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User Info: aPCplayer

4 years ago#1
My HDD in my gaming computer died so I have to buy a new HDD and install Windows again. But before I do that I was wondering how well does Linux handle gaming? I know there are some native Steam games that run on Linux right away but other games like BF3, Witcher 2, etc. would be playable through programs like Wine or PlayonLinux? Would these programs be updated frequently to play latest games like BF4 maybe a couple weeks after it releases or is there just no guarantee that games would work with these programs?

User Info: Digital Storm

Digital Storm
4 years ago#2
Highly doubtful.
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User Info: TheFeshPince

4 years ago#3
Unless you've got a lot of patience and are prepared to do some work to get things to work like they would on Windows, I wouldn't suggest Linux as your main OS for gaming. | |

User Info: Orestes417

4 years ago#4
Linux isn't Windows, if you want guarantees that Windows programs will work you're going to be using Windows
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User Info: Meghiddo

4 years ago#5
Just set up a dual boot, one for each os
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