[ubuntu-uk] Gaming on Ubuntu
zleap at zleap.net
Tue Jul 10 11:37:00 UTC 2012
On 10/07/12 01:47, Andres Muniz wrote:
> ----- Mensaje original -----
> > The best way to get a linux gaming page could be a updated ebook style
> > format-much like the introduction to linux (in pdf format from ages
> > that explains everything clearly for newcomers. A book style
> approach (in
> > digital format) could include documentation on games, sources (ppas) of
> > games for linux, links to wine emulator, ways to set up more "complex"
> > things in ubuntu (i.e. running windows programs if required) etc so
> > it is easy to find. We must also be careful not to get the impression
> > that we are persuading people to switch, more like showing there are
> > alternatives. By that i mean not to give them a talk(rant) of why
> > (insert fav OS) is better than (name another OS).
> > I think the best way to advertise gaming [for linux][ it is to make it
> > mainstream-let me explain.
> > If they find some "random" forum discussion where geeks share ideas
> > may get the wrong impressions about linux (most of them are easier
> to use
> > than windows, since everything is configurable). A better approach
> may be
> > to let users know that there are a lot of good games out there (and
> > steam arrives that will be a LOT more).
> > Personally, I can see the switch happening as msft took
> 25 years of
> > work and got rid of it. The start menu was not bad...
> > My ideas on the matter was more towards getting 12.10 more
> ready out
> > of the box-by that i mean dvd playback, vlc media player (now that you
> > have to pay to get windows media centre(?)) and other common programs.
> > That way the first impressions of win 8 for the average user would be:
> > 1-where is the start menu!!!???
> > 2-how do i get rid of metro and go back to classic windows!?
> > 3-very untituitive, have to relearn everything
> > 4-spent £1000 on laptop, now have to spend 25 more (if have win
> pro) to
> > get media centre-(some people still use it)
> > On the other hand on ubuntu side it will be
> > 1-have to relearn anyway so why not try this-wait, you can go back to a
> > similar (gnome 2/xfce) windows feel on this free os! :-)
> > 2-a lot of programs are free with good support (dropbox, office suite,
> > pdf reader, web browser, pic manager etc etc)
> > 3-there are games for it (on ubuntu software centre and hopefully on
> > steam by that time)
> > 4-huge community support
> > 5-less viruses ( etc...)
> > Basically we need to let people know that there is support out
> > for people switching-the vast majority(non geeks) wont try hard[read-
> > "at all"] if it isnt working-they will go back to what they know. If we
> > can advertise the ammount of support that people can receive that will
> > have a greater impact on all aspects of ubuntu. More people
> > more publicity/ more developers will start coding for it), better
> > applications, quicker fixes etc etc, better hardware support because of
> > 1.
> > Currently linux hangs about 1-2% of consumer (not server) market, thats
> I thought the number was more in the 5% area. If you take the amount
> of hits wikipedia gets from linux os. (This probably is helped by
> > why no one really knows anything about it (outside specialised
> sphere of
> > techs and geeks). I think people arent switching because there are
> > reluctant to change (gonna have to any way!) the way they do things and
> > the reluctance to relearn anything, even if it is vastly superior to
> > what they used before (of course , until they realise it is much
> > easier/more effective, unfortunately that could take months).
> > What do other people think???
> > On 9 July 2012 20:36, Daniel Case <danielcase10 at gmail.com
> <mailto:danielcase10 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > > Hey guys,
> > >
> > > If you haven't heard, Windows 8 drops in October (around the release
> > > of 12.10) and a lot of speculation says people will be looking for
> > > alternate operating systems, Windows 8 gets rid of a lot and it is
> > > another Windows Vista as it were, whereas Unity has become a pleasure
> > > to use. So I think Ubuntu may get a lot of new users during this
> > > time...
> > >
> > > Some of the main things that stop users migrating are gaming,
> > > not working etc, but Steam is releasing a client for Linux and Unity
> > > (the gaming engine) as well, I think this page could do with an
> > > update: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games/ and also, could we
> > > write a new page about "Linux Gaming" and get it to the first page of
> > > Google? At the moment the second result is an article from 2009:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Mono
> > >
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> > >
> there are some videos on youtube of people gaming on linux based
> distros. Some of the games are not even played with wine and look
> pretty spectacular thanks to openGL (i think).
> Showing that and some of the stuff that already came out of the humble
> indie bundle.
> that being said it has been a long time since I've done any serious
> gaming. Appart from angry words.
On games Oilrush looks really good, I think there may be a demo
available somewhere, i e-mailed the developers a while back and they
said there would be a demo (can't find in software centre though)
0ad, the Real time strategy game is coming along really nicely, lots
of dynamic scenery etc, so its something to really promote
skype : psutton111
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