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Topic: Linux - just a pity (Read 1649 times)

  • rjhowie
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Linux - just a pity
I ahve tried linux and it is a simple to use OS but just a shame my train simulator programme cannot be used on it. Members have said it is not really possible and you require DirectX11 for it to function. Means any time you buy a new pc or laptop one has to take Windows (or Mac) to use it.
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Re: Linux - just a pity
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I say Windows, what a pity. Direct X 11.1 will exclusive to Windows 8, so give a couple years and even Windows users will have trouble getting things to work without the so-called upgrade.

  • ersi
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Re: Linux - just a pity
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What's that train simulator programme in question? Transport Tycoon game? There's a Linux clone for that.

  • Frenzie
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Re: Linux - just a pity
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@ersi

I believe we should seek it more in this direction:


But to take things to this decade, probably more like this:

(from the videos it seems fairly similar but with better graphics)

  • ersi
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Re: Linux - just a pity
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Cutesy game, even though its only purpose seems to be virtual sightseeing. Anyway, before moving over to Linux completely, RJ would do well to try it for a longer while in dual boot. Maybe he will learn to set up a virtual Windows installation to play the game.

I'd understand the complaint if he were playing games for a living. Maybe he does...

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Maybe he will learn to set up a virtual Windows installation to play the game.

I'd understand the complaint if he were playing games for a living. Maybe he does...
Would a virtual machine give him the performance he needs to run the simulator?

  • ersi
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I don't know. I never tried a virtual machine. I only tried PlayOnLinux. Some stuff works.

  • Frenzie
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Would a virtual machine give him the performance he needs to run the simulator?

I don't think any VM implemented DirectX 11 yet. But also, performance is something like a fourth of native.