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Offline Silverfire

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Linux mostly newbie
« on: August 28, 2018, 02:53:13 pm »
Hello all,

I went looking for a way to build a system for a friend that did not have M$'s grubby fingers in her data and run World of Warcraft for her.  SparkyLinux was recommended as a great platform for running games so I've installed it on an AMD 64 platform i5 system for her.  It's running flawlessly so far and I may install it on an older laptop of my own to work with as well.

However I may need your help getting WoW to install.  Thanks Sparkers.

I may also try using Inkscape or Gimp to create bead patterns for my bead loom work.
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Offline paxmark1

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Re: Linux mostly newbie
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 01:31:37 am »
Older laptop.  If 2 gb or less of memory, there is probably no performance loss in going to 32 bit. 

Wine and wines  32 bit binaries  versus 64 bit binaries were a real pain in the past.  I do not know the present.  Hopefully the wine enthusiasts here will post about the present state of 32 versus  64 bit co-existence.  It is supposed to have improved greatly in the last few years.

I have not used inkscape.  Gimp does have a bit of a learning curve, less if you are adept with photoshop.    With wine you can use some of the older Corel image manipulation, either W#$  or (or possbily their linux but probably not).  Less learning curve. 

The other factor is - are you on Sparky5 or Sparky4.  If you are new, 4 has less hiccups, it is stable.  You can easily convert to 5 later - possibly when Buster (Debian Testing which Sparky 5 uses as a base) enters the "freeze" process.  That might happen in a few months. 
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Offline Silverfire

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Re: Linux mostly newbie
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 06:14:23 pm »
Thanks for the reply.  :)

I have posted the errors I'm getting from Winetricks as it does not want to play nicely with 32-bit programs at all.  I do have the GameOver edition installed on the main system.


The laptop has 6 mbs of memory so I do not think I will have a problem with it. 
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