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React OS for running 'Rise of nations'?


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Hey just had a quick question regarding ROS.

 

I'm running a linuix distro right now (Ubuntu) and have been trying to run a downloaded copy of 'Rise of Nations' (its from my original hdd) and have decided that setting up a virtual drive to mount the iso on is too much work with not enough return (issues reported include mouse problems and no sound when running the game). So I was curious about using a new OS to run the windows program. ROS shares alot of the API with windows but its built from the ground up and I'm not real familier with its capabilities with regards to applications and there is no database that I could find that lists this information.

 

Any help at all would be appreciated..

 

Cheers,

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ReactOS is not a good choice so far.

 

try wine. Because i guarantee if it doesn't run on wine, it isn't going to run on React OS.

 

ReactOS is an ambitious project but it is currently still deep deep in alpha land and has very poor support for hardware, especially advanced graphics.

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Yea I've got the latest stable version of Wine and it works great for my other games. The only problem is that in order to get RoN to install I've got to download a bunch of dependencies and install them through the shell....Which is always an organic process and never fun..Classic all nighter.

 

I appreciate your answer nonetheless.

 

Cheers,

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Okay I got it running. I found a great tool called Furious-mount that mounts bin, cue , and iso files to a virtual drive...From there I just had to run the executable of the install through wine.

 

Now my fear has come to fruition. The video quality is marginal and the sound and after installing Directx9 the intro video plays but it crashes when I go to play the game...like at the load screen.

 

I'm pretty sure its some kind of conflict of interest between directx9 and wine.

 

Just wanted to give an update.

 

Cheers,

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