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Old 09-27-2003, 08:49 AM   #46
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Ok don't listen to the bull crap about how it is or isn't cuz i can tell you Linux kicks arse as a gaming os. My system:
Athlon XP 1900+
512 mb DDR
Geforce 4 Ti4200
40 gb hdd
Red Hat 9
It screams through the games like never before
i use WineX 3.1 by Transgaming and have linux installs of UT, UT2003, NWN, and RTCW and they all play with out problems. Linux has given me the best frame rates i have ever had in my life so in my best opinion i like linux over windows for games.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:23 PM   #47
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i think Linux does better then windoze in performance because Linux accesses the hardware more directly. how on earth could you get winex working?! since i subscribed, i think its a waste of 30$. nothing has worked. at all. but my point is: linux is a better gaming machine then windoze, linux just has one problem: its popularity isnt considered to be important enough to game developers. if we can get that... windoze dies. how about signing this petition?
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/190498263
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:41 PM   #48
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Yeah I have Ut2003 and quake3 running brilliantly on my RH9 ATH2000/512mb sdram/Sound B live 5.1 - it plays real nice.

I plan to run Urban Terror soon.

Reluctant to use an emulator for Counter Strike - it's an awful shame they don't have a linux version - I will not play it anymore until they port it. The new version CS3 should be ported over - there is no excuse.

PS: I started a petition for a linux version in the CS forum under the suggestions/ideas about a week ago - anyone interested should add their uid to it.

mossy

Last edited by mossy; 09-27-2003 at 04:48 PM.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 01:30 AM   #49
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Ok what is your problem with Winex i have no problems getting stuff working i just need to know what you are trying to run on it. Or the problem you are having with it.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:21 PM   #50
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Go ahead and sign his petition -

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/190498263
 
Old 09-30-2003, 02:41 PM   #51
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if you wanna know my problem w/ winex, here it is: when i install a game w/ it, the install goes fine, but running the game doesnt work at all. i do get some debug output from the konsole when i run it like that, it always gives me a pid number and another number, then it just hangs for a while, then it exits without an obvious error message. this happens w/ every game. ive successfully installed but havent been able to run: warcraft 3, moto racer 3. ive also tried starcraft, but it wont even install, it just hangs and i have to kill the wineserver.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 02:54 PM   #52
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You might want to try to run it with 'strace winex blah'.At least I think thats how I found out it wouldn't run the games because it couldn't access the CD for some copy protection stuff.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 05:56 PM   #53
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run the install or game .exe that way? im assuming that you mean the game .exe, so ill try that.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 05:57 PM   #54
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yeah run the game with strace - it will printout exactly what happens when you run the game. you can then check it for errors and pin point the prob.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 06:06 PM   #55
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it did the exact same thing, except strace gave me alot of messages that said rt_sigprocmask. after that, i got the same debug stuff from winex, but i can tell you exactly what it said: mmtime pid=3617 tid=3617. then it just hangs and i killed it. any suggestions?
 
  


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