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Game performance is AWESOME!
« on: October 11, 2014, 07:29:11 PM »


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I work so much that I really haven't been able to do much of any gaming on LL2.0, although I have it all set up to do so. I mainly use:

Steam (of course)
Mame v0.154 (with QMC2 frontend)
Mess 0.154 (With QMC2 as well)
Retroarch (emulator frontend with multiple emu cores...plays dozens of systems)
FS-UAE (Amiga emulator, with FS-UAE launcher)
Vice (Commodore 8-bit)
ScummVM (Lucas/Sierra interpreter)
Dolphin (Wii/GC emulator)

And I run it all on:

Pentium G3450 Haswell
Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Wifi
8GB DDR3 PC3-10666 1333mhz
500GB Sata HD (not an SSD)
Another 500GB SATA. and yet another 4TB external storing most games
Geforce GTX 460 (OEM Nvidia)
Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless controller "for Windows" (Plug and play in LL!)
Wii remote (for Dolphin, works great with BT)

The system as you can see is not the best of the best spec wise, but no slouch either. I get pretty solid performance in any OS (Windows 8 or Linux), but in Linux Light it takes it a step further. The performance increase is so substantial that I don't think I could bear to go to another distro.

I basically just wanted to point out that Linux Lite is not only for "old computers". I never really hear people talking about using it in higher powered machines for solid emulation and modern gaming. This is the best distro (ubuntu based that is) for gaming on a modern gaming rig in my honest opinion. All of those extra resources that would have been used to give you a heavy desktop are being re-routed into your gaming experience :)

Anyone else using emulators in LL? Retroarch is incredible.
Last Edit: February 15, 2016, 11:08:08 PM by Jerry

Re: Game performance is AWESOME!
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 01:11:45 AM »


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