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==Non-Linux Games==
 
==Non-Linux Games==
For Microsoft Windows games, See [[Wine|Wine]]. For consoles, arcade machines and various non-IBM/PC computers, see [[Emulators]]
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Even if your favorite game is not released for Linux, don't fret. There is still a high chance of you being able to enjoy them in their full glory on your Linux box.
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For Microsoft Windows games, See [[Wine|Wine]].<br />
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For consoles, arcade machines and various non-IBM/PC computers, see [[Emulators]]
  
 
== Compiling from Source ==
 
== Compiling from Source ==
 
This applies only to games where the game's source code is available to you. This requires not only a compiler to be installed, but usually quite a few dependencies. For a novice user, this might be a daunting task.
 
This applies only to games where the game's source code is available to you. This requires not only a compiler to be installed, but usually quite a few dependencies. For a novice user, this might be a daunting task.

Revision as of 19:41, 6 October 2016


There are several, if not a multitude, of ways to get and play games on Linux. Whether it be a system-wide installation or for only one or more users. The options ultimately depends on choices made by the publisher which ways are available to the end-user.

Using Package Managers

Using package managers are by far the most common way of installing any software on modern Linux systems.

Distribution Clients

  • Steam/SteamOS

Pre-Compiled Binaries

Non-Linux Games

Even if your favorite game is not released for Linux, don't fret. There is still a high chance of you being able to enjoy them in their full glory on your Linux box.

For Microsoft Windows games, See Wine.
For consoles, arcade machines and various non-IBM/PC computers, see Emulators

Compiling from Source

This applies only to games where the game's source code is available to you. This requires not only a compiler to be installed, but usually quite a few dependencies. For a novice user, this might be a daunting task.