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Old 01-31-2005, 02:02 PM   #16
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true...thats what Wine-X is for... its Wine with DX support... lol its simple when you think about it.....but no one ever does
 
Old 01-31-2005, 02:43 PM   #17
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It isnt that I dont want to get Cedrega, its that I cant find any option of payment for their services that doesn't involve some form of credit card. I dont have one. I want to use that program, but if I cant pay for it i cant get it.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 02:50 PM   #18
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Paypal does not require a credit card....lol.... they take paypal payments!
 
Old 01-31-2005, 04:31 PM   #19
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I signed up for Pay Pal, what option would the be on Trans Gaming when I am paying ? Gift Certificate, online debit card, or just go with normal continue that takes me to "world pay" ?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 05:36 PM   #20
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The best distro for gaming is Windows XP!
 
Old 01-31-2005, 05:57 PM   #21
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I know that, but I am tired of being part of that monapolizing scum Bill Gates. I would rather be a part of something that gives back to the technology world. Now if you can't help me, then stay off this thread.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:47 AM   #22
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I have mandrake 10.1 installed..I installed the rpm's of cedega and point 2 play...both installed with no problems. I have installed Diablo II so far..and it installed JUST like in windows...and it runs smoother than in windows, literally. I'd suggest mandrake.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 07:55 AM   #23
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Mandrake is ok...but Fedora is free and has really good support. Its also easy to get help with Fedora or to find packages for installs. I never really had much luck getting Mandrake where I wanted it because it assumes to much all the time. Fedora runs all my overhead games smoother than Windows... mainly because they aren't very demanding like Counter-Strike or CS Source are on your resources. Keep in mind though Cedega only supports DirectX 8 at the moment, so for results with my 6800 GT are lacking since its DX9.

Mandrake / Fedora / SuSe are all great distros for porting for the average joe... Gentoo is really good if you have a better understanding on how Linux works.

I'll have to go back to my house to check on those payment options for TransGaming... The transgaming.com is blocked from work because it refers to games. lol...
 
Old 02-01-2005, 09:06 AM   #24
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At the moment I am not worried about FC3 not supporting DX9, my video card is such crap in DX9 that many new games force it into DX 8.1 anyway. I do have some demanding games, and will be getting more, but im sure they will run fine. I have to wait to get Cedrega anyway, I may have paypal now, but I forgot I have no money until this Thursday anyway. Thanks alot for the help.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 09:10 AM   #25
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Your graphics card is only DX8 hardware capatible thats why it does that. Software DX9 ya, but not on the hardware side of things.

Mine is both DX9 .... so I get screwed by having a $450 card in linux. I got my BFG Geforce 6800 GT OC for $300 but still....that was my AMD64 chip

Let me know how it goes Thursday
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:56 PM   #26
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From what I've heard on the transgaming forums...fedora ..especially fedora core 3 causes allot of trouble with cedega ... (error 21 or something).
 
Old 02-01-2005, 02:53 PM   #27
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Yeah I've been using FC3 with Cedega/Point2Play ...Yes it gets an Error 21 message, but its from prelinking. Its simple and easy to fix, once fixed everything runs smoothly.

Most distros still have a legacy problem with Cedega/Point2Play ... So either way you go your still going to fix something for Cedega to work properly. But Steam - Counter-Strike runs fine out of the box without fixing any of the errors. However, games like Warcraft III and Counter-Strike Source require that you fix the Error 21 before continuing.

Not a big deal really...they have a good tutorial on how to fix it on the TransGaming forum.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 11:38 AM   #28
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Re: Which Distro to use for Gaming ?

Quote:
Originally posted by Matlok
Which version of Linux would be good if I use my PC for gaming ? I play these games the most:

Joint operations: typhoon rising
Red Faction
Soldier of Fortune 1 &2
Star Craft
Madden 2004
soon, doom 3 and Half-life 2

So is there a version of Linux that can help me ?
I don't know which Linux version is good for games, but at least I can tell you which one to avoid:

Fedora Core 3 : Too bad, you won'y even be able to install 3d hardware acceleration drivers for your video card because the ATI and Nvidia have proprietary drivers that require the kernel source but it's not even included on the FC3 DVD. Talk about open source ?

Mandrake10.1 It has ATI and Nvidia RPM drivers that install fine. The problem is that with cedega my "succes rate " is ..0 %.
Installed Collin McRae2, Richard Burns Rally, F1 Challenge, UT and Mobil Rally and none of them start.
For UT and F1C Cedega won't even install an icon in point2play.
with CMR2 at least I can see the Video intro, but only in online mode only.

Don't waste your money with Cedega and do like tmost of us do: swallow your pride and install an XP partition on your system just for running games.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 12:00 PM   #29
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I can't agree with what he says about FC3.... I have my FC3 installed with the Nvidia drivers for my Geforce 6800 GT...it works great.

HL, HL2, CS:Source, Warcraft 3 ROC & TFT, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, Call of Duty, all work good with Cedega/P2P... Unreal Tournament 2003 & 2004 have native versions which are included on discs already.. 2004 has a native version on the DVD version, not the 6 disc CD set.

However, if you over look certain things as listed in the TransGaming forums...ya nothing with work for you.

FC3 has been good to me so has SuSe...Mandrake takes the fun out of Linux for me....it does everything for you mostly....I want to learn stuff about Linux which FC3 allows me to do.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 02:11 PM   #30
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I can't agree with what he says about FC3.... I have my FC3 installed with the Nvidia drivers for my Geforce 6800 GT...it works great.

HL, HL2, CS:Source, Warcraft 3 ROC & TFT, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, Call of Duty, all work good with Cedega/P2P... Unreal Tournament 2003 & 2004 have native versions which are included on discs already.. 2004 has a native version on the DVD version, not the 6 disc CD set.

However, if you over look certain things as listed in the TransGaming forums...ya nothing with work for you.

FC3 has been good to me so has SuSe...Mandrake takes the fun out of Linux for me....it does everything for you mostly....I want to learn stuff about Linux which FC3 allows me to do.
Nothing worked for me. And imho Cedega isn't worth $ 15 because before installing it , I went carefully through the cedega 18 pages readme and the point2play 16 pages readme,
following each step of the install procedure.
cedega has a long way to go , if it was that good, they wouldn't keep a bunch of versions on their site ... in case the latest version doesn't work.
Installing a different version for every game I have ? no thanks.
 
  


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