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Old 10-21-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
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online gaming for linux


guys I have been windows free for the past 3 years and my kids have been windows free for past 1 1/2 years , herin lies my dilema the oldest kid [hes 11 yrs] goes to www.runescape.com and plays a game there , my question is can you guys recoment any game sites where using linux they can play online strategy and role playing games I dont mind even for a fee ?They love freecraft and in winter for or five of their friends every friday come to play so anyway any ideas I would appreciate.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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Im not to sure what runescape is. Could you tell us what it is? And it seems to be like some sort of flash, or java online game? Well anyways if you want some games to play under linux, then I have a quike list (There are more games, but I can't think of them)

Free Good 3D/non3D games
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RTCW:Enemy Territory - 3D
Cube - 3D
FreeCiv - Non 3D
Tuxkart - 3D <<< not done yet, but keep an eye out for this one, the new version is almost out.
Legends - 3D<<< realy realy good game, get the beta before it becomes commercial
Netpanzer - 3D
Battle for Wesnoth <<< not the best game
Neverball - 3D <<< Same as Monkey Ball, fun game
Chromium


Commercial Games
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Americas Army
The Sims for linux << from transgaming
Kohan and some exspansions
Never Winter Nights
Return to Castle Wolfenstien
Doom3
Unreal Tournament 2k3, and 2k4
Soldier of Fortune
Quake 1, 2, 3
Doom 1, 2, final
Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault
Medal Of Honor: Spear Head
Medal Of Honor: Breakthrough (?)
Post 2 Share the Pain <<< not realesed yet, but demo avail
TuxRacer <<< RIP
Alpha Centauri
Sim City 3000
Command and Conquer / Red Alert / Aftermath / Covert Ops / Counter Strike/ - non 3D <<< Theres a port
Tribes 2 - 3D
Jagged Allience 2
Domminions
Hexen(s) - 3D
Vendetta Online - 3D
Gate 88

Games Under Cedega (formerly known as winex)
that worked great for me
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Steam: CS / DoD / HL / Hostil Intent, basicly all of them (except source)
Battlefield 1942 = Be sure you have a distro with pthreads
BF1942: Desert Combat = Be sure you have a distro with pthreds
StarCraft
Warcraft 3 FT / TFT
EverQuest
DarkAge of Camelot
Maniac Mansin Delux
Zack McKraken Delux
MOHAA <<< native version still in beta
Command And Conquer: Tiberian Sun
Max Payne
Max Payne 2

NOTE: You can use the free version wine with those games, it works almost as good.

Sry if I didn't put any links in yet. A simple google (at google.com/linux) should get you the link to there site. I got more games, but its late, and I got 2 finish my homework. (I never do it, decided it was a good time to start)
 
Old 10-22-2004, 01:42 AM   #3
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Re: online gaming for linux

Quote:
Originally posted by irish rebel
guys I have been windows free for the past 3 years and my kids have been windows free for past 1 1/2 years , herin lies my dilema the oldest kid [hes 11 yrs] goes to www.runescape.com and plays a game there , my question is can you guys recoment any game sites where using linux they can play online strategy and role playing games I dont mind even for a fee ?They love freecraft and in winter for or five of their friends every friday come to play so anyway any ideas I would appreciate.
Hello irish rebel, you may or may not find this interresting, but I have a number of games available, links, comments and support at my webby. I also have been Windows Free for about 3 to 4 years now including my kids and one chalenge for me was getting games working for them, although they are not as old as 11 yet.

Check it out and see if there is anything in there that you like or that can help.

Kind Regards (Just trying to help the community)

Ricardo W.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 07:07 AM   #4
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do u have a link to the site?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 07:21 AM   #5
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do u have a link to the site?
yeah I am sorry! www.gcclinux.com

there are pre-packaged games in rpm format that I upload for JDS Linux gamers, but for all other distros the information is located in the gamers community.

I hope you find it useful and helpful

Regards,

Ricardo W.


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Old 10-22-2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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I used to play Runescape in linux. It works fine in Mozilla and Firefox as long as you have Java installed.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 11:06 AM   #7
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Savage plays in both Lin and Win,... and there is no fee, beyond the puchase of the game. I haven't played online yet, as I just got it the other day (used,... for $12 US).

Cedega will apparently run WarCraft III and StarCraft very well. I have only played a little StarCraft.

Count on some other games in the strategy arena coming out soon. Linux gaming has been dominated by Shooters for the most part. The real place where we need (retail) games is in simulations and sports.
 
  


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