playability of starcraft 2 in linux

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    playability of starcraft 2 in linux

    Hello,

    Has anyone managed to get starcraft 2 to run under linux at a playable frame rate? I've tried several distributions, both 64bit and 32bit and performance has been less than half of what it is under windows making it completely unplayable.
    I think it could have something to do with the level of optimization of the linux nvidia drivers because my cpu couldn't possibly be the bottleneck as it's a watercooled 4Ghz i7. My GPU is a GTX 460. I get approximately 40fps most of the time and it often drops to about 10fps during heavy battles.

    Please help





    Thanks

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    I didn't even got the game to display units/effects properly on Linux. Wine is emulating the Windows APIs and that takes CPU and GPU time. You can only make up with more hardware and some winetricks.

    Best choice is to keep a Windows installation and play games there and if you want to do anything serious, use Linux.


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