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I've got Ultima Online running better than it ever did on windows, of course it uses an older version of Direct X, Anarchy Online and EVE Online are my current ...
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- 02-12-2007 #1
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- Feb 2007
Hmm, games on linux, not too much luck there so far.
- 02-12-2007 #2
Slackware is going to be the most difficult distro to set anything up on. I run Slackware and run UT2004 on it. I dont use wineX(cadega now) for anything because i have a political objection to it. For starters you have to get Slackware installed from the most recent version. Slack 11 is probably a good choice. Install the most recent kernel 2.6 on the disk. if you have an ATI card its going to be difficult to get the drivers working. i eventually gave up and bought a NVidia Card. But that might be different in your case because the drivers are supposed to have gotten better. And when you look for games look for ones that are known to release linux binaries. there are a few free ones like alien arena but there are a few commercial ones that you have to download the linux installer which installs the binary from the installer and the code base and graphics from the game disk.
- 02-21-2007 #3
Check this site for Linux Games
There are good games like lincity (A sim-city clone) and boson for linux
If you want to try win games with linux best option would be to use WINE (I prefer WINE)
I was able to run WarCraft, WarLords Battle Cry, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 and Hitman with WINE using a ATi card
good luck with linux gaming
- 02-22-2007 #4
You want games? Write one! That's how Linux grows! Otherwise, we'd all be using Minix right now. That's the way of the Linux.
- 02-22-2007 #5
good suggestion there. just what i'm planning on doing soon as i'm outta college. it'll be good practice for the CS course i'll be doing in UniHere's why Linux is easier than Windows:
Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?
- 02-23-2007 #6