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Old 08-28-2004, 03:57 AM   #1
librano
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Who said Linux is not for Gaming?!?!?!


hi all!!

Whoever said Linux is not for gaming was very very wrong... being a n00b and just having set up my Mandrake box the way i want it... i thought i'd try something more adventurous such as gaming ... installed cedega ... no major problems there... i did mess up once tho and KDE wouldnt startup... fixed that with a few cp commands... good thing i kept the originals of all the files i edited ...

1st up... pulled out Halo... installed seemingly ok... it would start up but as i would try to start playing it would crash... next up... civilisation 3... same story... crashes trying to start the game...

then i went to max payne 2... everything went smoothly... game runs and man the grafics are smooth as butter... but i didnt have a reference point since i hadnt played the game on windows due to hd space shortage... same goes for unreal tournament 2004 with its gigantic 5.2Gb install... fished that one out of the rack... slotted it in and i didnt remember it coming with a linux-installer.sh file!!! hey we're running native!!! the image is amazing... i am not sure if its UT2004 or Linux but this combination puts UT2003 and WinXP to shame...

being a racing fan... the next step was obvious... Colin Mcrae Rally 4.... now the last CMR game i could really enjoy on my Geforce 2 MX 200 powered box was CMR 2... the gameplay on 3 and 4 was affected so bad that i gave CMR 3 away (partly coz 2 WAS better than 3) and 4 i played only when i had to satisfy the need for speed.. otherwise frames would freeze and motion would resume seconds later with my car way off course... even after overclocking the little Geforce... needless to say it was frustrating...as if heaven sent... Linux and cedega have come to my rescue... i was dumbfounded when i saw the frames fly by me at lightning speed... played many tracks and the image jerked slightly in Finland with all those trees... but nothin significant enough to affect the times.. in no time i was breaking old records... and even playing online!!!

no need for a hardware upgrade now!!! Linux has given a new lease on life for the Geforce2... it has risen from the ashes to conquer the gaming world again!!! now i just got to figure out how to install my RumblePad

Let The Gaming Begin!!!!!
 
Old 09-02-2004, 09:53 PM   #2
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I've never had much luck with cedega. But I play Quake3, UT2004,Wolfenstein, Enemy Territory, Urban Terror, and Call of Duty all the time. I started using RedHat a couple years ago to run a Q3 server and decided to try linux desktop. Now I Never boot to windows except to play Doom3 (ubtil the linux binaries are released)

Linux has proven to be a very nice gaming platform
 
Old 09-10-2004, 02:07 PM   #3
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cedega is pretty good for some games, but doesn't work at all for others (Age of Empires). The only reason I keep a Win98 box around is to play the games I can't play under linux.

True story: UT2004 runs better for me under linux than it does under Win98 on the SAME hardware! If only more game companies would release native linux binaries.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:31 AM   #4
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UT2004 is much slower in Linux than in Windows.

Possibly because I have ATI radeon drivers (I have a Radeon 9600 Pro card). Acceptable fps in 800*600 resolution though.

Last edited by vharishankar; 09-12-2004 at 08:32 AM.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 04:01 AM   #5
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i have all six ut04 disk images on 1 dvd in windoze i need to run alcohol 120% to make them work, what would make them work in fedora?
 
Old 09-25-2004, 02:31 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by allforcarrie
i have all six ut04 disk images on 1 dvd in windoze i need to run alcohol 120% to make them work, what would make them work in fedora?
hi there..

search for a rpm package called 'mount-iso-image-0.9-1mcnl.i586.rpm' .... install that.... not sure about dependancies but i'm sure you can sort that out....

then as root create a folder /mnt/iso

and then use this command to mount the iso image

Code:
mount -t iso9660 /the/location/of/your/iso.image.iso /mnt/iso -o loop
and you should be able to use the images as a normal cd...

if this doesnt work... search a bit... you will find something.... also if its a bin/cue file or an alcohol image file...

hope this helps... let us know if it does :-) keep in mind... anything u can do in windoze u can do in linux... and more..!
 
Old 10-07-2004, 09:59 AM   #7
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Re: Who said Linux is not for Gaming?!?!?!

Quote:
Originally posted by librano
Whoever said Linux is not for gaming was very very wrong... being a n00b and just having set up my Mandrake box the way i want it... i thought i'd try something more adventurous such as gaming ... installed cedega ... no major problems there...
For free? I thought you had to buy if for a monthly fee?
 
Old 11-20-2004, 08:17 AM   #8
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Hello!
I play Call of Duty United Offensive (CODUO) every day on windows XP.
When I hear people talking about WineX or Cedega I get very excited, but on their forums people talk a lot about problems.

I would be only happy to pay the subscription fee if CODUO works well on linux through Cedega.

1)
So, those of you that say you play Call of duty, are you doing that on linux?

2)
Even if not, do you use simple window managers in the backround to free up resources?

3)
Do you run skype meanwhile gaming?

When I am on windows, I usually play online with a friend 100 km away. We log in at the same address and use skype to talk, laugh, harrass each other and so on while the game is on. In linux, skype relies on QT, so which window manager do you run while playing? I use KDE for everything today, but I do not yet play games on linux.

If it matters to anyone, I have an
Acer Aspire 1703SM Laptop
2.6 GHz p4
1.5GB RAM @333 MHz
7200 RPM 100MB/s HD.
I have an nVidia GeforceFX Go5600 graphics adapter inside it, which gets along decently in windows. I mention this because some say that ATI drivers for linux suck while nvidia rocks. Any nVidia gamer like to confirm?

The top post promises a lot, but he doesn't mention call of duty.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 04:44 AM   #9
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I'm always hearing....

I hate it when my mates(all use windows) say linux is crap for gaming, but there are several decent ports for linux, take ET for instance, a brilliant games, UT 2004, great once again. Half-Life 2, hopefully in 5 years time(lol) that'll be great on linux, we already got doom3, brilliant.

and, for some unknown reason, most games play smoother on linux than they do on windows.

there are anough pertitions going around the net to let the devel's know that the linux market are crying out for games, must be working a little, just olook at the list of games we already have ported.

one day all games will work on linux.......thn again one day cows wil fly....keep signing those pertitions....
 
Old 01-09-2005, 07:52 PM   #10
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ut2004 is better or the same under slackware w/ nvidia
ut 2004 is slower...much slower w/ATI under linux

I just cant see buying another peice of software to run a games I purchased on free software.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 06:06 PM   #11
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Diablo II runs beautifully with cedega, and that's all that I care about
 
Old 02-12-2005, 07:17 PM   #12
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I hate ati...
 
Old 02-16-2005, 06:41 AM   #13
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Sure, nvidia rules the world, or something like that.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 07:41 AM   #14
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Li'lbro' and I tried to get an ATI radeon 9800 Pro to run correctly on a P4 3.0 GHz running gentoo 2.6.10 kernel.

We were fighting that beast for about eight hours or something. Then we realized we had to cancel the process because he was about to cah the bus back home. He made an agreement with dad to switch video boards when he got home, since daddy had an nvidia Geforce 4 XXXX (don't recall which one exactly).

So before he went home, I prepared the box for the switch:

1 emerge nvidia-settings (which also pulls in dependency packages nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx - everything that's needed)
2 added nvidia to /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
3 switched driver to nvidia in the xorg.conf device section and saved it as another file - xorg.conf-nvidia.

Then he went home and switched boards, booted and called me on the phone.
I GUIDED him through:

cd /etc/X11
mv xorg.conf xorg.conf-ati
mv xorg.conf-nvidia xorg.conf


reboot!
DONE!
He had smashing 200 fps in the training level of call of duty at first attempt.
The easy installation was definitely comparable to doing the same procedure in windows.

Yes nvidia rocks! And I recieved the "I hate ati..." email from the above post during our own ati fight so it was quite funny!

Play with nvidia.
Maybe they should change "The way it's meant to be played" to "The way things should be installed".

Cheers
Jonas
 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:09 PM   #15
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i never used linux to play games due to the fact that slack was too ram intensive for me to do everything i need to do, and play a game at the same time. Not to mention the fact that i have almost zero time to play games in lou of that crap that users keep screwing up every time i blink my left eye lid.
 
  


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