Newbie: How to install games! (Old Sub: No Subject)

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jul 29 18:21:35 UTC 2010

On 07/28/2010 08:49 PM, Bryan Cassidy wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-07-28 at 17:00 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On Wed, 2010-07-28 at 15:08 +0000, R LANE wrote:
>> > hi am new to ubunta and are having problems installing games , can
>> > anyone help thanks ray
>> Since you're new, I'll cut you some slack. But, it's handy to include
>> what you are trying to install, what version of Ubuntu you're running,
>> your hardware and what problems (specific) you encounter. Any of us can
>> help. We just have to know how to go about helping with what you got. 
>> Hint, if you can install a game via synaptic, or any other package
>> manager, it should just work. If it's some MicroSoft game off of a CD,
>> then that is a whole 'nother story and far far more complex. So, narrow
>> the problem down for us. I promise you that you won't be picked
>> on, ...much. :) Ric
> I agree with others in that you need to provide more information on your
> setup and what it is exactly you are trying to install. Different
> remedies for different problems... be specific, please! 
> Have a good day.

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