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Old 01-13-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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Linux vs. Windows game performance


I'm curious, has anyone benchmarked, on the same computer, say UT2003 or Quake 3 Windows vs. Linux? If so, was there a major performance difference?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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The UT2003 was faster for me under linux, and the Internet lag times where lower. But to be honest their wasn't that much in it. Never tried it with Quake3.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:02 AM   #3
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ive done my machine... with a Radeon 9000, Americas army... under linux i got 7 fps... tried it under windows.. it got 40+.

however.. that was the only game that had that much of a performace decrease.. the rest of the games i play are equally under windows or linux.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:31 PM   #4
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ive played sof2 under linux with winex, and on a windows machine, both with identical specs, and on my linux box, everything was about 7fps faster.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:46 PM   #5
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I don't have any specific fps measurement, but EverQuest runs in linux just as well as it did in win98se. As an added bonus, it actually crashes less frequently.

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Old 01-18-2004, 08:10 AM   #6
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I have a radeon 8500. I also get the performance drop in AA.
any solutions to this?

Eh, I get nothing better than windows becaus ati-drivers are shit.

Geert.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 11:18 PM   #7
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I get just about the same performance out of UT2003 in Linux as I did in Windows, with the exception that installing some mods can be a pain. Needless to say, I no longer run this game in Windows.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:22 AM   #8
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Steam (CS and DoD)

I take a pretty major his running Counterstrike and Day of Defeat under Linux. I would appreciate anyone who has had similar problems and has found a workaounrd telling me excactly what they did. It's very playable- but it doesn't run nearly as well as it should-

Other games:
Tribes 2 (Windows build) Runs better under Linux (easily!)
Warcraft III runs the same under Linux. A few GL related graphic glitches.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 12:11 PM   #9
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RTCW runs awesome under linux. Of the games I have tried (Q3, RTCW, AA, cube, vegastrike, NWN, Jedi Outcast, UT2003, CS/Half-life, FlightGear...etc) most run just as good under Linux, some better, some worse. I think in the end, it's pretty much a wash. I keep a working Win2K install on my box, as I need it for some games that don't run under linux. Jedi Outcast ran better under linux for me by about 20 FPS, and that was using wine.

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Old 01-29-2004, 06:50 PM   #10
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All radeon cards arn't that great when using games like UT2003 on linux. Something in the drivers stops it (or doesn't allow it) from showing its potental.
I guess that raw cpu power matters if you have a ati card.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 10:17 PM   #11
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The main thing i notice as a difference between playing a game on windows and playing a game on linux is loading times. Loading times on RTCW, Quake3 and ePSXe are so much faster under linux.
Ive also tried the windows version of tux racer under wine and got higher fps than on windows.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:51 PM   #12
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why use tuxracer under wine? its linux native, which is bound to run even better.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 12:45 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by LavaDevil94
why use tuxracer under wine? its linux native, which is bound to run even better.
Just to show off that a Windows game runs under emulation than the game in the original OS ^_^. But as for me, everything runs just as good or better on Linux than it does on Windows. Warcraft 3 flies as does ePSXe. All my emulators are top notch and ET and other FPS works just about equally as well. Who says Linux isn't a gaming platform
 
Old 01-31-2004, 04:13 AM   #14
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LavaDevil exactly as GT_Onizuka said i was benchmarking wine. And i agree GT_Onizuka ePSXe does fly compared to windows version.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:38 AM   #15
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I've heard of some people saying that an emulated version of ePSXe under Wine runs better than both the native Windows version AND the native Linux version. I haven't bothered to try it out, as ePSXe works perfectly for me, so there is no need to change it.
 
  


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