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Chapter 19: Playing Games > Installing Windows Games

Installing Windows Games

One of the reasons you might be reluctant to make the switch to Ubuntu is you have made a large investment in Windows games and don’t want to throw all that money away, even when finding Ubuntu the superior OS.

This is a very understandable concern, but there is a workaround. Follow us.

Welcome to PlayOnLinux. In Chapter 20 we talk about Wine, a utility that allows you to run Windows applications under Linux. We also point out in that chapter that sometimes those applications are not so easy to install and configure. Many present a bunch of problems requiring expert knowledge and hours of investigation. They may work in the end, but the process can be lengthy and tedious. It’s not very encouraging when you only want to play a game.


  

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