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WerewolfGeneral Sep 5 2011 says:

i didn't knew i could play Crysis in a computer with Linux

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hemebond Sep 20 2011 replied:

You can't, it requires Wine.

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John.d.h Sep 20 2011 replied:

That's still Linux.

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amphitheres Oct 10 2011 replied:

**** wine, i want to actually be able to play a game on linux natively. yes you can play crysis on linux, but its akin to playing a game on linux using a windows emulator. actually i think it would be more stable to play a game in a windows emulator rather than using wine..

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masternerdguy Oct 11 2011 replied:

If you want to play anything mainstream, you're going to need either a windows install or wine. It's just the truth right now.

I can't wait for the day big titles have linux ports, but at the moment linux isn't a priority for them.

Linux has a problem where people won't game on it because these games aren't available, but developers won't write anything for it because it isn't widespread. We have the power to fix that. But until then, wine is nice.

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dudumaroja Nov 17 2011 replied:

"W.ine I.s N.ot a E.mulator"

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Pi1grim Dec 20 2011 replied:

Hate to burst your bubble, but WINE stands for (recursively) Wine Is Not an Emulator. Anyways, wine is still better that nothing.
Also, surprisingly, some people report better performance in wine, than in windows, that probably has something to do with it being slimmer and trimmed down version of windows api calls laying on the shoulders of linux. Ofcourse this all comes at a price of bugs, constant development and weird glitches that may or may not come up at any time.
Still I managed to play quite a few nice windows games without leaving my linux distro, so wine is a great project bringing some of the gaming goodness to linux platform.
As for native linux games — yes, we all would like to see more of them, but so far the only big company that makes linux ports (and even releases source code under GPL after a while) id IdSoftware, others simply ignore the linux gaming market as it is painfully small so far.

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commodore256 May 3 2012 replied:

Well, you're in luck. Crytek is making a Linux Port of their Engine.

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R5KSS Apr 27 2013 replied:

really? If they are porting their engine to linux then its awesome.....

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srk9 Nov 16 2011 replied:

WINE is not LInux. WINE is a program for UNIX operating systems. Linux is highly, but not perfectly, compatible with UNIX, so it works on Linux, but having it run in WINE does not mean that you are running it on Linux. Instead, you are running it on WINE.

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thatguruguy Nov 18 2011 replied:

I'm assuming you're just kidding when you state that WINE is a program for UNIX. Wine is developed PRIMARILY on Linux, primarily by developers working on Linux.

Feel free to argue about the merits of Wine, but don't just make up facts to suit yourself.

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hemebond Mar 2 2012 replied:

The trouble with saying you can play these games on Linux (instead of on WINE) is that it dilutes what it means to properly support Linux.

This person even patched and compiled WINE themselves to play.

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Worfox Sep 27 2011 says:

You can also play Crysis 2 surprisingly well with WINE :)

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maizuddin35 Oct 4 2011 says:

this is awesome. i never thought i could try this one

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Killgore_94 Nov 25 2011 says:

I like Crysis,and whats the problem with wine,why it sems to me that there are much people who hate it.
Be happy that it works.
Why I should not be able to play such cool games like crysis on linux?
And sure i agree with the thought that it would be great whan normal games would be avilable for linux.
A linux gaming system would be great,only for fun,only for games!

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debianeer Jan 6 2012 says:

native *would* be better, WINE *can* be acceptable. works great for TF2, why not Crysis?

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It works at near native performance at high (Phenom x6 + NV 560 Ti).

1. Install vc2005, 2008, and dx9_36.
2. Get wine sources and memory leak patch (
3. Install dependencies that ./configure will complain about

a. If you need to install oss4 to get sound (which is the easy way) you can get instructions here:

You may need to init 1 before doing make install on oss4 if you get an error.
In my test, building wine without sound also removed all 2D graphics (aka the HUD) once in-game which made for an interesting experience. So build with sound :)

4. Make the 32bit wine.
5. Install your customized wine.
6. Install Crysis
7. Add the VideoMemorySize=yourSize value to Wine/Direct3D.
8. Play Crysis.

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