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PlayonLinux: Surprisingly Compatible

Jul 17, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There are many built in scripts that are geared toward specific applications, however you can also use this tool to customize your own.

"I've been using PlayonLinux, Wine, Cedega, and other Linux compatibility solutions for a while now. I have found each one to be pretty much hit or miss, as there really isn't any standardization when it comes to forcing Linux to run applications not designed to run natively. Every now and then I would keep trying each of the above solutions to see if I would have any success getting my games to work when new versions of a compatibility technology were released. I have read stories from many people that have had no problem getting Oblivion to work with Wine, however no matter how hard I tried I couldn't even get it to start.

"PlayonLinux always kept my interest for some reason. Maybe because it is updated fairly often is what made me believe that if any technology would be the one to get my favorite games working, it would probably be PlayonLinux. I tried both Oblivion and Fallout 3 but neither would run at all. About a week or so ago, I launched PlayonLinux and some updates came in, and I couldn't believe what I witnessed: BOTH Oblivion and Fallout 3 installed and ran without any crashes whatsoever!"

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