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cool thing about linux...

most the games i spend hours and hours and hours online playing are native

id software games such as the wolfenstein franchise, the doom frachise, and the quake franchise, have always had native support in linux plus unreal tournament games as well, just not ut3 i dont think...

in the end, you can get just about anything running in linux, but you may have some bugs and it might be a nightmare and unplayable and blah blah blah.... if you game really hard core and play a lot of new releases and stuff, stick to windows, but if you are cool spending a few hours tweaking stuff to make a game that might be a couple years old run good then youll be fine in linux most likely if you are aiming to play very popular games on a very popular distro such as ubuntu, then most likely it wont be much trouble finding guides on how to make them run with a quick google search

gaming really is the only downfall of linux... if linux got the gaming support from all devs like its had from id software over the years, it would smash windows like nothing with absolutely no competition
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post #12 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by EntTheGod View Post
cool thing about linux...

most the games i spend hours and hours and hours online playing are native

id software games such as the wolfenstein franchise, the doom frachise, and the quake franchise, have always had native support in linux plus unreal tournament games as well, just not ut3 i dont think...

in the end, you can get just about anything running in linux, but you may have some bugs and it might be a nightmare and unplayable and blah blah blah.... if you game really hard core and play a lot of new releases and stuff, stick to windows, but if you are cool spending a few hours tweaking stuff to make a game that might be a couple years old run good then youll be fine in linux most likely if you are aiming to play very popular games on a very popular distro such as ubuntu, then most likely it wont be much trouble finding guides on how to make them run with a quick google search

gaming really is the only downfall of linux... if linux got the gaming support from all devs like its had from id software over the years, it would smash windows like nothing with absolutely no competition
still a few more hurdles than lack of "gaming" before a linux distro is ready for the desktop for the masses.
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post #13 of 43
To do that it will need DirectX or have opengl get a lot better.
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post #14 of 43
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To do that it will need DirectX or have opengl get a lot better.
OpenGL in terms of graphics and performance is equal to DirectX, though I'm sure your not entirely sure what DirectX is. It's an api suite, it has D3D and audio, it's a nice little package for some of the basic things programs will need to interface. OpenGL is an api strictly for video, mainly accelerated video (2D or 3D).

So what you should say is that linux needs to either get DirectX or a package similar to DirectX allowing companies to freely code for the system without having to worry about updating their code every time the system updates.
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post #15 of 43
I know one of my favorites runs on Linux, X3 Terran Conflict and Reuinon.

You can get some games to work in WINE though I haven't tried on my main rig.
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post #16 of 43
If you're really interested in gaming, you'll probably be disappointed, but it isn't to say that you can't game. I would say try it out. You can always switch, since linux is the free choice.

As far as multimedia, you'll have no problem.
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Have you ever used a PS2 emualtor on a PC?

Well it's kinda like that a lot of tweeking and you aren't assured that it will even work then.
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post #18 of 43
for what linux/wine is able to do, its amazing. to run an integrated enviroment kinda (windows), inside of linux enough to be able to run programs ,and especially execute directx/opengl and what not (games), its pretty amazing.

definetly check out wine, the beta, tricks, and google each game. many times wine hq may saysilver or bronze for whatever reason, but theirs workarounds to get it working flawlessly.

ie. once you installed fonts, css/tf2 ran perfect
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post #19 of 43
It really depends, once you install ms fonts TF2 and Steam (Not sure about the rest of the source games) work straight out of the box with no tweaking, Minecraft has a native version, The Sims 3 with expansions works great for me and Sins of a Solar Empire took some tweaking (Documented on the appdb page though), as did Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3, but other than that all those games work flawlessly.
    
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post #20 of 43
Greetz
Keep believing that gaming on Linux bloze goatz and whatever you do...
whatever you do
Do NOT
under any circumstances
even try
Minecraft
......
since the one thing it doesn't have
is
12 step rehab centers
for wasted MInecraft addicts!
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