stupid question

Discussion in 'Games' started by akira117, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. akira117 macrumors member

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    I know this is a stupid question but, since you can dual boot linux and osx. Could you install the linux version of ut 2004. I am just wondering, i know it is a stupid question. :rolleyes: :confused:
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you can dual boot OS X with any distro of linux made for the PPC architecture, such as Yellow Dog (based off of Red Hat).

    But then again, OS X is a distro of Linux.

    The only stupid question is the one not asked.
     
  3. akira117 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is installing unreal tournament 2004 posible.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    UNIX, not Linux. Similar, but not the same....
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    If you install and boot into Linux, you should be able to install and run any Linux apps. Including UT2K4. However, performance and stability might be questionable, esp. among graphics-intensive apps (like UT).

    Edit: as mentioned below, "any Linux apps which are platform agnostic or written for the PPC." Thanks, broken_keyboard.
     
  6. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    I think it might be for x86 Linux only.
     
  7. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    i think you're right. at best it might boot, but run terribly slow. But I don't think it will work at all, actually.
     
  8. risc macrumors 68030

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    It wont work at all. x86 and PPC binaries aren't compatable. Also don't most PPC Linux distros lack 3D support (at least for the hardware that could actually run this game)?
     

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