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Purpose: how to provide a better user experience running a game

yesterday, working on projectfootball package, I found a fall in user
experience. A lot of games require, as you already know, 3D
accelleration, if it is not available they just don't start.  Well,
suppose I'm a new user, how can I know why that game is not working?
(an user might think: "Linux s**ks, games don't work!"
while: "No! Linux is cool, hardware s**ks)
Sometimes a message is showed in the terminal, but users run
applications using desktop files, so it is pretty useless.
This is my purpose: write a software with an UI (GTK+/Qt...) which
shows a popup if hardware requirements needed to play the game are not
reached, if they are, the game runs as usual. This new software should
be added as policy for games which need 3D accelleration support, we
will have to add a dependency on such games and change desktop file...
(still don't know, we have to define that)
What do you think? Should we work on this? Any purpose?

Devid Antonio Filoni

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