Here is an interesting read by Gaming On Linux staff: Why We Want Native Ports Only Of course we already know most of the information he is describing. We want native ports for all new games, but what about the old games? Moby Games lists almost 18,000 games for Windows alone. Amazon shows almost 52,000 games for PC (DOS, Amiga, Commodore, Windows, etc) We will never see the majority of those games ported to Linux. Wine is our only solution. Here is another article about Sales Figures for companies that develop Windows only games and are interested in using Wine to wrap their game for Linux: Sales Figures To Generate Profits With Linux Port This encourages developers to use a wrapper instead of native port because of cost and support.