work.

To help install things, and be more windows like, i suggest using a wine front end like http://www.playonlinux.com/en
*note* source based games generally work without much work ;) 

Thank you very much for your answer.
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