Playing Games In Linux
Sep 30, 2009, 17:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"There's no getting around it: Linux isn't and probably never
will be the first choice of operating system for hardcore gamers.
You won't be able to run any of the latest releases when they come
out, and you'll get much better performance and full DirectX 10
support by sticking with Windows Vista. Sorry.
"However, if your gaming needs aren't quite on the cutting-edge,
Linux can be an alternative. It's a choice that offers many
advantages. There are no viruses, no wayward processes chugging
away in the background and no spyware, trojans or worms. What's
more, you have complete control over every aspect of your
"With only a few notable exceptions, such as the amazing World
Of Goo, there are very few native Linux conversions of recent
games. This leaves you with two possible avenues. You can either
dual-boot Linux with your Windows installation, giving you 100 per
cent Windows compatibility and a Linux desktop, or you can run
those Windows games under Linux using WINE. This isn't an emulator
– it's a wrapper that offers a byte-for-byte translation of
what various DirectX and Windows libraries do."