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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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How to disable touchpad while running full screen applications / games?

Laptop support in Ubuntu is rather disappointing. It's like Ubuntu and Kubuntu are two different worlds. Is there a script to disable touchpad while running full screen applications? I tried to write ...
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Installing new GNOME 3.16 games in Ubuntu 15.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 with GNOME 3.16. I am wondering if it is possible to install the new GNOME 3.16 games (including taquin) in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04.
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Making HDD Executable

I am very new to Ubuntu and I have experienced much grief in these last weeks as I have tried to download steam and play games on my computer. Steam downloadeds on my ssd and runs fine, but I would ...
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Steam Driver Issue - Please help

I recently installed Steam to my computer, and purchased the lovely Orange Box bundle from Valve. Upon opening Steam, I was greeted with a message telling me that I should update my video card ...
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Gaming theme for Ubuntu/Xubuntu [on hold]

I've been looking for a new theme for my Xfce setup. I was looking for something like "HUD evolution", that is avaible for windows, but found nothing. Anyone knows a good "retro" theme like this one? ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Discovering I needed Wine to run anything Windows-based. I discovered I'd need DirectX to do anything significant, which in turn needed .NET framework. Using this ...
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How to allow a process to use more memory

I am trying to run a game on Steam at a decent speed. I exceed the system requirements for this game, and the game is already set to minimum graphics, but it is still running slow. I have been using ...
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Cannot find winemenubuilder.exe when trying to run StarCraft 2

Recently I've installed StarCraft 2 via playonlinux. The installation was absolutly no problem, everything was fine. But if I want to start the game now, it crashes. If I start it on the Terminal I ...
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Add PlayOnLinux games to native Steam

I am one of the few Linux gamers out there and I am also a perfectionist. That makes me want to add my non-steam games to my library. But there is the problem. 95% of my games are PlayOnLinux games. I ...
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CXXABI_1.3.8 not found

So, I'm trying to run heroes of newerth and get the error ./hon-x86_64: /home/c0ding/HoN/libs-x86_64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.8' not found (required by ...
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Warface EU on ubuntu

I can't play a European game named war-face with Wine. Can you help me and show how to play this game on Linux with Wine?
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How do you install sauerbraten? [duplicate]

How do you install sauerbraten on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Age of Empire install problem

I've mounted the AOE iso and it seems working. But when I start a game, get an error message "You must insert a game CD to play a single player game, and then restart Age of Empires". Here is what ...
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Ubuntu Screencast

I want to screencast my minecraft gaming. I did this firstly with recordmydesktop (and gtk-recordmydesktop). It works fine, but the file size is too high (564MB for about 5 min). I also tested Kazam ...
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Heroes of Newerth on 15.04

i tried to run this game on Kubuntu 15.04 (i used to play it two years back) but i cant seem to do that. When i try to ./hon-x86_64 it spits this error: ./hon-x86_64: ...
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How do I set the USB polling rate correctly for my Logitech mouse?

I have a very specific need to change the mousepoll value in Ubuntu 15.04. In Kerbal Space Program there's a Linux bug where if you drag the view with the right mouse button while the mousepoll value ...
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Wine Program doesnt run 90% of the games [on hold]

Ok, I have many games in my pc including GTA 3, NFS MW, San Andreas, Vice City but my wine program loader doesnt seem to work on them and the output is- The game is magnified so much that i can see ...
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How do you configure snes9x-gtk joypad 2? [Lubuntu 13.04]

I am trying to play snes9x-gtk with two players using PS3 Dualshock. My problem is the input configuration for player 2. It will not register my button presses for js1. js0 works fine. Jtest for ...
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wine and nvidia optimus problem

I have Asus N53SN computer which has nvidia optimus. Rift online is working on my ubuntu but its using intel card. i need to make it work with geforce. But optirun wine riftpatcher.exe saying to me ; ...
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League of Legends - Fps drops and sound distortion [Pinguy OS] [closed]

i have installed the game 'League of Legends' through PlayOnLinux and i'm experience some serious issues with it, and am probably switching back to windows in the next few days until i can find a fix ...
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Help understanding or preventing this Kernel Panic?

Recently, I recieved a Kernel Panic while playing a game. I have not the slightest clue on how to even understand the panic, but I have provided few pictures that show it all. Other relevent info: ...
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xword not accepting keyboard letters

Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, xword crossword puzzle game is not accepting letters from a hardware keyboard nor onscreen keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts are working to advance to the next letter, word, etc. it ...
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How do I change screen resolution in Dosbox through Wine?

My old DOS game (Tomb Raider I) installs and then runs fine with Wine by making use of Dosbox. Everything works (keys, audio, full screen) but I am unable to adjust the resulting screen resolution. ...
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Installing “Heroes of the Storm”

I went to the BlizzCon .. great time and I saw their new game Hero Of The Storm - http://www.heroesofthestorm.com/en-us But I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try to install it, it does not work, ...
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Help running FightCade application?

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to get the application FightCade (fightcade.com) up and running. I followed the directions in the readme file, but have run up against a wall: I used the terminal to ...
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Can I reset my Wine install?

I think I borked my Wine install. Is there a way I can "start fresh", so to speak--completely uninstall everything Wine-related and start over?
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Upgrading to 14.10 causes Dota to (sometimes) crash my computer?

So I was on Ubuntu 14.04 for a while and was perfectly happy with it, except that my mic was a little bit weird about when it wanted to work or not. I asked a question about it on AskUbuntu, and then ...
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Steam refuses to launch on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using an Ubuntu Acer laptop, and I installed steam about two months ago, having no problems whatsoever. Now, when I try to launch steam, nothing happens. Even the desktop icons for my games are ...
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Can I play windows game using wine and/or through steam?

When I download Wine to play Windows games, will I also be able to play those Windows games through Steam? I'm very new to ubuntu and I would need an advise in this regard.
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Unable to run games via Wine

Games does not working on ubuntu via Wine, but when I try to run games via Wine on other linux distributions (e.g. OpenSUSE), it works.I don't get any errors when I run the game,but it doesn't ...
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How do I install tuxLoL on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I installed League of Legends on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It installed, but when I click the launcher, I get an immediate bug splat. I'm following instructions how to fix this problem but this one came up ...
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Logitech Gaming Software on Linux

I have a pair of Logitech G930 and they work fine on Linux. I'd like to be able to see how much battery is left and, if possible, configure the programmable G-Keys. I tried to download and emulate ...
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Color became weird after running a game in Wine?

Alright, so, I'm not entirely sure how to explain this... Screenshots don't show anything wrong, and Skype friends on screen share say it looks fine. But restarting fixes it. (For the most part (more ...
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Is there a kdegames package alternative in 15.04

The package kdegames is no longer available in Ubuntu 15.04. Is there an alternative to the kdegames package in Ubuntu 15.04? Prior to release 15.04, this package included a suite of KDE games, ...
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Can we run games like plants vs. zombie on ubuntu 15.04?

I have researched options like Android studio and Chrome Altered version but none of the is helpful. While installing Studio,I can practically run but could get much as it required some repository ...
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Please help me with 32bit libs for 64 bit

How i can fix this problem with "Portal"? I have only used Ubuntu for a few days (Ubuntu 14.04). AppFramework : Unable to load module vguimatsurface.so! Unable to load interface VGUI_Surface030 from ...
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Vivid / Poor performance on Football Manager 2014

When I launch a new game, I only have one star for performance, even for 1 league only, despite a good configuration for this (i don't want 3D view of matches): Xubuntu Vivid x64 / Intel Celeron ...
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How to prevent screen tear with VSync on games with radeon free driver?

In 3d games like Kerbal Space Program and Shadow Warrior, it is visible a horizontal tear, even when VSync is enabled in the games options. I have tried multiple values for "vblank_mode" in ~/.drirc ...
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Ubuntu graphics look terrible with games (dota 2) [closed]

In Dota 2, the grahpics of the game look pixelated and awful. The resolution is the same as windows and all the settings appear to be on high, but the game looks like a ps2 game. I am running with ...
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Gaming with Virtualbox, has it worked for you?

Currently I am using Windows 8. I have a virtual box with Ubuntu set up for development. Aside from that I sometimes just want to relax and enjoy a game (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Saints Row: The Third, ...
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Using multiple keyboards for multiplayer games?

I often play some games with a friend of mine that use single-screen or split-screen multiplayer, with arrow keys controlling player 1 and WASD keys controlling player 2. I have an extra keyboard ...
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How do I get my Rock Candy Xbox Controller t work on Ubuntu

-- [ ERROR ] ------------------------------------------------------ No Xbox or Xbox360 controller found Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ...
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PlayOnLinux does not show my application in the list of installed

I recently installed Hearthstone, and let me play with it. But when i closed battle.net client and game, the installation window was running. It was waiting for the installation's end. I close this ...
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AMD A6 Processor, Radeon HD 8400, Laptop: Ubuntu running slow

I have recently installed Ubuntu. I had done some research about switching to Ubuntu and if its worth it. It seemed pretty convincing that Ubuntu was a great OS and is better than Windows 8, the OS I ...
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How to install League of Legends in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and PlayOnLinux 4.2.2. I managed to get League of Legends almost running perfectly, there are only two problems. The first is that the shop to buy things with IP/RP is just a ...
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Vegastrike sound on 14.04

having a lot of trouble with VS on 14.04. I've install VS, along with all the other packages (music, data, speech), and it starts perfectly. However, there is absolutely no sound at all. I've ran ...
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Xbox 360 gamepad controller left and right analog sticks not working properly in FPS games

With most other games, my Razer Onza controller works fine but when trying to use it with a FPS game I ALWAYS have problems with one or more of the Axis controlled by the left or right analog sticks. ...
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What's the best chess program for a beginner?

Pychess wouldn't work for me and after trying other software I settled for Eboard. I can play a basic game with it but the interface is intimidating and there appears to be no documentation. Is there ...
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How to download game on linux ubuntu from a CD

So I have a Bookworm Adventures CD and earlier today when I put it in, all I get are files. Nothing to install. Nothing to even play. I've been searching for hours please help.