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If a game if programmed for windows with direct X. Then would the game run on linux ( exactly the same PC ) with a Direct X emulators.... ( or translator...what so ever. ) Will it run?? Or will it now run because the game is windows base?? This lead to the real questions..... will games designed for .net run on any OS then?? Since there are no such thing as direct x.net ....

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wine is windows emulator for linux, so i guess this would work. but i dont think that .NET code will run without some microsoft net framework..

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It doesnt matter what operating system you program for, aslong as you dont make any system spicific calls it should work from any other operating system. Now a big problem is that many compilers will write system spicific code into the programs (eg Visual basic make system spicific calls, and also calls to vb...05.dll which is why vb programs will not port, though macs do support vb ) C/C++ is know for its portablity but that is only true if you only use stuff supported by the standard library (eg iostreams, cout, fstreams...) Though emulators can try to run code ment for another system, not always will it be able to, linux doesnt support the same type of graphics code as windows. In other (shorter) words, only if very lucky can you port code unless spcificly designd to be system independant. Jag_007

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