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 Post subject: I would like to try linux
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:52 am 
Little Foot
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So recently i have heard about how microsoft is crapping on pc gamers and how steam is totally supporting linux. I want to support that cause so i would like to swap and support pc gaming with my all amd gaming pc. i was wanting to jump on with steam for linux (i have all my games through steam now anyway)

I was hoping to get some info on it and wanted to get some opinions.


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 Post subject: Re: I would like to try linux
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:14 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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The way I'm understanding things there's only one game engine that's currently supported on their linux platform....far cry from totoally supporting it, but a step in one direction to say the least.


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 Post subject: Re: I would like to try linux
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:31 am 
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I would load Linux Mint with Linux version of Steam and play on....

http://www.linuxmint.com/

Steam has hundreds of games for Linux.

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 Post subject: Re: I would like to try linux
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:56 am 
Smithfield
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Windows is still supporting games and the selection of games available on Steam for Linux, while numerous, is mostly indie games. That is, don't go jumping into Linux thinking you can play all of your games. I suppose for games that don't have official support, you could trying running it with WINE.

Also since Linux is a different beast entirely than Windows, I highly recommend reading literature on it like http://www.tecmint.com/60-commands-of-l ... nistrator/ . You'll be spending more time in the command line than you'd like.

Actually before you even install Linux on your computer as a bootable OS, go try it out in a VM like VirtualBox.

EDIT: Here's the low down on game compatibility.

I have about 310 games from mixed categories (indie, big name, old, new, etc.)

Mac OS X supports about 90 of these games, Linux supports 56 of these games. Games that seem to have support for certain are Source, Unreal, and Ego engine games. A lot of games made in 2012 and beyond seem to have it too.


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