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tbrownarcher2
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Gaming?

Postby tbrownarcher2 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:51 pm

Is linux geared in any way toward gaming?. I am wondering if anyone can direct
me to a site where i can get games for free or very minimal charge. My system is linux mint 14 cinnamo


Thanks,
Nate
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Re: Gaming?

Postby ZaGhost » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:21 pm

There are some native games you can grab in software manager, some windows games work under wine....

However, Steam for Linux is in Beta testing now, so if all goes well, we will have a decent selection available soon

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Re: Gaming?

Postby Rudemeister » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:30 am

tbrownarcher2 wrote:Is linux geared in any way toward gaming?. I am wondering if anyone can direct me to a site where i can get games for free or very minimal charge. My system is linux mint 14 cinnamon


I installed Steam and I have a bunch of games installed right now. Works great too.

http://www.steampowered.com/
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Re: Gaming?

Postby mcoumans » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:15 pm

Keep an eye out for new bundles of www.Humblebundle.com

Steam on Linux (beta) offers a few free games (Team Fortress) and many discounts during this holiday period.
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Re: Gaming?

Postby tbrownarcher2 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:25 pm

hey guys / gals ... thanks for the info i will try it
HP 2000 Notebook PC running windows 8.1 (lap top )

and

Acer Aspire running linux mint 17.1 on the linux side and windows 10


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