1. (I hope this sort of post is OK – I thought it was a pretty good deal and I intend to avail of it myself. I’ve no involvement with CW besides a subscription to their newsletter)

  2. No, totally fine. I’m a PC gamer, myself, but the rise of virtualization as hardware gets more powerful these days is interesting indeed.

  3. To be pedantic, CrossOver is not virtualization per se. It’s a reimplementation of the Windows API – including Direct3D – in a cross-platform form. cf. CrossOver is a commercial version of Wine with better tooling and explicit support for certain apps and games. It sometimes works surprisingly well*, often not at all, but in the aggregate it can be quite useful; I played Fallout and Planescape: Torment for the first time on Linux with Wine without any problems.

    I haven’t tried gaming with virtualization tools like vmware or parallels, but I’ve heard good things.

    (* not only does it have to be compatible, it has to be bug compatible, otherwise apps that depend on those bugs – particularly games – won’t work)

  4. I wish I had seen this ten days ago. $24 still isn’t a bad price, but still. Now if only Locomotion didn’t have awful DRM on it.

  5. You can use EmulateMe and get a 15% discount, just use EmulateMe in their store as your dealcode. This dealcode is good until 06/30/2012. CxForLess is good for 10% off and is good until 06/30/2012

    These dealcodes were found on http://www.wine-reviews.net

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