May sound like a n00b question but I might get ubuntu and I'm wondering if I can still play games.
Games are mainly TES:Oblivion and BF:1942.
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You guys it's called wine or crossover or cadex. Go to a linux forum, people on gamespot are not software smart, it's true. They know how to build and diagnose a pc not posting sure, but for software no. You can use wine, to play direct x games, but of course performance is slower, but it's still certainly playable. All valve games work, to get ms office on linux, I used crossover. To install wine, sudo apt-get install wine (debian distros) By the way with wine, I reccommend using wine doors, it simplifies wine installs big time.
I personally don't like Macs, just seem useless to me :0, they are not used often for servers, and their desktops just seem added for no real reason. It's just based off of UNIX. Linux is great for hosting servers, apache(a great alternative to IIS)
I use linux often for hosting servers in a virtual machine. Hyper v on server 2k8 is awesome.
Btw here is how to install oblivionhttp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=349764
(That article is a little dated, you don't need to install an old version of wine)
1. You must have an Nvidia graphics card. If not, gaming on Linux is near impossible, unless you have a magicall ATI card that somehow works. Some older windows 98/2000 games run okay, but anything new is going to be a headache.
2. The appdb. It has what games work and don't.
3. Any DOS game runs perfectly under DOSBox.
That's about it, other than to make sure you are careful when installing a Linux of some sort, like ubuntu.
Oh, and Oblivion and BF: 1942 seem to work perfectly, according to said database. Of course, mileage will vary.
Ati has linux drivers on their website, are they bad or something? I've never used linux on an ati graphics card. I usually only use linux on laptops, which use nvidia chips.Renegade_Fury
Terrible. Most of the time, if a new game runs in Wine, it will only do so on an Nvidia chip. For instance, my ATI 9800 (yeah, old, I know) can't run portal--even though the wine database says it can. It just crashes. Also, from what I've read, 2D speed (like movies, browsing, etc) is terrible compared to Nvidia chips. In some cases they work okay, but it's almost always going to be a headache and a swear fest to get them to work.
Use your keyboard!
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