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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 12:28

Some Ubuntu user sometimes have not been able to leave their old habits to use windows application, moreover if they are a gamers. Although there has many interesting games in Ubuntu, honestly windows game is more attractive and well maintained. Your decision to use Ubuntu as prime OS should not prevent you to play games, right ?.

Some of you may have already known Wine or also have used it , Wine is Linux application that let's to run windows application over Ubuntu, however not all windows program can be run properly but almost of them can work well with Wine. If you want to find out if some program can run using wine or not, we suggest you to visit Wine Application Database (AppDB).

Wine Application Database (AppDB)

Wine AppDB is a collection of program which have been officially or unofficially tested and confirmed work with Wine. Some application that display in Wine AppDB is submitted by registered user, they  testify what part is works and not works follows with distribution where its tested. If you get some programs do not run well in wine you can also find the instruction and solution in here.
Wine AppDB also classify application into Platinum, Gold, and Silver list, this classification is based on the level of success of wine in running application and number of users who rated them. here the list  

Platinum Application List
Applications which install and run flawlessly on an out-of-the-box Wine installation :
  • Final Fantasy XI Online Final Fantasy XI
  • StarCraft I
  • Guild Wars All Versions
  • Steam Official Release
  • Left 4 Dead Full (Steam)
  • Watchtower Library 2011
  • Counter-Strike
  • Warcraft III The Frozen Throne: 1.x
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 1.2.x
  • Bioshock 1.0
Gold Application List
Applications that work flawlessly with some special configuration :
  • Fallout 3 1.x
  • StarCraft II Retail
  • Supreme Commander SC 1.x.3xxx
  • Half-Life 2 Retail (32-bit)
  • Runes of Magic Official release
  • City of Heroes All Versions
  • Homeworld 2 1.x
  • Garena Garena Messenger (Beta)
  • Lord of the Rings Online Volume III
  • Dragon Age: Origins 1.x
  • Silver Application List
Silver Application List
Applications with minor issues that do not affect typical usage :
  • Warhammer Online Live
  • EVE Online 7.2x - Crucible
  • World of Warcraft 4.3.x
  • Team Fortress 2 Steam
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 (10.0)
  • The Sims 3 All
  • Command & Conquer 3
  • Gothic 3 1.x
  • Adobe Flash CS3 Package 
  • MediaMonkey
Apparently most of favorite applications above are games, is your favorite in the list above ?. Now you should consider to visit Wine AppDB before you decide to install (or even buy) some windows application, if you have any difficulties Wine AppDB also can be your problem solver.