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Is it possible to play VNs on linux?

I have katawa shoujo in my external hard drive from when I used to have windows, but it's a .exe. So yeah, how do I play it on linux?

Same for touhou but it's in .cfg.
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>>101445516

There are native versionf of Katawa Shoujo for Linux, so just go download that and you're good to go.

As for other Windows-only VN (most of the Japanese ones), you'll have to put in more efforts to make them work.
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>>101445556
You can't just WINE 'em?
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a windows virtual machine should work fine, or a linux version that can actually read .exe's but theres gonna be compatibility issues most likely. also not the board for this question
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>>101445516
Stop using linux.
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>>101445574

Depends on the game.

Some game works fine with WINE, other less so.

Another method are using a Windows virtual machine to play them, like this anon suggested: >>101445585

You just have to try and find out which method works for which game.
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>>101445656
Most of the main line Touhou games have worked fine for me on WINE/WineSkin on OS X. The fighting games haven't worked well though.

As to VNs, they should be pretty straightforward to WINE. Just get the right WineTricks setup going and you should be fine.
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>>101445719
>Most of the main line Touhou games have worked fine for me on WINE/WineSkin on OS X.

That's good to hear. WINE has been getting pretty robust lately.

And yeah, those should works fine on Linux too.
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>>101445635
>2004+10
>not being part of the Ubuntu master race
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Thanks for the help, anons. I was being stupid because I'm gnu to linux and wine hasn't worked for me before on some programs.

I'd like to thank you by deleting the thread, but 4chan won't let me.
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>Isoroku
You better not h my waifu, you nigger. I'll fuckin punt ur cunt if you do.
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>>101446034
H-h-he won't be a-a-able to h any w-waifu e-e-e-ever again.
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>>101445833
>Ubuntu
>master race
Install Gentoo faggot and then maybe you can call your self master race.
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>>>/vg/59325358
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>>101445516
Some of the VN are hard enough to install on Windows, I wouldn't recommend Linux if you play them often. Most Japanese use mac, and they don't consider foreigners at all. When I was in Japan I wanted to buy a VN and the clerk told me that it only ran on Japanese computers.
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>>101446384
>package management handled for you

gentoo is babbys first linux. slackware or lfs are the only acceptable options
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I want to see CG of Gigai raping Rance
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>>101448967
>only ran on Japanese computers
All that means it's just that you need to set your windows to jap locale. Not rocket science dude. Applocale exists too bro. Some might require a step further and set to tokyo timezone too for your clock but again how fucking hard is that?
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>>101449930

It gets even easier when a trip made this picture for people.
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>>101445844
>wine hasn't worked for me before on some programs.
I know that feel so hard. I kinda hate Wine and avoid it at all costs for this reason. Luckily watching anime fills the hole in my heart left by not being able to play some of my favorite games. I don't know if I'll ever truly beat the depression stemming from Terraria never being ported to GNU/Linux. The creator said he's going to focus on Terraria 2 once he learns C++....
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>>101449960
Or you could just use AppLocale.
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>2014
>not using FreeBSD
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>>101451093
AppLocale won't work on some.
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>>101451011
There was a way to get Terraria to work on Linux natively with the help of monogame. It worked really well for a while, but I haven't been able to get it to work since. It possibly has something to do with shitty ATI drivers as per usual.

As for VNs, I remember getting Umeneko to work in a similar fashion by using a conversion program (which should work on Higurashi too) that enabled it to work perfectly.
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>>101451093
The only guaranteed way to run everything is to have your system settings set to japanese on windows. AppLocale and other methods don't work for every game.
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>>101445833
>>101446384
>>101449766
You are all faggots, Linux sucks. It's a primitive OS that still relies on Terminal when the whole world moved to GUI like 20 years ago.
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>>101451347
>There was a way to get Terraria to work on Linux natively with the help of monogame.
Indeed, but-
>It worked really well for a while
Didn't last time I checked, which is why I don't bother with it. It's really too bad Starbound is inferior to Terraria in every way. I had huge hopes for something similar to Terraria that'd have native GNU/Linux support, I followed the news for two years even. I played the game on release day and it just wasn't that good gave it 20 hours or so, huge disappointment. I'm worried Terraria 2 will be the same way. I wish ReDigit would just port his existing work over once he learns C++, but it sounds like he has no plans to touch Terraria once he learns C++.
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>>101451446
Linux is a kernel, not an operating system.

Any given GNU/Linux distribution can do whatever they want with the userland/package management/GUI.
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>>101451551
Even so, it is not a user friendly OS, even with GUI.
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>>101451642
Again, Linux is not an OS.

And there are plenty of very user friendly distributions. It's not 1995 anymore.
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>>101451642
"User friendly" is a subjective term.

A Linux distribution is perfectly usable with a user interface. Pretty much every OS now is usable by almost anyone.
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get virtualbox moron
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Windows > *

Name one other OS that can run most amount of software on the planet in its native environment? You can't.
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I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
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>>101451861
You forgot to mention that it's an open source kernel developed by Linus Trovalds which can be compiled by the end user in any flavor they like, but it is not a fully functioning OS like Windows or Mac.
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Somehow I just knew this would descend into /g/-level trolling. Oh well.
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>>101451861
I always calls it GNU/Linux but I'm not enough of an autistic faggot to try to correct people
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>>101451861
This is copypasta right? I hope it is , christ

anyway i learned something new today, thanks i guess.
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>>101451748
Can't get 3D acceleration working on my VirtualBox. I think I will just dual boot. It's not worth the time to make VNs work on GNU/Linux.
>>101451861
Stallman go to sleep.
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>>101445516
So which Sengoku Rance is this?
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>>101451861
I'll always call it Linux, it's a much better name.
As long as credit's given where it's due, who cares about the name.
If anything blame GNU for not thinking up a catchy name.
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>>101452310
look at this man and laugh.tar



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