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hey guys i'm new and i have a couple questions for ya. OK is it possible to run like all games on linux? ( halo, call of duty, farcry, ut2004,war3,cs, ...
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    Which linux is best for gaming? Please help me out.


    hey guys i'm new and i have a couple questions for ya.

    OK is it possible to run like all games on linux? ( halo, call of duty, farcry, ut2004,war3,cs, hl2beta & doom3beta)
    which linux distro i think its called is best to play games? ( fedora,red hat etc)
    I also kind have a top end system and i was wondering if all the drivers are available on linux?
    Is wine hard to install?

    I had alot of questions but i just forgot most of them. oh well i'll post them up later if i remember.

    IF you guys can feed me w/ linux info that would be great.
    thanks for all your help!

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    Some of the games you mention have native linux client and server versions others will need to run in wine/winex not _all_ windows games will run in linux. gentoo is the best gaming platform. you will not get more performance out of your system with any other operating system and thats a fact. its allso very easy to isntall any aplicaitons. the actual gentoo install is found to be tedious and annoying by some.. i think its fine.

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    Re: Which linux is best for gaming? Please help me out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Royal-Flush
    hey guys i'm new and i have a couple questions for ya.

    OK is it possible to run like all games on linux? ( halo, call of duty, farcry, ut2004,war3,cs, hl2beta & doom3beta)
    which linux distro i think its called is best to play games? ( fedora,red hat etc)
    All distro's will work perfectly
    But the more you tweak your system the more power you get from it.
    I personaly found Slackware the most tweakable.
    But I would suggest that you learn more about linux and use it on a daily basis before starting playing with kernel compilation and system tweaks.

    I also kind have a top end system and i was wondering if all the drivers are available on linux?
    I run FC1 on a power machine, here the specs:
    Motherboard: P4B800
    CPU : Intel 3 GHz and Hypterthreading enabled.
    Memory: 2GB Dual Burst
    200GB UDMA Maxtor (SATA would also be great)
    Video: Asus V9950 256MB - using NVidia drivers
    Sound: Creative Audigy 2 Plat. with external IOBox.
    Speakers: Create 7.1 Sound system.
    Everything works, except for the Mic input.


    Is wine hard to install?
    No. If you use a distro like Fedora you can download the RPM and install it with rpm -Uvh wine.rpm
    But then you'll need to edit the configuration.
    www.winehq.com has some tutorials about it I think.

    I had alot of questions but i just forgot most of them. oh well i'll post them up later if i remember.
    Looking forward to answer them for ya.

    IF you guys can feed me w/ linux info that would be great.
    thanks for all your help!
    No problem.
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    Hardware: Asus P4P800, 1GB, P4-3Ghz, Asus V9950, Maxtor ATA HD\'s, 3Com GBit lan, Audigy ZS Plat.

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    well, i'm running RH9 on a P$ 3.06GHZ HT, with 1GB memory,and Geforce 4 ti 4600 ultra 128mb DDR videocard.

    On this system i play UT2004 regulary, all settings are set to highest, and it runs perfect...

    only thing i had to do was install the nvidia driver, for the rest everything is right out the box...

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    gonna have to back variant on this one, GENTOO IT!!!!!!!!! you want power GENTOO IT ifyou want hardcore gaming power, avoid the bloated mainstream distros (mandrake fedora suse) look into gentoo or slackware. (btw, fedora is just the opensource community version of redhats after 9.0)
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    slackware is your best bet

    o wait everyone is goin to go for there own distro. so i recommend trying out a few and pick the one you like best cause that is the only way to truely find a distro that fits you
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    truely, most experianced linux users have probably tried something like 10 distros, a great way to expand your linux knowlege is installing it!
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    Hey, I tried downloading Gentoo & slackware, But i've had no luck installing it.
    I got the install-x86-universal-2004.1 for gentto its like 600 mb. but i couldnt install it. is that even the right one to get?

    I also tried slackware 9.0 and I again couldnt install it.

    I've had redhat & suse before and i installed those w/ no problem.. hmmm.

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    the gentoo cd is correct, but it doesnt boot a gui l;ike you are used to, read teh gentoo handbook and that shoud clear up alot of questions www.gentoo.org-->docs
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    what games do you guys play on linux?

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