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Linux games?

By Eric Legge
Dec 21, 2002
  1. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    unreal tournament
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    you can play QUAKEIII on linux....
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but you can use WINE and play all the Windows games you want...
     
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You are wrong. :)

    WINE runs only some things. The speed and graphics are godawful and the thing will probably crash very soon.. :blackeye:

    Sorry to break your heart, but that's the way it is. :cool:
     
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Ah right then.

    Do games run better on Linux? FPS wise? I doubt it since they don't have all the optimized drivers and stuff like that that Windows does. Such a pity :(
     
  7. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    From my experience linux game support is horrid.


    Same hardware, same game, different builds - And the windows port gets better quality with higher frame rates and less buggy play. Very apparent in Unreal Tournament and ZSNES.
     
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    some games do play well under linux, such as Quake III and Unreal Tournament 2003. But you need to install drivers with 3d acceleration support. nvidia is good.
     
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