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Forget it - I tried anything in between binaries,rpm's,deb's and cvs in versions 2.x and 3.x.Won't let me access the CD after the game is installed.I installed windows 2000 on my box - just to check if the CD is screwed up of course ;-)
Besides of that:foi para Itumbiara no final do semana por causa do tarbalho - noa e o melhor lugar do Brasil para uma tempo boa.
Distribution: Slackware/win xp soon to be LFS/win xp
UT2K3 is all I have to be able to play on linux to be happy. *hugs who ever thought of adding a linux installer to ut2k3*
The only problem is my graphics card it really bad (intel extreme) and teh drivers for linux or the worst I have ever seen. So the only way to play a game is to boot windows *shudders* because it has ok drivers for this thing they call a graphics card.
Personally I'm very happy with Linux Gaming...sure not ALL my favorites are there YET (Morrowind anyone?) but I've got plenty to play:
Quake 3 - totally awesome, runs better (on my pc) than the windows version I had.
NeverWinter Nights - finally got the thing to work, and now it works beautifully (In windows I could not get acceptable performance in 1024X768, only in 800X600...in linux, nice and smooth at 1024X768)
Myth2 Soulblighter - to be honest I only bought that one because it was a linux only version in a bargain bin...I basically bought it because of Tux Its not bad, but not my fave.
Nethack - awesome and addictive
FooBilliard - a very nice looking pool game
FrozenBubble - great looking fun little game
LBreakout - awesome breakout clone
PySol - awesome solitaire game(s)
Running with WineX2.2 rpm:
Baldur's Gate - on my laptop, this runs great..fun to play, I love this game.
Diablo 2 - again, fun to play, runs fine..not QUITE as well as in windows but hardly noticeable once you get into it.
Starcraft - runs damn good.
Running with Wine (latest tgz):
Hoyle's Card games - what can I say? I really like the Euchre game
In my opinion, linux gaming is alive and well, and while we are missing a lot of newer titles, more and more new titles come out with linux versions on the CDs like UT2K3 (which I'm getting as soon as I have cash)....as long as we keep pushing, we'll get more and more.
Any linux distro can potentially do what any other linux distro can do...so there is no better or worse...just different.
That being said, the important thing is to be comfortable with your distribution for your everyday use.
Personally I LOVE mandrake...I can't use it enough...I have it on all my PCs, my SO uses it and is slowly kicking the M$ habit, its lovely (for the record, I also have installs of RedHat on my gateway, Debian, and I've tried slackware and Gentoo...so I've done some shopping around)...in my opinion mandrake has the best tools around when you're learning and has the best stuff when you're a power user and if there's anything missing you can always install it later and URPMI rocks!
That said, nothing I've done to play games required anything that was exclusive to Mandrake, I'm sure those games would have worked in Slack, Debian or whatever....
A further note: I bought the WineX2.2 rpm (got a 3 month subscription)...I didn't use the CVS version...if you buy a subscription from transgaming (which is TOTALLY worth it) you'll get a newer version of WineX which is supposed to work with even MORE games
I think linux gaming is already in a very good state
I personally am able to play with no noticeable slowdown
I haven't played but are supposed to be supported:
Haven't played but are supposed to be supported:
unreal, quake 3, tribes 2, Knights of the old republic savage etc...
So it seems that linux has a pretty good library of popular games that can be played. It supports all the games that I want with perhaps the exception of the final fantasy series.
Oh man, that's a very hard question. I have to say Slackware 9.0. I can compile everything on it without a problem. Redhat would be tied with Slackware, apt-get is very smart and helps a lot. Mandrake is very good too and comes with a better package of softwares, such as mplayer. I prefer Mandrakes tools ratter then Redhat's for adm and installation (if I cannot use apt-get/synaptic with Redhat, let's say, with a slow modem or no internet at all) Grey Cat is a very small distro, about 7 floppies and does the job very well in my 386 processor with 8 mega of RAM.
All distros are good I think . With Slackware, you learn much more about Linux then RedHat or Mandrake, because they have their own set of tools and wizards ... It's really hard pick up which of them I like most
Gentoo has a package
emerge gaming-sources (kernel with all the neat patches for speed ups)
Configure kernel and reboot, configure X with nVidia or Radeon drivers, then
Configure wine with the toolkit.
Last edited by fancypiper; 07-29-2003 at 07:08 PM.
I am using Mandrake 9.1 right now, but my previous experience with mandrake 9.0 gaming... wasn't the best. Anyway, i've heard rumor that the latest SUSE is awesome for games, so if you're going to switch distro's i suggest you check them out.
Yeah.. but me... i still use windows for gaming... *cries*
... $300 and the only differences are 1) it crashes more and 2) everything costs even more money.