Linux OS for gaming

Discussion in 'Linux Beginners' started by Bandicore, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. Bandicore

    Bandicore New Member

    Is there any specific Linux distro that is compatible with Windows OS games? Specifically ones from Steam?
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Windows games are windows games. they do not run on Linux, MacOS or Android.
    Steam shows for each game whether is works on SteamOS and Linux. Some Windows only games on Steam may work on Linux, search discussions or try it yourself. I believe you can try a game for max 2 hours and get refund if it does not work.
  3. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    In past years my sons have wanted to play windows games, and some of them work fine in wine. I believe we even installed the windows version of steam in wine in order to play some and it worked as well, but it's been a while and on older hosts, so I can't verify that. As to your question of OS, that would have been on debian and ubuntu, though likely any would have worked fine with a recent version of wine installed.

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