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GNU / Linux: It should support older games as well. Do you agree?

Linux: It should also support old games

Several things were discussed at will event of LibrePlanet 2020 on March 15, 2020. One of the discussions was on Gaming on Linux-based operating systems. Developer, Dennis Payne, noted that the latest versions of GNU / Linux no longer support old and free games.

Basically, there are some solutions for playing old games on Linux-based operating systems, such as installing the older version of the library. However, this procedure usually takes a lot of time and sometimes does not work at all.

Sure, we all know that with frequent improvements, Linux is still way behind Windows in terms of games, though its various distributions like Pop! _OS, Manjaro Linux, Steam OS, GOG and Wine aim to enhance it Gaming on Linux.

Linux: It should also support old games

These platforms facilitate the method of installing drivers to attract more users, allowing them to easily play the latest High-End games. What is surprising is that platforms these, support most of the big names, but still don't support their older versions.

But the main question is, why does the community want to run older free software games instead of playing the latter? To this question, Payne replied that the games we play influence our culture. "Old games are also part of our history," he said. That is why, according to Payne, the moderns distributions old names must also support Linux.

In addition, this will help older players give Linux a chance to see that the myth that GNU / Linux is not for gaming is not valid.

This incompatibility with older video games does not only exist in Linux, as users of the Windows. Most applications and games designed for Windows XP and earlier do not run in Windows 10.


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