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Freelancer on LINUX

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Post Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:58 pm

Freelancer on LINUX

I'm about to try installing Freelancer on a Linux box & was wondering if anyone had already tried it?

Completely out of time with the world

Post Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:14 am

I am not sure if anyone has, but it might be supported by a Windows emulator such as WINE. If you do find a way to run FL on Linux, let us know.

Post Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:32 pm

Thanks. I setup WINE last night so my next step is working through the install & finding any problems. I'll keep you posted

Completely out of time with the world

Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:58 am

No problem. I'll just take a walk around the forums until you get back .

Post Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:46 am

Did anyone ever actually try this? the thread seems a bit dead, but since Im playing with Ubuntu I'd like to know if its worth my efforts.

If I can get the few games I like to run under Ubuntu I am dumping Microsoft before they can force me to use the Vista crap that takes away my privacy rights.. (Or so Ive heard)

Post Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:02 pm

I'm sticking with xp. They can't make me change to Vista. They can't pay me to change. They can't force me to change. I'll sue and start world war III.
When they get Vista's bugs sorted out, I'll consider it. Until then...Vista is a bust.

Actually, if game developers can come up with suitable applications for LINUX including an awe inspiring game such as Freelancer...I'll switch to Linux. But, they're gonna have to get off their duffs and get busy.

Post Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:24 am

I've been in IT for many years, since before Windows. Most people will not remember that IBM commissioned Microsoft to make OS/2 for them, and instead of doing that Microsoft developed Windows 3 in parallel. When OS/2 came out it was a bag of worms, and Windows 3 was a shiner, taking the carpet out from IBM's feet. IBM sued but sadly settled out of court for a mere $11million. I wish they had bought Microsoft instead.

Today the only reason I am keeping Windows is for Freelancer, I'm serious. Open Office runs under Linux, it is superb and does everything I need for my professional use, and so Linux is definitely on the cards as soon as I have done with Freelancer.

Vista? Never a Whispa!!

Until then... XP ROCKS!

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