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Old 10-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #31
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- For chess, you can install Scid vs PC which is a fairly advanced program. You can use Stockfish 4.0 (Elo over 3000) as a UCI chess engine (to be compiled). There are also many other good quality free chess engines and you can install other commercial ones if you wish.
I know SCID, but the last time I looked at it, it was a database, not a playing program. Also, I don't know how well the DGTNix driver for my DGT board will work. Even the official Windows driver is sometimes flacky...

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- Games: I use few of them but you can try Playonlinux . Remember also that SteamOS will be a Linux distro and that we can expect more and more games in the next months.
I'll look at PlayOnLinux for my older RPG's. Quite a few of them seem to work fine in WINE. I don't do Steam. I only buy games from GOG.com. Maybe Steam does Linux, but their games depend on their service, and I don't like that.
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In case someone would be interested, I'll post a small report.

My conversion to Linux is nearly complete, and apart from playing games, I can do everything I did on Windows, with the same programs... even ADE.

- ADE 1.7.2 can be installed under Wine 1.7.5 (latest, atm). PlayOnLinux makes this quite easy.
- All instructions for Windows also count for Linux. Just use the same PlayOnLinux drive.
- After that, ADE/Calibre will work just like they do on Windows.

Pity that ADE 2.0 does not (yet...) run under Wine. I wonder how long Adobe will allow ADE 1.7.2 to activate. If that stops working, one would be obliged to have a Windows or Mac-installation at hand just to buy and download DRM-ed ebooks.

I'll always have one to play games(1) but to be honest, it'd be idiotic.

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The nVidia-driver replaced "Scale to Aspect Ratio" with "more powerful and flexible options", but it's broken... again..., so I just don't bother with Windows-games on Linux. Oh, by the way: those "powerful options" are so fracking complicated that no-one but the creators seem to fully understand them.

About a year ago, "Scale to Aspect Ratio" was just a checkbox, and it actually WORKED. But noooo, being nerds to the core, they could NEVER abide by something that just worked as expected, right? So they HAD to go and replace it with something very complicated that breaks every other driver update

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