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Well let this be a testimonial to those of you who are considering using Linux. I am getting around 50-150 FPS in CS:S (on high/low), and almost 300 FPS in TF2 (high). My cards aren't even in SLI mode.

I have tried Wine in the past and it was terrible, I had to add casey's config and etc to get the game playable, however now I can full screen both of those games and they will run near windows XP ability.

EDIT: Proof (TF2 screenshots come out bad for some reason, so this is the only one of out of the 3 that didn't cut the FPS out, the other one was 150)

CS:S 20/40 slots - Holiday Maps


TF2 30/34 (I think) slots - CTF_2Fort

Edited by Limes - 12/24/08 at 10:56am
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hm, crossover it is?
i have had fedora 10 installed since launch, havent booted to it since about a week after install
is crossover free?
and, is there any way to enable SLI at all in linux? like with this GX2? i was using the fedora10 with my 9600GT

if i could use source engine games well in linux, i will almost completely ditch windows
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Nice. I got Crossover for free in the "lame duck challenge" thing. Haven't tried it in Linux yet, though.
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That's odd, the TF2 source engine is typically more demanding than the HL2/CSS source engine.
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SLI has been supported under Linux for three years now.
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It is supported, but I personally don't have SLI enabled for my Windows nor my Linux, so I couldn't provide accurate benchmarks, but those are the FPS I get.

The CS:S one is really amazing because I only got 8 less FPS than windows when I did the video stress test.

Also the Source 2007 engine handles multicore better.

Also I was playing on a 44 slot pub when I did the CS:S test and playing 4 slot surf on the TF2. I am almost positive it would perform better.

EDIT: Screenies added in first post.
Edited by Limes - 12/24/08 at 10:57am
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
Nice. I got Crossover for free in the "lame duck challenge" thing. Haven't tried it in Linux yet, though.
Is that free to distribute? That version?
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Is that free to distribute? That version?
No, we had to give them our email, and they emailed us a key. Download was free, though.

You know, now that I think about it, my friend is the one who told me about it... He uses it (on OSX) and I don't, and he says that nowhere has it asked him to input his key since he installed it. I'm sure it would be fine if I gave you my Crossover program without the key. If it doesn't ask for the key, then there's technically nothing to worry about? PM me your email if you want it.
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No, we had to give them our email, and they emailed us a key. Download was free, though.

You know, now that I think about it, my friend is the one who told me about it... He uses it (on OSX) and I don't, and he says that nowhere has it asked him to input his key since he installed it. I'm sure it would be fine if I gave you my Crossover program without the key. If it doesn't ask for the key, then there's technically nothing to worry about? PM me your email if you want it.
Same with mine, I dunno if its a trial or its meant to be that way.
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