Best Windows Games and Apps That Run Under Linux

By on January 5th, 2011 15:20 GMT

The following article was created to inform our readers about popular native Windows games and applications which install and run under Linux-based operating systems, with the help of the Wine software.

We have recently discovered that many people have no idea that games such as the popular World of Warcraft, Call of Duty or Left 4 Dead work flawlessly under Linux. Therefore, we've decided to make a list with all of them.

While most of the following games work flawlessly, other will require some special configuration from the user. Also, a couple of the listed applications and games will have minor issues.

Games:

· World of Warcraft 4.0.x
· Warcraft III The Frozen Throne: 1.x
· Left 4 Dead Full (Steam)
· Team Fortress 2 (Steam)
· Half-Life 2 Retail (32-bit)
· Guild Wars All Versions
· Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 1.7
· The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 1.2.x
· Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 1.x
· Counter-Strike: Source Retail and Steam
· Final Fantasy XI Online Windows Client W00
· Fallout 3 1.x
· Steam Official Release
· StarCraft I Retail CD/DVD
· StarCraft II Retail
· EVE Online 6.33.x - Incursion
· Supreme Commander SC 1.x.3xxx
· Bioshock 1.0
· Garena 3.0
· The Sims 3 All
· Warhammer Online Live
· Gothic 3 1.x
· Homeworld 2 1.x
· Aion: The Tower of Eternity 2.0.x
· Dragon Age: Origins 1.x

Applications:

· Adobe Photoshop CS3 (10.0)
· Adobe Photoshop CS2 (9.0)
· Adobe Flash CS3
· MediaMonkey 3.0.6.1190

If you know other interesting Windows applications or games that run under Linux, via Wine, do not hesitate to drop a line on the comments section.

About Wine

Wine is an open source project that takes the Windows API and allows you to run seamlessly Windows applications on your Linux machine. It's like having a small version of Windows packed up in your Linux system. Wine's API is 100% non-Microsoft code, but it uses Windows DLLs in case you have them.

Download Wine 1.2.2 stable and Wine 1.3.10 development right now from Softpedia.

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