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Thread: can't get games to play right

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    can't get games to play right

    I'm running linux on an old iMac G3 power pc. I've just loaded a couple of games for my daughter but the music is staticky and the cursor flickers and goes invisible. Is there anyway to increase virtual memory or something that will make these game work??
    I know the hardware is old but one of the few(only thing) things it did well with the old OSX system was play games, so I know its not the hardware.

    Please I'd love to get this thing going right

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Cluj, Romania

    Re: can't get games to play right

    If you are using Ubuntu 9.04 - 9.10 the sound problem is most likely related to the PulseAudio server - disabling/removing it should solve the problem.

    I only saw cursor flickering on ati cards with 3d rendered games. But im am not familiar with ppc's.

    Which games did you play?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Re: can't get games to play right

    So far I've only tried, Extreme tux racer and Pingus
    I'm trying to create a swap file because I think its a memory thing. I'm made an ammendment in the /etc/fstab file but I don't know how to save the change.
    Appriciate any advice

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: can't get games to play right

    swap you should have in a partition dedicated to that as far as I am concerned.

    I give you my setup, it will help you understand...

    sudo mac-fdisk /dev/hda

    Command (? for help): p   
            #                    type name                 length   base     ( size )  system
    /dev/hda1     Apple_partition_map Apple                    63 @ 1        ( 31.5k)  Partition map
    /dev/hda2         Apple_Bootstrap untitled               1954 @ 64       (977.0k)  NewWorld bootblock
    /dev/hda3         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 untitled           37345704 @ 2018     ( 17.8G)  Linux native
    /dev/hda4         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap                1722358 @ 37347722 (841.0M)  Linux swap
    Block size=512, Number of Blocks=39070080
    DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0
    Linux on your Apple Mac │ iLinux

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