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Old 03-29-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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Best Distro for Gaming


Wich Distro you guys recomend me using for gaming and performance. I was recently using Kurumin but it didn't recognized 3D Aceleration so it was pretty useless for gaming. And aparently ATi proprietary drivers do not suport my card, a 7000 Mobility IGP. I used Ubuntu already and am planing on installing it again and also heard good things about the Arch Linux. So, what you guys recomend ?

Prety much a good distro for gaming, easy-to-use(newbie-friendly) and that has a good performance on a low-end Laptop*

Thankz.

* Toshiba Satellite A65-S126
Celeron 2.8GHz
256 Ram
7000 Mobility IGP 64 VRAM
 
Old 03-30-2007, 12:43 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Flea
Wich Distro you guys recomend me using for gaming and performance. I was recently using Kurumin but it didn't recognized 3D Aceleration so it was pretty useless for gaming. And aparently ATi proprietary drivers do not suport my card, a 7000 Mobility IGP. I used Ubuntu already and am planing on installing it again and also heard good things about the Arch Linux. So, what you guys recomend ?

Prety much a good distro for gaming, easy-to-use(newbie-friendly) and that has a good performance on a low-end Laptop*

Thankz.

* Toshiba Satellite A65-S126
Celeron 2.8GHz
256 Ram
7000 Mobility IGP 64 VRAM
Gaming is one of the shortfalls of Linux. You'll probably better off sticking with XP.

IGF
 
Old 03-30-2007, 12:47 AM   #3
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More important than which distro you use is how is it configured... But as newbie-easy-to-use-and-configure I'd recommend you mandriva 2007 PowerPack, it comes with commercial drivers (for nvidia and ati video cards)and cedega included and working out of the box. just ready for DirectX and OpenGL gaming..
Still you can download install and get to work by yourself those drivers and cedega in almost any distro... but id you ask for 'easy', Mandriva PowerPack is the way to go for you.
That is my recommendation.
 
Old 03-30-2007, 12:51 AM   #4
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Gaming is one of the shortfalls of Linux. You'll probably better off sticking with XP.

IGF

IndyGunFreak, it highly depends on what are you intended to play and, in case you want to play DirectX games, also on if you have or not Cedega...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedega
http://www.transgaming.com/

I don't want to say that you can play it ALL in linux but MOST you can. if it's OpenGL it will be probably easer, if DirectX, go tuning Cedega...

Last edited by bdox; 03-30-2007 at 12:55 AM.
 
Old 03-30-2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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ID almost always releases Linux binaries for their games so if you're playing something from them don't hassle with cedega/wine.
http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/

I've heard that Quake: Enemy Territory will be given a port as well!
 
Old 03-30-2007, 11:19 AM   #6
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Too bad Blizzard dont =/ I really wanted to play DotA(Warcraft 3) here without having to use Cedega or Wine.
 
  


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