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Is there any way to install either Shift 1 or Shift 2 on Ubuntu?

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additionally you should also give speed dreams a try. – Alaukik Apr 3 '11 at 4:49

You will probably be able to run the application using Wine Install wine. Wine is a compatibility layer for Windows executables, allowing a number of Windows applications to run on Linux / Ubuntu.

According to the Wine AppDB entry for NFS Shift 1, the application does have fairly good support and (assuming the patch is installed) should play with little or no problems.

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I'm not sure if those two are supported by PlayOnLinux Install PlayOnLinux as yet, but that should be your best bet. Installation is automated.

Edit: as George said, Wine (what powers PlayOnLinux) should be able to run it. You will just need to know what you are doing if you encounter problems installing ;).

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Speed Dreams is a nice linux option for racing. The easiest install method that works for me is located here:

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