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Hi. I just wanted to know if gaming is possible in Slackware. and I am not referring to online java games, but rather PC games, which we all know are made for the windows platform. I am switching to linux (slackware) to speed up my computer since it is pretty slow, basically trying to get the best from it. I am wondering if any got any games working? I am really into counterstrike, so if anybody know how you can get that to work on linux that would be great. And would it be faster? I certainly hope so.
As stated above there are some games you can run on Linux (not specific to Slack). If you want to run all the Windows games and your current system is too slow, changing to any Linux is not going to help you. Time to get a new system.
Ive got all the loki games and they work great.Also have simcity and it works well too.The one thing ive noticed with linux and games is Ive yet to have an issue with video cards, I used to run 3 windows systems for games cause of various video card issues with certain games.........directX and MS games are often buggy as hell.
A great free game with a Linux native version is Americas Army. I've only played the Windows version, as my linux box here is only a P166, but it is a really nice online shooter. Chech out americasarmy.com for more on this.
I've gotten a few games to work on Slackware using WineX.... Actually, Homeworld 2 runs better in Linux than it does in windows just because Dell makes crappy nvidia drivers for their laptops.... Diablo 2 , Starcraft, Homeworld, Homeworld 2 and one or two others work just fine in WineX.... Still pretty limited but it's a start. RTCW will run in Linux (Windows version). If you can extract one or two .cabs somehow, theres a download for Linux that will be able to use them..... Using wine or WineX to extract should work. I installed it on a windows box and then burned the extracted files to disk along with the Linux installer... Your still better off using a Windows box for games tho. Windows games anyway.....
Let's see, there's Unreal Tourny, UT2k3, UT2k4, America's Army, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, hopefully we'll get the new Doom game coming out, if it ever comes out.... You know what would be REALLY ironic? If Microsoft released Halo for Linux!