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Discover gaming on Linux

A DIY guide for first time Linux users looking to get their game on ...

A step by step guide with examples of Linux games for PC

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Choc_Salties1297d ago

Very well written article. I'm glad Valve is taking this on. Anyone know how well Ubuntu co-exists with Win8 on a separate partition? I played around with WUBI, but of course would prefer a pure installation

schmoe1297d ago

nice! Well written and informative! Good work!!

bosbvok1296d ago

Agreed, really nice written. I've been thinking about trying out the world of Linux gaming, so this is really useful. I was a bit intimidated by the idea, but this lays it out nice and easy!

omni_atlas1296d ago

More Linux games means more games ported to OpenGL which means more mac games.

CyberCam1296d ago (Edited 1296d ago )

I'm one that's been using linux for a very long time. I presently have,
1x pfSense (FreeBSD) firewall
2x Zentyal & ClearOS (Linux) servers
4x dual booted Win7 & Ubuntu 12.04 (Linux) PC's
1x Hackintosh (Mac 10.8) PC (family Mac)
2x dual booted Win7 & Ubuntu 12.04 (Linux) Laptops.

(and yeah my electric bill is killer every month)

In my family, we use Ubuntu as our primary desktop OS and use Win7 for gaming & other small tasks, the Mac is mainly used for editing & rendering movies. I've taught my 2 daughters (18 & 12) how to fluently use all the OS's and they prefer to use Ubuntu out of the lot.

The girls presently play their Sims, Nancy Drew & Minecraft games on Windows, but they so are looking forward to day they can easily play their games on Ubuntu.

I'm on the Steam Beta and am loving it, I can't wait for more native linux games to be released. For the time being TF2 Beta is a blast to play. Having to mess with M$'s .dll files in Wine over the years has been a pain in arse, so I've just went with Windows. Hopefully, I can do purely Linux in the future.

hellvaguy1296d ago

Way too much effort for such minimal to zero payout.

Hackintosh, wow just get a pc for half the price and 2-3 times the power. No brainer there, imo.

CyberCam1296d ago (Edited 1296d ago )

LOL! The Hackintosh is a PC and not an actual Mac. It's actually cost me $800 for the parts. Which includes the OS, yes it's not a pirated version.

BTW, I have my own IT Biz I run from home, that's the reason for the overkill on hadware... lots of testing!

Edit below:
To me it means the other way around.
http://www.hackintosh.com/

What you're talking about is Bootcamp.
https://www.apple.com/suppo...

Cheers!

hellvaguy1296d ago

Hackintosh usually means an Apple than can boot windows. But glad u can lol at yourself. Ya gotta these days.