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i just formatted my pc and since i'm a gamer i need a distro thats runs games really well i have suse 9.3 pro on my desk but i just ...
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    what distro for games?


    i just formatted my pc and since i'm a gamer i need a distro thats runs games really well
    i have suse 9.3 pro on my desk but i just want to know if theres something thats works better

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    nVidia G-Force 6600GT (bfg) pci-e: amd 64 2000+ (939): 1024 corsair ram: 2X 80gb seagate harddisk SATA: plextor cd/dvd-read/write cdrom SATA

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    All linux distros will pretty much run them all the same to my knowledge. They just need a litle configuration

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    cool thats less downloading for me

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    +/its sorta hard to emulate with fedora cause of the way disk drives are set up

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    What games are you talking about? Native Linux games or running Windows games under emulation?
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    I run Loki Games on my Slackware 10.1 box, as well as Windows games using WineX. The Loki contingency is much easier and less buggy than the WineX bit, as well as being "for Linux". IMHO supporting Loki games supports mainstreaming Linux...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamdaughterson
    I run Loki Games on my Slackware 10.1 box, as well as Windows games using WineX. The Loki contingency is much easier and less buggy than the WineX bit, as well as being "for Linux". IMHO supporting Loki games supports mainstreaming Linux...
    Well, yes and no. Loki Games as a company no longer exists. They went under a few years back. The installer they wrote however still lives on at places like Loki Installers for Linux Gamers, and offers an easy "Next->Next->Finish" way to install some things. I personally prefer to install games using the Loki Installer if it's available (particularly Doom 3, since I hate having to copy PAK files by hand).

    So although Loki themselves is gone, I do recommend that if a game you like has a Linux native version (Doom 3, Neverwinter Nights, UT2003/2004), buy it. This won't necessarily directly affect Linux gaming, but it will certainly help the companies who are forward-thinking enough to release Linux versions of their products.

    As far as Transgaming (makers of Cedega, formerly WineX) is concerned, I've had mixed results. Some games work well, others don't work at all. Some computers systems I've built simply won't run Cedega in any form for whatever reason.
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