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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Sun, Apr. 23rd, 2006 04:41 pm
New System Specs

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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Apr. 24th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)

As for games under Linux, I know a number of people who have had wonderful success with games using WINE. Of course, you do have to have at least some Win files installed for it to work at that level. But I know of a number of people who play WoW under WINE.

Yeah. I've played basic things like Starcraft under Wine, but that's about it. UT actually has a native Linux port, which makes me happy... but I'm not really that into FPSes.

Knowing my habits, if I wanted to get into video-gameishness, I think I would probably just get some sort of console (Xbox or PS2 -- not sure I'd bother with the newer ones).

I would be myself, but my laptop's hardware is weird and I can't get the 3D acceleration working under anything I've tried. And I don't have the foo to get something like gentoo working.

Is it an nVidia card or something else? If it's nVidia, acceleration should be fairly straightforward with their closed-source drivers. If it's something else ... well, who knows.


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elvendude
elvendude
The Elf
Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)

Is it an nVidia card or something else? If it's nVidia, acceleration should be fairly straightforward with their closed-source drivers. If it's something else ... well, who knows.

It's an ATI Radeon Mobility something-or-other. Their released Linux drivers make X (running KDE this time around) unbootable after install. :)


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)

Yeah, that's ATI for ya. The open source drivers (i.e. the ones that come with X) are usually OK for at least getting the thing running, though unaccelerated.


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