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Old 10-15-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
hardtothit
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Game Server questions


My father seems to have it in his brain that we need a linux game server which i'm fine with. But i have some questions... i've installed linux a few time before and played around with it but i'm still very much a newbie. my main questions are what version of linux do i want and/or need? and then is there anything speical i should do? just wanted to have a general overview if anybody has the time
 
Old 10-15-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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there is nothing special you need whatsoever. not quite sure what a game server is going to be in your world... Mame?? but any standard base distro is bound to be fine. not the answer you really wanted huh? but there's nothing you've said that requires anything specific from the os.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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Re: Game Server questions

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Originally posted by hardtothit
My father seems to have it in his brain that we need a linux game server which i'm fine with. But i have some questions... i've installed linux a few time before and played around with it but i'm still very much a newbie. my main questions are what version of linux do i want and/or need? and then is there anything speical i should do? just wanted to have a general overview if anybody has the time
A 64 player Battlefield 2 server that needs a damn good uplink and hosted by an ISP? Or more of a 16/32 player LAN server? First make sure the games you want actually have Linux server software(I doubt there'd be many that don't). You could always use Windows....
 
Old 10-16-2005, 12:24 AM   #4
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heard that Gentoo is the best but its impossible to install for a noob, i tried for 2hours and gave up.

otherwise i heard the fedora 3 or 4 will do
 
Old 10-16-2005, 01:20 AM   #5
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Gentoo is not difficult to install, you just need to be able to read in one of the languages that the docs are provided in, a feat that many people manage not to be able to do.

Any linux will do for running a game server, I'd recommend not Fedora as it's a tad bloated and won't give you the low latency that you'd want from a game server. I'd say go for something lean but source-based may be a little too much for a newbie. First of all, check that the games you want to host have server versions available for linux and then if it does, just pick a random distrobution and install it
 
Old 10-16-2005, 08:47 AM   #6
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heard that Gentoo is the best but its impossible to install for a noob, i tried for 2hours and gave up.

otherwise i heard the fedora 3 or 4 will do
Once you install a distro all the rest are the same so people stop reading the installation manuals. However, Gentoo isn't like other distros. When gentooers say "read the installation manual", they really mean it. I'm not having a go at you but at the people in general who say Gentoo is impossible to install. If you read the manual it's as easy as copying and pasting. Please go back, read the manual, install it again, then tell people your opinion on it. Keep in mind this is a forum where people come for advice, they expect us to give them informed opinions. If you had difficulty installing Gentoo, that's fine. If you want to tell people that you had problems, that's fine too. Just make sure you tell them the whole story.
 
  


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