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This area of the wiki is for those who have tried getting a Windows or Linux game running on PC-BSD.  Those who wish to add their results may do so in the table below.
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===Getting a game running on PC-BSD===
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This area of the wiki is for those who have tried getting a Windows or Linux game running on PC-BSD.  Those who wish to add their results may do so in the table below. __NOTOC__ <!-- eliminate table of contents until page grows -->
  
We are well aware that a constant stream of games arrive on store shelves for Windows and that a few titles sometimes are available for Linux, but that doesn't mean BSD is left without options. There are two main methods that can be used to access games, and both are through some kind of emulation or compatibility layer. FreeBSD (and therefore PC-BSD) has a Linux compatibility layer, and there are a number of emulators or program containing a subset of Windows capability ported to BSD. It is hoped that through this list you may discover games that work but do not (or cannot) exist as PBIs and also perhaps, by way of this information, assist with improvement to the tools that might enable them.  <br>'''Note:''' This page pertains to PC-BSD version 9.
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== The promise of non-native games on PC-BSD ==
  
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It is well known that a constant stream of games arrive on store shelves for Windows and that a few titles sometimes are available for Linux, but that does not mean BSD is left without options. There are two main methods that can be used to access games, and both are through some kind of emulation or compatibility layer. FreeBSD (and therefore PC-BSD) has a Linux compatibility layer. There are a number of emulators, and a program (Wine) containing a subset of Windows capability that has been ported to BSD. It is hoped that through this list more games may be discovered that work but do not (or cannot) exist as PBIs, and also perhaps, by way of this information, assistance might be given to increase the amount accessible to PC-BSD.<br>'''Note:''' This page pertains to PC-BSD version 9.
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== What currently works ==
  
 
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{{Tbl-line|bg=ff|align=justified|Using the mechanism of installing on Windows (both Diablo2 and LoD expansion), then copying the installation files to a USB key, you can run the game with Wine.
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Revision as of 10:26, 10 October 2012

Contents

This area of the wiki is for those who have tried getting a Windows or Linux game running on PC-BSD. Those who wish to add their results may do so in the table below.

The promise of non-native games on PC-BSD

It is well known that a constant stream of games arrive on store shelves for Windows and that a few titles sometimes are available for Linux, but that does not mean BSD is left without options. There are two main methods that can be used to access games, and both are through some kind of emulation or compatibility layer. FreeBSD (and therefore PC-BSD) has a Linux compatibility layer. There are a number of emulators, and a program (Wine) containing a subset of Windows capability that has been ported to BSD. It is hoped that through this list more games may be discovered that work but do not (or cannot) exist as PBIs, and also perhaps, by way of this information, assistance might be given to increase the amount accessible to PC-BSD.
Note: This page pertains to PC-BSD version 9.

Linux

Resources

Libraries and other files

Documentation and Examples

  • Previously ported linux-doom3 that might be used as an example.

What currently works

Table: Games that have been attempted. How well does this version of the game run?

Type Name Version Platform Special changes (and/or errors)
RPG Diablo II 1.13 Windows Using the mechanism of installing on Windows (both Diablo2 and LoD expansion), then copying the installation files to a USB key, you can run the game with Wine.

Example: wine Diablo\ II.exe -w

(Note: the -w is required for Windowed mode).

Tested on PC-BSD 9.0x64 and Wine64 1.4.1