Say no to WINE... if you have the Xemu emulator

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Last updated: 2023/09/12

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  1. Say no to WINE... if you have the Xemu emulator
    1. Xbox (Original)
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WINE is a recursive acronym for "WINE Is Not an Emulator." WINE is used by many to play Windows games and a few to run Windows software on UNIX-like systems such as GNU/Linux or macOS. HOWEVER, installing WINE does increase the risk of getting a computer virus and currently, or at least as of the time of this writing, WINE, for whatever reason, does not have a network-access "off-switch"; this means that if you somehow manage to run something that regularly collects telemetry data, which is what most Windows and Apple users find as normal these days, as a GNU/Linux user, you would then also potentially have that issue to contend with, which is definately still not normal nor ever should be.

BUT, if all you care about is gaming, Microsoft fortunately made a game console called the Xbox, to which many titles were released for both Windows AND the Xbox between the years 2000 and 2006 with a few made beyond that. This means that you can use an Xbox emulator instead of WINE to play games in a lot of cases, the best of which so far for GNU/Linux is 'Xemu'. You can grab a copy of 'Xemu' at

So without further ado, here is a list of games that were both available for Windows AND the original Xbox...

Xbox (Original)

But understand something, the 'Xemu' is not perfect and there are games that will give you issues, especially those running 'Xemu' on older hardware and if the game uses a lot of light bloom.