Linux work with games????????

  dsimitas 07:02 27 Apr 2003

I need to know if a linux system will play some poplular game titles or not.

I finishing a costume PC with:
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton core (512K L2)
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
512Mb PC-2700 DDR RAM

Planing to us SuSE Linux 8.2 Pro

  powerless 08:02 27 Apr 2003

Depends what games you wish to play. Most games are for Windows ONLY so it all depends on what games.

Look on the box, CD case, Manual or even the website of the game to see if it can be played on Linux.

  flecc 14:02 27 Apr 2003

Linux is still very limited with games. It's usually a good idea to dual boot a games suitable Windows like 98SE so that you can enjoy the whole range.

You can make the 98SE more reliable and stable by using the 98Lite program from click here to remove it's Internet Explorer etc. If you want to play games online then, Opera is a suitable alternative fast browser not adding to instability.

  dsimitas 17:21 27 Apr 2003

If the game is Mac (ie. Unix compatible) wouldn't it work on a Linux system??

  Taran 18:05 27 Apr 2003

No, you can't run most Mac software easily under Linux, but you can run Unix applications on a Mac by using Fink which takes all the hassle out of compiling your own applications prior to using them.

Mac OS is proprietary software based on Unix/Linux and while it shares many of the good points of Linux it also demands its own applications in most cases.

Hardware acceleration for graphics cards is a weak point on Linux with only some cards being fully supported. Although Linux can excel at OpenGL programs, this does not apply in general to any software intended for a Microsoft Windows platform.

Linux ships with a whole bunch of its own games and none of them are anything like you might expect or want along the lines of the current crop of PC games.

In general terms, nothing that runs on a Windows PC will run on a Linux computer without some interesting effort and language, and third party software which acts as an emulator between the two platforms.

If you want fast gaming stay with Windows 98.

  powerless 18:22 27 Apr 2003

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