nilscab 19 avr 2013 à 14h33
Steam for llinux works on a old computer?
Hi everyone,

i have a old computer with the specs:

Pentium IV 3.00 ghz
MSI 915GLM-V
2 gb of ram ( 2x 1024 DDR)
Point of View FX 5500 256 mb agp card
hd western digital 80gb

i have dual boot with windows xp and linux mint 14 nadia mate desktop, i install steam for linux and don't work because a notice said i need the lastest private driver obviously i can't upgrade because 173 is the lastest driver for my old video card, in windows works fine i play cs 1.6 with 100.5 fps all the time drops only with smoke grenade to 70 or 60 fps but not affect the game at all.

Steam for llinux works on a old computer?

P.D: Sorry for my english i used google translate xD
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blackout24 19 avr 2013 à 15h02 
FX 5500 only supports OpenGL 2.0. It could be that CS 1.6 has higher OGL requirement than that.

EDIT: http://store.steampowered.com/app/10/

Linux System Requirements

OpenGL 2.1

NVIDIA 8000 series was the first to support that and it's the oldest card still supported by the 310 driver branch. You might get a used one for very little money.
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Doc Holliday 19 avr 2013 à 15h46 
the only down side to Steam for Linux is you need newer hard ware and few AAA games :(
nilscab 19 avr 2013 à 16h25 
Well that's too bad i really like mint 14 all the programas i used everyday have linux support and the operative system works smoothly.

Thanks for the comments guys :)
Fibbles 19 avr 2013 à 18h40 
AbartigerNorbert a écrit :
FX 5500 only supports OpenGL 2.0. It could be that CS 1.6 has higher OGL requirement than that.

EDIT: http://store.steampowered.com/app/10/

Linux System Requirements

OpenGL 2.1

NVIDIA 8000 series was the first to support that and it's the oldest card still supported by the 310 driver branch. You might get a used one for very little money.

I think that may just be a blanket minimum spec that Valve has applied to all their titles on Linux. The minimum specs they provide seem more inline with that required to play CS:S or TF2, not a GoldSrc game. I know from personal experience that I could run Half-Life via the Linux version of Steam using an ancient Geforce 6200 Turbocache card.

The Nvidia site says that the 6200TC only supports OpenGL 2.0 but it uses the 304 drivers whereas the 5500 uses the 173 drivers. Basically if you want to play a game that uses the original Half-life engine you'll need a Geforce 6xxx card or later, if you want to play a Source game you'll need a Geforce 8xxx or later.
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blackout24 20 avr 2013 à 8h11 
Jup I mixed it up. 8000 series for OpenGL 3.0 (minimum requirement for Source Engine) and 2.1 for Half-Life Classic games. Which is to bad. I have a laptop from 2007 with 6000 series and can't play source games in OpenGL despite Counter-Strike: Source being 2-3 years older than my graphics card. On Direct 3D there would not be a problem. But Valve probably had good reasons to go for OpenGL 3.0 with the Source Engine.
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