[SATLUG] Gaming on Linux

Mark Mayfield mark at kandm-solutions.com
Fri Feb 4 19:33:00 CST 2011

 Never tried Cedega, Wine worked well but it takes to much work to get
different games working. Virtualization for gaming is not very realistic
due to a lack of good 3D acceleration in virtualization platforms. I
think the Quadro NVidia cards are supposed to have virtualization
instructions but I don't have any experience with this and the systems
are pretty expensive. 

 Microsofts business practices created the situation and game developers
are very comfortable with it. 

 Gaming is the only reason why I still have Microsoft as a boot option
on a few of my machines. I do everything else in Linux. The few sites
the require internet explorer and the few hardware devices I have that
Linux doesn't support get dealt with in virtual machines.

On Fri, 2011-02-04 at 13:50 -0800, Christopher Connell wrote:
> I don't have any intention of doing any hardcore gaming, but I'd like to see what the group thinks of the idea of gaming on linux. 
> 1) In particular your thoughts on Cedega, VMware, Parallels, KVM, Wine/Crossover, etc 
> 2) Do you think/what would it take for major Game Developers to port games to Linux?
> 2b) Do you think they stick to mostly Microsoft Windows because more users use that OS or do you think it more about Microsoft's business practices (e.g. Approaching game developers like they did with manufactures to have their systems carry Windows?
> 3) Also what's your favorite games for linux? Me: I seem to be returning to these games: Uplink, Metal Blob Solid (Really addicted to this one) and GLTron
> v/r
> Chris
> PS
> I've already read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_gaming

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