I'm using Ubuntu for making games, browsing net and anything I could ever do and I really like it. However, there is a little problem. My favourite game series Resident Evil doesn't run well via Wine. They have several major issues(mostly shader bugs) that can make the game unplayable. The biggest issue is one of the ambient shaders/post-process filters being completely black(leaving only overlay post-process effects like flares on).
In this video you can see the issue. At this specific case the broken shader is just covering the unlit parts(and is supposed to produce ambient effects and global illumination). However, in some other parts it makes game unplayable because I only see flares. The same bug is in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 4 and any else Resident Evil game that is even possible to run on Linux Wine.
So I thought - I need Windows. But I don't want to say goodbye to Linux Ubuntu. I know 2 methods - dual boot and virtual machines. I've heard that virtual machines are slow and inefficient. However, I don't know how to set up dual-boot, how safe is it and how much will it affect the overall computer performance.
Question 1: Is it possible to run games smoothly via Xen or any other virtual machine? How? How safe is it?
If question 1 answer is - no or very difficult than:
Question 2: How do I install Windows in dual boot as my second OS with those specific rules - Windows can use only certain space of disk(e.g. 128 GB out of the 1 TB disk I've got), Windows can never-ever access files which belongs to Linux. On boot it offers me to choose OS but if I don't choose which one to boot for several seconds(which I can define myself) than Linux boots automaticly.
Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad Y700
CPU: Intel i5-6300HQ
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
RAM: 4 GB DDR4
HDD: 1 TB
I hope that this isn't too broad question. Hopefully the great Ubuntu community will be able to help me.
Greetings, Adriasn Netlis