T400 laptop with 3D acceleration for gaming

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jaerki
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After disassembly of my main rig, for parts, I have purchased locally T400 laptop.

Now when my PC is no more, I still would like to play some games using Wine on linux.

Has any one successfully played games on T400 laptop with proprietary video drivers enabling 3D acceleration? How was your experience?

P.S.: Purchased T400 to libreboot it myself, however due to objective being overwhelming am trying this instead. I do not recommend using proprietary software.

GNUser
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If the T400 is still working you can get it to play Libre Games (0ad, Supertuxkart, etc). Those all play great (even though mine is librebooted, which is better for graphics). For proprietary games I don't know. Sorry.

Magic Banana

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1. Our community's resources --the forum, documentation, etc-- are for free software only.
https://trisquel.info/en/wiki/trisquel-community-guidelines

CalmStorm

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Magicbanana is right, jaerki we aren't really supposed to talk about non-free software here. That being said...

I will say I don't see why it would be a problem playing non-free games with wine on trisquel, if you have wine-staging. But there is one thing, make sure you do not run wine with root... ever!

That is essentially a non-requirement, in fact wine developers say that is like giving windows programs root in your linux based operating system.

ps, yes it is gnu/linux, but I wanted to make sure people understand my point.

Also, if you can avoid non-free games, you are better off. IF you have something you like though, at least run it through an emulator or something like wine.

To at least fight the security risk/privacy risk.

Better still if you have no interest, but again I understand missing your favorite game from the past.

jaerki
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0ad looks interesting. Will try to install it for the learning curve.

Good that I made this post in Troll Lounge, less likelihood of getting wrecked for talking about non-free software.

Regarding privacy risk, for now all I can do is use no-script and add blocker in my browser.

As for security risk I use reinstall. Luckily Debian/Ubuntu/Linux mint all reinstall easily. I really liked the looks of trisquel 7, it worked on my main rig out of the box with no issues.

CalmStorm

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Sorry to bring this up so late, but there are services for librebooting a T400 online why don't you use those? Vikings.net or Minifree.org, and many non-ebay ones. I would avoid ebay if possible after all.

PS, if you want something with openrc as an option though more difficult to use, Hyperbola/Parabola are options. As are others.

:)