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July 8th, 2008, 12:25 AM


i just installed ubuntu and am dual booting it with vista

ive heard linux runs games faster then vista and was wondering if that was true and if i could get directX on vista

July 8th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Yes, Microsoft Vista supports Microsoft Direct X.

There are a few games for Linux - I like Quake Wars & Eve Online personally, but there are also lots of free ones :) You can also use WINE on Linux to run some Windows games - best to check the WINE AppDB first though.


July 8th, 2008, 12:30 AM
I ment does linux (even with an emulator) support DirectX...

July 8th, 2008, 12:31 AM
Well, define faster.
I really can't say there's a point of comparison since windows games won't run in linux without something like wine (http://www.winehq.org/) or a vmware (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=779934) or virtualbox. And with those tree there's no guarantee you'll get even windows native speed, or (in the case of wine) run without bugs.

However linux games are really fast, and there are a lot with some impressive graphics, like nexuiz (http://www.alientrap.org/nexuiz/) if you wanna learn more about linux navite games you can check this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=427205) thread, excellent selection of games

July 8th, 2008, 12:33 AM
I ment does linux (even with an emulator) support DirectX...

And no... wine developers don't support directx installing since it messes with their software. Any way try CEDEGA (http://www.transgaming.com/) which is a wine based emulator, aimed specifically to support Direct X.

for more info about Wine and direct x check this page