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Old 06-23-2002, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question What about gaming in Slackware Linux ?


What works best for the gamer who wants to move to linux from windows?

Install / use wine? ...

install / use WineX? ... or perhaps some other solution?

What do you recommend?

Thanks for advice....
 
Old 06-23-2002, 09:50 PM   #2
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linux binaries work the best

What game you looking to run????

I downloaded linux binaries for quake 3 and RTCW and they both work great.

Under Winex I also can play JK2

Linux binaries is the best option

Winex allows you to play direct X games....

Wine may work for older games, not too sure though!
 
Old 06-24-2002, 03:43 AM   #3
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Get ported games/binaries
Of real games i currently have Heroes of M&M 2, Soldier of fortune, UT GOTY edition and Rune, and they all work fine.
Also you can get VMware or Dosemu to play old (but some really fun!) DOS games like Liero, or Lost Vikings 2...
Hope that helps
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Old 06-24-2002, 05:31 AM   #4
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thanks

looks like i have to get ported games/binaries when they are available

counter-strike isnt ported so i have to run wineX? how well does it work? is it easy to install wineX and the games ?
 
Old 06-24-2002, 06:04 PM   #5
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dammit .. WineX costs money to download
 
Old 06-24-2002, 06:23 PM   #6
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The winex site has a compatability listing for games with users comments, at a guess i think counter strike works, but better to check on the games listing on their website.

www.transgaming.com

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Old 06-24-2002, 10:08 PM   #7
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CounterStrike +wine

Hi, for CounterStrike you don't have to use WineX. Just normal wine works great! In fact, I get the same performance in wine that I get in Windows! (On my box at least)

Also, 3d Hardware acceleration works great too. I have a Geforce2 MX 400. Just by the way, if it complains about you having too much/not enough colors, just set your depth to 16 bpp, and then it works great.

You should definately read this!

Good luck!
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Old 06-25-2002, 02:18 PM   #8
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Thanks for all help

The webpage was porly updated .. so was the install help ..

Anyway .. ive just installed wine .. hope i did it right .. hopfully i will have cs running tonight then .. ehh ..

how i did....

i went to: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/ALP...e/development/ and downloaded this file: Wine-20020605.tar.gz 05-Jun-2002 14:20 6.9M GZIP compressed document

then..

1.) tar xvfz Wine-20020605.tar.gz
2.) cd wine-20020605
3.) ./configure --enable-opengl
4.) make depend && make
5.) make install
6.) ????????????????????????????

can someone complete my counter-strike install list ? maybe it could help someone more.. and me

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Old 06-25-2002, 05:38 PM   #9
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Ugh... wine...
I always had probs with configuring Wine.
What you need to do is configure wine-conf or wine-setup, i dont remember it was long time ago.. and install CS into Wine...
I cant help you much since i did this long time ago and gave up cuz it wasnt working well, but i suggest you read a wine how to somewhere.
Sorry i was unable to help
Good luck
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Old 06-25-2002, 11:56 PM   #10
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Ok, here is what I did to get wine installed to play counter strike and many other games under slack.....

I went to transgaming.com and went to the download section. I then choose CVS (as I am not a subscriber to transgaming and I doubt they have a slackware package anyway) and followed there directions to download the CVS tree for Wine complete with WineX.

Unpack it. Umount any windows partitions you have mounted (I have never had any luck when wine tries to use an actual windows install). Run wineinstall from the tools directory in the source you just uncompressed. Follow the directions. I typically do this as root the first time and then set my fake windows directory tree to /c. Then I change the permissions so that anyone in my users group can read/write/execute from /c. Then I do a wineinstall with each user I want to use wine apps with. It gens all the config files for you. After that you should be all set to install anything using OpenGL or DirectX under wine.

Btw.. this does assume you have the OpenGL libs installed. I believe CS likes to run best under OpenGL in linux, but you are welcome to give D3D a try.

Good Luck, let me know if you have any issues.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 12:06 AM   #11
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I do subscribe and they have a Slackware package! :P
 
Old 06-26-2002, 09:44 AM   #12
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Wow.. that is impressive, I might just have to subscribe then. I have to save WineX is working really well for me.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 06:14 PM   #13
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If you check the release dates from memory, may be wrong, The slackware package was released before the debian one. I think the mandrake and redhat were released the same day as the slackware, debian and others the day after.

I may be wrong I would have to check but the slackware version was definately not released any later than the others.

When I had redhat I tried the RPM and it is a more comprehensive package than the slackware one, but as slackware users I think we are all prepared to do a little extra work than the average redhat user :P
 
  


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