Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2005 13:21 UTC, submitted by Hugo
Games One of the things lacking on Linux is breadth of native commercial games. That's where emulating (or re-implementing) the host enviroment that the game was created for with Cedega (or WINE) comes in.
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What's the point?
by polaris20 on Thu 7th Jul 2005 15:37 UTC
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Would you rather mess with getting stuff to work in an environment that's not meant to run this stuff, or would you rather run a dualboot XP/Linux box with a slipstreamed XP install, no media player, no OE, no IE, NIC disabled?

I just think that either companies should support Linux and do a port for it without WINE (the obviously preferable solution) or just keep WinXP around for gaming.

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RE: What's the point?
by ma_d on Thu 7th Jul 2005 17:51 in reply to "What's the point?"
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When companies start just supporting Linux that will be fine; until then some nice hackers have found ways to get around this inadequacy.

It has nothing to do with how well the system is designed for games. Windows is horribly designed for games. Seriously:
It maps keys we all hate. How many gamers have ripped that Windows key off their keyboards?
It "needs" anti-virus which slows down your games load times.
There's no way to just run the game, you have to have explorer running too: So you need a tiny bit of extra power for that: Yea, tiny.

It was never designed for games in the first place. The only reason games are written for it is because device drivers are written for it. And device drivers are written for it because everyone is using it; which is another reason games are written for it!
The only thing non-hostile to games in Windows is DirectX....

And what does slip-streamed install discs have to do with anything?

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