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Old 08-26-2003, 04:39 AM   #16
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one more question what of my MP3's will I be able to access them via Linux?
 
Old 08-26-2003, 05:26 AM   #17
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You can mount your FAT32 drive and access them in linux. There are tons of posts on the newbie section about doing that so I won't repeat previous advice.
All you need now is a suitable MP3 player, using Red Hat I don't know about Mandrake's included apps but I'm sure one of the other Mandrake using members could answer that for you.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 04:17 AM   #18
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That's good! Wouldn't like to loose 500 mp3s! And what about games will I be able to get Half life 2 and Doom3 for linux?

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Old 08-29-2003, 04:25 AM   #19
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Not straight off the shelf, but I'm sure once there released someone will try to port them to linux.
There is some great linux games out there already, you can find some sites in the links section of this one!

There is also wine, the windows emulation thingy. May not work for all games but I've seen a site that lists Win games that run in wine, GTA3 and Vice City among them!

All the games I have found so far for linux have had one thing in common, great gameplay and addictiveness. To me these are more important than flashy DirectX graphics. Don't get me wrong, I still can't stand console based text games, except on a Spectrum emulator but thats totally different.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 04:31 AM   #20
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Don't get me wrong either! I don't think that graphics make a game! No way! I still enjoy playing old games. Could you post some links for linux based games, because I want to check them out.

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Old 08-29-2003, 05:31 AM   #21
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Best place to start looking, apart from googling "linux games" is http://www.linuxgames.com. Wade through all the news and you can find some right little gems, or great links to other sites.

Some other things to check out are www.sourceforge.net, search for linux games and try googling for "wine games" possibly with "compatability" as an extra term. If I find the site I told you about for wine I'll post the URL.

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Old 08-29-2003, 05:48 AM   #22
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http://appdb.codeweavers.com/
A large database of windows apps and games that work in wine, how to sort any errors and why am I telling you this coz if u wanted to play Win games you'd boot to windows and not linux!

If you find any really good linux games, let me know straight away. I love a new challange!
 
Old 08-29-2003, 06:26 AM   #23
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Wow, looks like Linux gaming is in a good state! Can't wait, tomorrow I am buying Mandrake!
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:15 AM   #24
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Good luck MvD, hope everything goes smoothly for you. Remember to search this forum for any install or setup problems. All the answers are out there!
 
Old 08-29-2003, 08:41 AM   #25
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Thanx a lot Andy, hopefuly I will have no reason to search the forums!
 
  


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