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Old 06-19-2004, 12:29 AM   #1
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Gaming in Slackware?

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.
Old 06-19-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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well i have quake3 running on slack but there is no linux version of steam or cs so your gonna have to use wineX which is not free
Old 06-19-2004, 02:17 AM   #3
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I've just bought a copy of Unreal Tournament 2003 which has a script on the third disk to get it working with linux.

Old 06-19-2004, 03:04 AM   #4
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I've tried UT2004 sucessfully on Slackware. You don't have to buy a special version for linux because it comes with both linux and windows versions on the same cds.

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Old 06-19-2004, 04:28 AM   #5
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And while we're at it, gotta recommend UT GOTY! (The original - game of the year version), just great an installer from Loki :)


Old 06-19-2004, 05:26 AM   #6
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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.
Don't expect that counterstrike (or any other game) will run faster using winex. While winex is not exactly an emulator it adds some more calls on every step. So this may introduce a little overload.

Many desktop environments in linux are slower than Windows (unless you choose a lightweight one such as Fluxbox, xfce...).


Old 06-19-2004, 09:29 AM   #7
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If you like game I recommend flightgear, a free flight simulator that rocks
More, it exists a package for slackware
Old 06-19-2004, 09:52 AM   #8
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Here's a link to a site dedicated to Linux gaming:

My personal favourite game is simutrans:
Old 06-19-2004, 09:58 AM   #9
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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.
Old 06-19-2004, 10:38 AM   #10
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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.
Old 06-19-2004, 01:17 PM   #11
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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 for more on this.
Old 06-19-2004, 02:28 PM   #12
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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.....
Old 06-19-2004, 08:47 PM   #13
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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!
Old 06-20-2004, 07:21 AM   #14
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Medal of honour, Uplink, ut & Infiltration (my fav game/sim), FooBillard (fun for more than 1!) and BZFlag are also out there!
Old 06-20-2004, 09:18 AM   #15
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avoid winex

if you have a slow machine, avoid using winex...

if you have a good graphic card, try native 3D games, like enemy territory for example


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