Great Demos

Impressive apps that work really, really well, and that anyone can try for free, are a great tool for demonstrating Wine to skeptical audiences. (And potentially good for automated regression testing.)

The AppDB should be able to provide a list of such apps - go to Browse Apps, filter on Platinum, check Downloadable, and click Search.

But most of what that search finds are low production quality apps which, even if they work well, aren't very impressive. We may add fields to the AppDB soon to allow filtering on reputation somehow (e.g. on presence of a Wikipedia entry), but until then, here's a hand-built list.

The criteria for putting apps on this list are:

  • Appdb *platinum* rating (i.e. runs great, requires no tweaks, hacks, mods, patches, or recipes. At most winetricks mfc42, but not winetricks directx.)
  • Impressive (i.e. has Wikipedia or other review)
  • Freely downloadable (demo or full)

The list is divided up into rough categories.

Games

Name

Year 

Review(s)

Notes

3D Driving School 5.1  

2008

Amazon, Chip.de mirror  

Use download link in chip.de review. Made with 3dgamestudio.

World of Goo

2008

Wikipedia, Amazon

Native Linux version available. Resolution not restored on exit.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare  

2007

Wikipedia, Amazon 

?

Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 

2007

Wikipedia, Amazon 

?

Age of Empires III 

2005

Wikipedia, Amazon

Needs msxml4 native

Wizardry 8 Demo  

2001

Wikipedia, sandbox.cz mirror   

Original site no longer exists (and only rated gold?)

Heroes of Might and Magic III

1999

Wikipedia, Amazon

For comparison, Loki has a Linux version

Flash Games

Name

Year 

Review(s)

Worst Bug

Plants Vs. Zombies 

2009

Wikipedia, IGN, Amazon 

trouble on wide screens?

Multimedia / Audio tools

Name

Year 

Review(s)

Worst Bug

Exact Audio Copy 

2009

Wikipedia 

?

http://pouet.net/topic.php?which=7400 is a list of demoscene demos with a short review of how well each runs under Wine. Many are flawless.


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GreatDemos (last edited 2012-07-24 19:51:25 by KyleAuble)