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Hi all, I am thinking about trying out Linux but what is the games support like and are there many available on it?
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as far as i know, its VERY limited. there are windows program emulators but they have limited 3d support
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Don't go Linux if you're a gamer. If you want to run a server, then it's great. Otherwise stay with Windows.
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Yeah I am quite a big gamer, like about 5-10hrs a day so, I heard you can play older games like WOW(not that I do) is this true?
 
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post #5 of 12
Possibly, but here's the thing:
you can use WineX or some other emulator to run Direct3d based games, but at a massive performance loss (if it runs at all)
OpenGL games run somewhat well......but......
sound quality is diminished, as well as video playback quality. I have never even bothered to try running games in Linux myself, but I have read about it.
I work with Linux everyday at work, and we use it for networking. It's best for server applications, due to it's security with permissions and such.
If you want a gaming/HTPC setup, then WIndows is best for you.
If you want to run a server (or be a MS hater that thinks they're l33t for running Linux) then run a Linux distro.
I'll be dual booting RedHat just for brushing up my Linux skills for work. I will primarily run Azureus with it, but no gaming. I may run Prey just to see how it runs, but not for long.
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Quake 4, Neverwinter Nights and Warcraft 3 run pretty well I hear
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I play CSS, and FEAR, and Warcraft 3 on Slackware, in BSD i can play FEAR.

i use winE and it works well although FPS is lower

for optimal gaming run a dual boot.

for me dual boot is a hassle i need prefect fast performance and only a little gaming on the side so i am fine with those three games.

and no you are wrong, UNIX is BY FAR better than linux for servers....EVEN WINDOWS SERVER > Linux

for servers, its

UNIX/SERVER2k3/Linux
    
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Quake 3 and 4 Doom 3 run in linux
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UT 2K4 and soon UT 3 AKA UT 2K7
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I didn't say that Linux was best for servers....I said it's better than XP
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