Help, I wanna play a windows game (max payne 2 and half life 2) on opensuse, what should I do to get it to work.

I don't know where to start. Do I need wine or crossover linux?:'(

Ok, cedega isn't an option, I don't wanna buy anything.

that max payne link looks kool but it is so vague.

I've installed wine through the yast installer.

When I type in wine and the konsole I get:

Usage: wine PROGRAM [ARGUMENTS...]   Run the specified program
       wine --help                   Display this help and exit
       wine --version                Output version information and exit

when I type in wine - version I get:-

thwee@linux-25al:~> wine --version
Wine 0.9.24

But the link to the cd and setup.exe isn't working.

This is what I typed.

thwee@linux-25al:/> wine /media/hdd/setup.exe
wine: creating configuration directory '/home/thwee/.wine'...
ln: target `/home/thwee/.wine-e9SqqH/dosdevices/d:' is not a directory
wine: wineprefixcreate failed while creating '/home/thwee/.wine'.

Make sure you get Wine working with something simple before attempting to run the latest and greatest game! It should come with something like Notepad.exe, see if that works first. I also recommend reading Wine's documentation; it's very helpful, and I'd also try out other tools like winecfg , which is a configuration program for Wine.

commented: Very helpful +12

Ok, notepad.exe is working and so is winecfg.

But how do I get the setup.exe cd to work. Thanx

OMG joeprogrammer you are a freakin genius.

The game is a bit sluggish but it works and I didn't even have to install directx

Hey do ya think I can get Half life 2 working with just wine?

use Cedega. Costs money but rocks for games - it uses a custom directx wrapper so you get good games performance

I know I won't be using that. No monie :(

And I heard there are still issues with some software, but it is worth buying if only because some of the knowledge accrued goes back into the wine project.


OMG joeprogrammer you are a freakin genius.

Every once and a while I say the right thing.

Hey do ya think I can get Half life 2 working with just wine?

Well, I did mention using Cedega in the first post, but after looking in the Wine AppDB, it appears that the demo at least will run with a bronze rating, while the retail version runs at a silver rating:

It's worth a try if you haven't already.