"Ah, the games. I have to say that without the addition
of The Sims, this would have been a fairly blasé release of
MandrakeLinux. In fact, if you aren't a big gamer, just get the
Standard Edition and save yourself $40 in retail costs.
The Sims is more than a simple port of the popular Windows game
over to the Linux platform. There is a second application, WineX,
that has been developed by TransGaming Technologies to provide a
Windows-like environment on which The Sims can run. In fact, The
Sims CD really has just three RPMs: one for the game, one for the
game's data, and one for the WineX for Sims.
You can first install The Sims during the DrakX installation of
the platform, but upon the first start you will need to run through
another quick installation routine to get the product finalized.
TransGaming will also encourage you to subscribe to its online
services, which I'll get to in just a minute.
After this brief step, The Sims will launch in all it's
full-screen glory. Sound, animations, and input responses are
perfectly fine. In fact, I found the game to be so robust and
responsive, I plan on getting a Windows copy of the game just to
compare the play of the game on each platform. Until then, take my
word for it, this game runs without a hitch on Linux."