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macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 25, 2007
Northern Ireland
I'm very interested in playing some Windows only Steam games via Wine and was wondering if anyone else here has tried this and how well it works?

I want to play King of the Fighters and some of the Street Fighter games, which seem to be only on Windows. I see you can get a Samurai Showdown game on Humblebundle, but I'll have to look into this later.

Any advice is appreciated!


macrumors newbie
May 21, 2017
United Kingdom
I've used Crossover which is the commercial front end application using wine with a lot of success. Your best bet is to look through the WineDB and see if your game is compatible.
I set this up once to play Half-Life 2 : Lost Coast and it worked well. There were occasional lags in the frame refresh, but the result was artefact-free and stable. Haven't done it since mind, even though I accidentally bought a game on a Steam sale last year that is Windows-only.
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