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What linux for gaming with ATI cards?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by niko084, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. niko084

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    Heh video and things are working great, wine is installed now..... tick tock making linux even worth trying to run takes sooo long.... But in the end its worth it.
     
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    I'm so reformatting tomorrow and reinstalling Ubuntu! :D

    To kill my curiosity - what ATi drivers did you have/download for it? As in, are they the 8.39.4 set?
     
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    Yes sir they work GREAT... Little bit of a pain to get in but its all in now and so far everything seems great. Going to try a fairly decent 3d game here soon and crank on the settings see how it responds.
     
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    >.< Sounds painful!

    So they're the 8.39.4 drivers and not 8.40? Either way, glad they're working - keep us posted!
     
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    Ohh ya working great... Installed Enemy Territory just to play around and see how well it was working, maxed everything out and the game flew... Now I know I know this game isn't the most video pushing game out there, but I needed something to test some rendering with.

    Anyways back in winblows now, going to do some more work on wine later and get CS:S, America's Army, and maybe a few other games installed just to see how well it runs in comparison.
     
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    Glad it's all working well - initially, how are you finding Ubuntu compared to Feodora?
     
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    Everything feels about the same... Honestly though overall I think I like it a bit more, so far anyways...

    But at this point I'm not compiling my own versions either so...

    First time I even thought about installing it, glad I did.
     
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    Great stuff - think I'll 'ave a crack tomorrow if I get around to backing all my crap up.
     
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    I was planning on sending this link to niko in PM but I thought it'd better suited for everyone to have a butchers at.
     
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    Good read... We should almost get together a list of misc linux forums and help sites and do a good writeup on basic functions and controls for new people just getting started with it.

    I'm also considering writing some scripts to automate things like driver installs... Trying to get back into programming a bit and its been awhile..
     
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    I'm down with that, once I've sorted out my rig, reinstall Winblows & Ubuntu - I'll do my best to do a step by step guide of how I did my installation and set up.

    It'd be nice if someone with an nVIDIA card could do the same as niko & myself both have ATi based cards.

    Respect! :rockout: One day I hope to become knowledgeable enough to start doing things like that.
     
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    Yes that would be nice, I know in some cases Nvidia isn't must easier to work with under linux.

    It's really not that hard, look up a few things on it, if you have a logical mind, you can pick it up and start learning pretty quick within a few hours.

    I want to get into C.... But wow thats some rough stuff considering I would NEVER do it for a living, and to make it worse I am the type of person that creates stress when there is non, programming and trying to do a project in C while learning, probably die of a heart attack at 28.
     
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    I heard nVIDIA drivers are much better in Linux than ATi's - hopefully ATi can pull it's socks up.


     

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