running C2 on Linux

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Post » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:47 pm

I've looked through various topics about Linux and C2. Some were old and some were not really what I was looking for.

So I plan to use Linux more often (Linux Mint 16 Mate to be exact).

Is anyone running C2 on Linux (in a Debian/Ubuntu-based distribution if that matters) that can share his experiences on how he runs it and how it is working out so far?

As additional hurdle I have the steam version, so I'm not sure if an emulating approach is feasible.
VM is probably the best choice(?), but I will run into RAM problems.

Thx for your attention.mindfaQ2013-12-23 22:48:39
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Post » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:04 pm

I'm sure you've thought of this by now, but Wine might be a solution. I can't say I've tried it. C2 doesn't seem to be running anything that Wine couldn't handle. I could see have to run it via the Steam app an issue though. Worst comes to worse, it would only take a few minutes to try it and find out. I think a quick Google search regarding running Steam in Wine would be your best bet. I think it would boil down to that.

With that said, and as you've mentioned, if all else fails then run it in a VM. It would take a bit longer. Setting up Virtual Box with a copy of Windows 7 is a breeze though and that should run it great.

I think the biggest issue would come down to previewing the game. You might end up having to export the game every time and run it naively in Linux to get the best performance to test your product. I could see potential issues with Wine with that. Also using preview in a VM should work but it would be slower than native (Web GL stuff and all).
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Post » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:05 pm

On a very quick Google search I find this link from WineHQ. Might prove interesting for you.

https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19444
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Post » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:28 am

Yeah I will test it when I have my new system up and running and post my findings.
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Post » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:11 pm

it's pretty broken in wine. Check out this native clone :
http://www.compilgames.net/

It's pretty decent and completely free :)
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