Originally Posted by bigtrouble77
Have you tried Cedega lately? It's gotten really polished. With the new profile system there's no more searching endlessly in forums for the magical combination of settings to get a particular game working. It's possible to successfully use wine for many apps, but it's still a pain in the ass.
And that only proves my point actually.
I happen to have Cedega on my machine at the moment, unfortunatly the game I need to be able to run in it doesn't run in it yet, but they are working on it. It is funny, I got farther using WINE than I did using Cedega last I tried.
Cedega and Wine are essentially two different codebases now though. Whether or not it is more difficult to run games in Wine, it is certainly possible, and I even find Wine to be better in some circumstances once it is set up right.
So my point stands, it is more than possible to run games in Wine. Some people prefer this route for a couple of reasons, one you aren't paying anything for it(Though hopefully you might consider donating to them) and two it is completely open source. To many folks that still makes a difference.