Latelly I got the felling that we are now the WineHQ site, where people can ask "will X game run in Ubuntu?". I would love make them check the WineHQ, or ask the makers if they have a Linux version and then ask here if they have a specific problem, instead of:

  • asking if it will run
  • we say yes
  • they try to play
  • find a problem
  • ask another question, being all bitter because we told him he could play
  • we tell him how to solve the problem.

I try to make those 6 steps into just 1. Any in favor? Who is in disagreement?

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    Do we not already have a generic QA for Windows applications?
    – Oli Mod
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 22:21
  • @oli I tried to find one, with several views/linked questions for "games" (seems that if the canonical question don't include that word, nobody flags them as duplicated), and found none.
    – Braiam
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 22:24

1 Answer 1


It might not contain the word "games" but it applies (and already exists):

I don't think we need to denormalise "Windows software" to every type of application. Especially when we'd be using exactly the same answer.

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    Yeah, this would be way easier.
    – Seth
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 22:40
  • Flagging away!!
    – Braiam
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 22:57

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