View Full Version : [xfce] Gaming expectations?

January 18th, 2009, 08:43 PM
I undertsand that Windows native games will not run as well under Linux, but what should I expect? I've tried HL2: DM and found it to be unplayable. I was barely able to maintain 2-5 FPS, even when using OpenGL, with all settings as low as possible.

I even tried America's Army, which has a native Linux client, and although the results were a bit better, it was still essentially unplayable. I am running the nVidia 173.14.12 series drivers. Systems specs below.

System Specifications:
AMD Athlon XP @ 1.8 GHZ
nVidia Geforce FX 5900
1 GB DDR Ram

January 18th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Give AssaultCube a go. It's hardware requirements are low and it is a very playable on-line first person shooter with a great community. I've been hooked for about 2 years now :)


January 18th, 2009, 09:43 PM
with that card you should not expect a lot.