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Thread: Ubuntu Suitable gaming OS replacement?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Hardy Heron (Ubuntu Development)

    Re: Ubuntu Suitable gaming OS replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    Wine stands for Wine Is Not Emulator. a few things work quite nicely in wine. a very small number work better than in windows. majority though doens't work well. for programs that are only windows based stick with windows. and your games are windows based. they use directx10,11 etc that is only available in windows. wine has some API for directx9 but i don't htink there is anything to support 11.
    I remember having some Windows FPS game, I forget what it was, that I lost the installation key for. I couldn't install it in Windows, but it installed and worked great in Wine. Actually, now that I think about it, I installed it with one of those old native Loki installers. It worked in Linux with that, but not Windows. So scratch that. But you're right that Wine is great for some things and crap for others.

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    other systems that play your games are console systems
    Exactly. When I went to console gaming, I became very happy and much less frustrated with Linux.

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    maybe once steambox is out and if demand is high enough there will be more linux based games.
    I think it will help even if Steambox doesn't sell like crazy. Valve is betting all their chips on this. They're going to do whatever they can to try to make this succeed. That means they'll be heavily pushing for people to port their games to their platform. The only problem I see is that the Steambox prices are astronomical. I'm afraid they're shooting themselves in the foot with their pricing schemes.
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  2. #12
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    Aug 2011

    Re: Ubuntu Suitable gaming OS replacement?

    FYI!! - SparkyLinux 3.2 GameOver is out

    SparkyLinux 3.2 “GameOver” is out.
    It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 3.2 “Annagerman” and it’s fully compatible with Debian “testing” Jessie. SparkyLinux “GameOver” is a special edition of our distro targeted to game players.
    “GameOver” 3.2 offerts :
    - access to games compiled for Linux platform
    - access to “popular” and “modern” games via Steam and Desura platforms
    - access to many games created for MS Windows platform via Wine and PlayOnLinux
    - New! – access to “old” games created for machines and systems (discontinued) via emulators

    Last edited by SurfaceUnits; March 20th, 2014 at 01:26 AM.
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  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Ubuntu Suitable gaming OS replacement?

    +1 for Dual-Booting =D

    NOTE: Don't try to Dual-Boot SteamOS as no matter what option you choose, it will always DELETE your partitions which means you'll LOSE your data.
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  4. #14
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    Jan 2014

    Re: Ubuntu Suitable gaming OS replacement?

    Windows application compatibility through Wine :

    Windows game compatibility through PlayOnLinux :

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