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Old 07-31-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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any recommendation for good games ?


had downloaded some games :: wesnoth , warzone.2100 , nexuiz and CodeRed ...

this is the first time i'm downloading linux games , and now i had 4 of them installed but i can only play and run Wesnoth in my 400mzh celeron , the rest are kind of very slow and jerky or simply freeze , speed and hardware problems i guess ...

had tried searching for other games on the net but there are so many of them , can't really tell which one is lighter and which one is heavier on resources and graphic hardwares

so are there any good games to recommend for my older celeron , shooting(cs style?) , strategy(dablo style?) or whatever , i don't really need fantastic texture , shadows and 3d rendering , as long as i can play those well with my pc , that would be ok , i would also like to have those arcade games(are there any?2d?) like those found in coffee canteens game machines , eg. that B52 bombers battles and galaxy space battles(can't really remember the actual names for those)

if anyone are playing or had come across some good games that you like and you think they might work well on my pc , please recommend them ...

thanks in advance ...
 
Old 07-31-2005, 01:17 PM   #2
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If you like mind-breaking tactical games : FreeCiv => A Civilization-clone for Linux.
For arcade-style games : Do A search for "SDL-games" (Must have the SDL-libs installed , though..) There are quite a few pretty good ones amongst these.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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If you like mind-breaking tactical games : FreeCiv => A Civilization-clone for Linux. For arcade-style games : Do A search for "SDL-games" (Must have the SDL-libs installed , though..) There are quite a few pretty good ones amongst these.
thanks ...

those tactical games are for my son actually , i can't really play those
yeah , i will look at freeciv

those arcade-style games are actually for me(and my son too) , if you are still here , have you or anyone come across any particular good ones that got those b52 and galaxy shooting ones and the like ?

yeah , i got sdl installed , will search for SDL-games at the moment ...
 
Old 07-31-2005, 01:47 PM   #4
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http://www.libsdl.org/games.php
That's a pretty complete list on the SDL-site itself.

I've never been much into those shooters and the ones I played , I can't recall the name.
That's not to say , they're bad ; There are actually a few , that are quite slick , just not my cup o'tea...
 
Old 07-31-2005, 02:02 PM   #5
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I've never been much into those shooters and the ones I played , I can't recall the name. That's not to say , they're bad ; There are actually a few , that are quite slick , just not my cup o'tea...
great !! a very good link search site for me , i think i will stick to it for a while ...

as for my son's preference , those strategy/mind games and those "modern" style shootings games eg CS and the like , if i can install those that are not too resource hungry and wanting of newer hardwares , that would be great ....
 
Old 07-31-2005, 03:07 PM   #6
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I've been following two threads that might interest you (OP):
GOOD linux games (or was it "GOOD games for linux")
(title-search: GOOD linux games)
games suitable for 7 through 16 year olds.
(title-search: suitable 7 16)

The short version:

*) freeciv (TBS; already mentioned)
*) Wesnoth (TBS; already mentioned)
*) bos (Battle of Survival) (RTS) (I get my <bodypart> kicked)
*) supertux (super mario'ish)
*) powermanga (2d space shooter)
*) try also `asc' (TBS) (I get my <bodypart> kicked)
*) Blob wars (platform/shooter)
*) freedoom and prboom (FPS (First Person Shooter))
*) bzflag (FVS (First Vehicle Shooter ))
*) beneath a steel sky (adventure)
*) armagetron, gltron (kick-<bodypart> music) and ktron (Tron)

Note that all these games are free software.

freeciv consumes *much* cpu power on my box (increases w. time (i.e. `board' complexity)); I'd suspect few of the others to be nastily cpu-intensive (fx, the gltron `rules computation' is basically doing acceleration calculation and collision detection; much of the rest is only graphics-heavy (which sux for me since I insist on using free(libre) drivers)).

hth --Jonas

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Old 07-31-2005, 11:14 PM   #7
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wolfgl is also good, its a port of the old wolfenstien ...

lincity is good if you like city building ..

depends on what you are looking for i guess

heres a short list of games: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Game_List
 
Old 08-01-2005, 10:21 AM   #8
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downloaded some games from this http://www.libsdl.org/games.php , some of them are to my liking , especially Penguin Command and Blaster , and this OilWar is simple , hilarious and just kind of fun ...

still looking for good b52/fighter aircrafts(those top-down scrolling types) and tank battles games ...

will go more into that above mentioned short version and that short list of games recommendations , thanks ...

PS :: now my son are kind of learning how to position and create in Wesnoth , don't really understand what he meant by that , and we are kind of fighting for computer , maybe i will setup a "private" linux pc for him or what ...
 
Old 08-01-2005, 10:50 AM   #9
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wolfenstein: enemy territory is a really good online class-based first-person shooter. not open source, but still free and if I didn't get so involved in more productive things it would probably consume much of my time. great game if you don't mind waiting a bit to download all of the custom stuff people put on their servers. sometimes it just frustrates me and I go play Quake instead.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 02:56 PM   #10
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not open source, but still free
I suggest you read http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

You may (or may not; it's up to you) want to start saying gratis/libre or something else which is unambiguous.

my two cents --Jonas
 
Old 08-01-2005, 11:15 PM   #11
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Some Linux ports have been released for commercial games and are available for download. For example, Quake III, Doom 3, Unreal Tournament, etc. Note that you must have the original CDs in order to run these programs on your Linux machine.

I heard that Doom 3 runs MUCH more efficiently on a Linux system. I have never had the chance to try it out myself, though.

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