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Run Orange Box Games on Linux (without installation)!

24 Jan

Introduction
The Orange Box is a collection of 5 great games designed by Valve Corporation. It consists of the following games:
1)Half-Life 2
2)Half-Life 2: Episode 1
3)Half-Life2: Episode 2
4)Team Fortress 2
5)Portal

Half-Life 2 is a science fiction first person shooting game. The Half-Life series is extremely popular among gamers and requires no introduction. HL:EP1 and HL:EP2 are small episodes that carry-on the Half-Life storyline further. Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is a class-based online mutiplayer shooting game. TF2 is amazingingly fun to play online with other human players. Portal is a first person puzzle game that has gained worldwide critical acclaim due to its innovative gameplay and mind-bending puzzles.
All these games are bundled into a single Orange Box for an amazing price of just Rs. 999. That’s right, five complete games for only Rs. 999. No doubt, it’s selling like hot cakes in india. The only problem is that it’s available only on Windows, but people have been able to play it on Linux thanks to “Wine”.

Prerequisites
Here’s the stuff you need:
1) Original Orange Box DVDs.
2) Working Linux installation with graphics drivers installed.
3) Latest version of “Wine” software installed.

Caution
Make sure your 3D desktop manager is turned off i.e. compiz, beryl etc. shouldn’t be running.

If you have Orange Box games installed on windows, you’ll need only around 100MB of space for running the games on linux. So, it’s best to have an existing Steam account and games installed on Windows.

Read Complete Tutorial : Here

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Posted by on January 24, 2008 in Gaming - PC, Linux

 

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