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Old 02-04-2005, 03:14 PM   #31
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Ok just because a company has mulitple versions on thier site doesn't mean its not a good program... ALSA for example has tons and tons of older versions...so ALSA isn't worth having either I guess. Thats I'm gathering from your post.

Sure TransGaming has a ways to go...but for now its the only out if you don't want to run Windows but still want Windows based games in Linux.

If you think about it though, Windows games are never going to run 100% on Linux and till people start making native versions, what other choice do you have?

I for one want to do away with Windows and rely on a free OS.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 09:35 PM   #32
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Ok just because a company has mulitple versions on thier site doesn't mean its not a good program... ALSA for example has tons and tons of older versions...so ALSA isn't worth having either I guess. Thats I'm gathering from your post.

Sure TransGaming has a ways to go...but for now its the only out if you don't want to run Windows but still want Windows based games in Linux.

If you think about it though, Windows games are never going to run 100% on Linux and till people start making native versions, what other choice do you have?

I for one want to do away with Windows and rely on a free OS.
I finally did it:
1) Reformated my Hard disk and make a clean Mandrake 10.1 install setting default video mode at 16 bits/pixel
2) Installed the point2play RPM
3) Installed Cedega using point2play
4) changed my cdrom device and cdrom moint point permissions
5) Installed Collin McRae2 using point2play
6) Start point2play using default setting, except that I select win200 instead of win98

At least my success rate jumped from 0 to 20%, not bad
But I'm not ready to erase my windows partition.

At least now I can reply to the original post with: Yes, I use Mandrake for gaming.
Maybe a more accurate answer would be: Cedega runs on Mandrake with
some games and transgaming give priorities to FPS games. If you are into racing games, the rate of succes might be low.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 01:25 AM   #33
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There is no Linux versions. There is Linux kernels. I did not have any problems with wine when using Mandrake 9 and Slackware 10. The speed of Linux is how you compiled the kernel. Did you use any optimization commands like -O2 or -O3.

By now Wine does have DirectX, but it is an obsolete version. I suggest selecting OpenGL for games if they support it because it will use 3D accelleration instead of converting DirectX commands into OpenGL.

Windows games can run 100% under Linux if you use VMware. Though the problem with VMware is the sound is skippy, but there are ways to get around this by using USB or Firewire audio devices.

I have played StarCraft with VMware using an AMD Athlon 700 MHz with 512 MB of RAM. Though I have not tried other games like FPS because I hate them.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 08:07 AM   #34
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Wine is highly outdated for games. Thats why "Cedega" (formerly known as WineX) is the new way to go. It works good on most RPG and FPS games.

Hopefully Cedega will get DirectX 9c support soon. Currently it only supports DX8.

As far as video goes...your frames will be really slow when using default drivers. I highly recommend using the new Nvidia or ATi drivers so you can have OpenGL performance. You'll start seeing things run a great deal faster.
 
  


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