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Old 07-31-2003, 05:58 AM   #31
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Hi JunLitsu!!!

WineX3 all the way for games. It's just impressive what the guys are doing. Their main goal is not to make this or that game supported only, but to create an engine which will actually do everything as DirectX Games does. I believe they can be there sometime in the future . I do, have a dual boot/win2k, but I don't even have to use it, all my favorite games are supported (GTA3, GTA VC, Diablo, Diablo2, Dungeon Siege, StarWars Darkforces 2, Jedi Knight 2 and many, many others). Plus, I'm glad enough with Linux native games too (Never Winter Nights, Quake'ies, UT2003, RTCW and many others.)

The cool with WineX is, many times I went to their page to check out for a game support. When I do not find in their list, I try it anyway, and sometimes it work(RTCW and Unreal T, for example, they have Linux ports, but the native Windows runs well on WineX). Games that they do not support officially, may work "acceptable". Again, I do believe that they will reach their main goal, one day . That will make me format my computer and use only Linux, which is my main goal, one day, in the future

Regards
 
Old 07-31-2003, 02:22 PM   #32
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All,

At the recommendation of fancypiper (post #27 this thread) I visited the Gentoo website and started reading a little bit about it... I think I am hooked! Gentoo boasts ABSOLUTE customizeability and optimization for your pc's configuration and hardware!

Now, I don't really care that much if Mandrake supposedly has more software packages associated with it... the difference is like wearing a suit of armor with the shield and the helmet and the broadsword (Mandrake) - a sweet setup most definitely, or wearing a tunic of mythril and sporting a rapier (Gentoo) - not the best setup but it gets the job done... and with a whole lot more mobility and optimization! I have not had the privelege of trying out Mandrake yet, but personally I'm leaning a lot more towards trying Gentoo at this point. Check out their website at http://www.gentoo.org It's pretty slick!

Anyway, in the words of Bono, 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For', but I'm sure looking

-masterspud777

PS and yes, I do still plan on trying out WineX3 too.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 03:33 PM   #33
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I think linux gaming is already in a very good state
I personally am able to play with no noticeable slowdown
(Through winex)
Warcraft 3
Starcraft
GTA 3
Counterstrike/Half Life/DoD
Starsiege Tribes
Worms Armageddon
Man if I could get Tribes 1 working, I'd quit Windows. I have the latest Winex, but when I change the full screen video properties in tribes from software driver to the OpenGl driver, the game looks great, but the mouse whacks out and the keyboard accepts no input. Using the software driver, the game runs, but it's ugly and slow. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. I use a geforce 4 ti 4200 and am running mandy 9.1

Thanks!
 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:21 PM   #34
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If you'll try out winex you wont have any luck with gentoo - the ebuild for winex-cvs was removed by request of transgaming.The way this is going they'll probably also close cvs access.Try mldonkey for binaries - hehe.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:35 PM   #35
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You kidding!!?!??! No way!! Those B@$!@&d$ *sigh*... well then, Mandrake 9.1???
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:28 PM   #36
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Just because there isn't a ebuild doesn't mean you cant install on your own. Portage is just there to make things easier, you dont *have* to use it or let it run your box.

As of last week counter-strike and DOD servers had a security update and now wine cannot connect to secure servers. 95% of servers are secure.

And a radeon 7500 is going to suck in linux and be pretty much unplayable in wine. They made some improvements in 3.1 for ati cards but think for the newer ones. Get a new card asap if planning on doing alot of gaming in linux. Native games may run decent but you will see what i mean.

good luck
 
Old 08-01-2003, 12:06 AM   #37
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i dont know about gaming on linux. whenever i play with anything that uses quake 3, it freezes, and winex3 hasnt helped me a bit. but maybe, if one day linux was popular enough, windows people would have to use linux emulators to play linux games! that would be awesome. wishful thinking though. but you know what einstein said (if you dont, the quote is in my signature).
 
Old 08-01-2003, 05:40 AM   #38
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Just for the record.

People talk about wine being an emulator.
Well it isn't, cause it doesn't have a single piece of MS-code.

WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is an alternative implementation of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs. Wine provides both a development toolkit (Winelib) for porting legacy Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing unmodified Windows 3.1/95/NT binaries to run under Intel Unixes. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% Microsoft Free code, but it can optionally use native system DLLs if they are available. Wine comes with complete sources, documentation and examples and is freely redistributable.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 12:38 PM   #39
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Originally posted by LavaDevil94
i dont know about gaming on linux. whenever i play with anything that uses quake 3, it freezes, and winex3 hasnt helped me a bit.
Are you still using Mandrake 8.2 like it says in your info?

Personally, I'm running 9.1 on a 1.1 Ghz Athlon with an old Radeon 32Meg DDR (I think that's the 7200 or something) and Q3 is awesome...

Just asking because maybe 9.1 would work better for you...just a suggestion.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 01:11 PM   #40
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thanks for the suggestion, but i tried upgrading my system to 9.1 (yes, i still run 8.2) and the installation wiped Sector 0. i tried 3 times total, same result.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 01:15 PM   #41
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by the way, my system specs are:
AMD athlon 1.6Ghz
Radeon 9000 64 MB DDR RAM
512 MB RAM
 
Old 08-01-2003, 01:21 PM   #42
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Hmm I see what you mean.

I can't imagine why the 9.1 install would fail tho... but that would be for another thread

I still think that if you had 9.1 installed, Q3 would probably run better, especially since our stats are not too disimilar (yours are way better true...but its the same kind of hardware)
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:57 PM   #43
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but i mean the thing locks up after about 30secs. theres nothing i can do to unlock. up until that point, the thing works perfectly. its very weird. maybe ill post it in the software forum somewhere
 
Old 08-10-2003, 08:37 PM   #44
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but not 2 worry now, i got it 2 work after updating my drivers. thx for the help.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 02:07 AM   #45
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Man if I could get Tribes 1 working, I'd quit Windows. I have the latest Winex, but when I change the full screen video properties in tribes from software driver to the OpenGl driver, the game looks great, but the mouse whacks out and the keyboard accepts no input. Using the software driver, the game runs, but it's ugly and slow. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. I use a geforce 4 ti 4200 and am running mandy 9.1
Thanks!
hey, I had your same problem, but after I winex3 it seems to work fine, though I had to turn dxgrab off for tribes to work right. Maybe it's because I'm using the paid version though I doubt it, currently it is working for me with the latest (3.1)

Also you should make sure you have NVIDIA's drivers. Sorry to answer you so late
 
  


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