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Ubuntu on Tegra 2 Devices

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By cypher49, Junior Member on 12th June 2011, 09:34 PM
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Hi,
I came across a video of running ubuntu on the tegra 2 powered AC100 a while back and today I was just thinking if it would be possible to run pc games such as mass effect 2 on the AC100 / other tegra 2 devices using the wine or crossover games applications.

I just had the idea today where you can use something like a lg g2x (or future tegra 3 devices) as a complete all in one device where you dual boot android and ubuntu and maybe even play pc games.

I know it's super crazy but I was wondering about it and got curious enough to ask a question on here. So apologies if it's dumb question.
 
 
12th June 2011, 11:58 PM |#2  
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The only possibility would be if Windows 8 will work on ARM and game publishers would then release games compiled for that. Then an ARM version of wine could be capable of running those. But right now all released Windows binaries are x86 or x86-64, it's impossible to run those on an ARM processor, except in an emulator. Which wine is not.
14th June 2011, 06:50 PM |#3  
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What about the following youtube users?

youtube.com/user/paranpi7#p/u

youtube.com/user/DamionYates2

They seem to be running windows (x86) programs on ARM devices (n900 runs on an old OMAP and AC100 on tegra 2)
15th June 2011, 10:57 PM |#4  
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The second video mentions qemu, which is an emulator. The first video mentions winegcc and compiling source. So it's not an x86 binary, but Windows code compiled into an ARM binary. It seems winegcc makes this possible. But that won't help you for apps where you don't have the source code.
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