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alright ive been trying to install steam to play counter strike for about a month and it looks like i cant get it to work. and the threads ive made about it no one replies to me so im about to give up. im sure you guys can get it to work but im a major newbie. i installed wineX3.2 then i do this in the command line "winex3 steam.exe" it always seems to install fine but i get errors when i try to play.
anyway, are there any games that are easy to make work on linux? anything like a first person shooter? or anything at all (strategy, role playing, whatever) as long as its easy to install cause im a newb.
all three unreal tournaments have a linux port, but 2k4 requires some heavy hardware b4 it gives decent frames (i got a radeon 9800 pro and its jumpy)
but the first unreal tournament is tricky to install.
and of course theres BZflag, adictive and fun. alkthough it doesnt have stunning graphics. (but it is 3D)
There are some handy dandy guides over here that take you step by step through native game installs. Sorry, I don't support wine or wineX so native games are bout the only thing I really know how to make work.
Id Software's Enemy Territory is by far the best one around. It uses the RTCW engine. In the game, you choose to play as Ally or Axis. Either team, has actual objectives to accomplish. The coolest is, you can play as engineer, with the ability to construct/repairs weapons, tanks, bridges. Medic, who can recharge your partners life or ever resurrect them, cover ops or field soldiers....
Unlike the terrible buggy and dated CS, this game has practically no cheaters, it's fast and the adm. seems to be more mature. Also, the real spirit of team work is more alive then ever, since you score points, meaning that if you are a good medic, you can end up with more experience points then a fragger... Needless to say, you can acquire experience points. That will help you as reloading weapons faster or hold more then one gun at the same time, or even have a bigger life bar, for example.
Price: It's totally FREE. And the best is, ID Software made installers for both Windows and Linux deadly easy to get it working. Try it, you won't regret. Hopefully you will also eventually forget that terrible game full of cheaters shooting through walls that CS always have been... to do not say that Valve has something against Linux, apparently...
Originally posted by Imek I think it's something to do with ATI cards because I still have a crappy old Geforce 4 MX440 and ut2004 runs like a dream on medium detail settings.
I had a radeon 9000, i got 4-8 fps with ATI's driver (UT2004)... switched to a GeForce2 MMX200 w/ 32mb RaAM, i get 30-40fps on inside based maps (outside maps are about 12-15 though)...
I also agree ET is a good game, idsoftware in general is very good about having linux support with their games. Speaking of which.. I bet Doom3 is going to be a amazing.. I will drop as much money as it takes to play that game on full detail
thanks guys im at work now so i'll look further into detail of your posts when i get back home.
Megaman X, LMAO yeah man CS is infested with cheaters (aimbotters, wall hackers, ..etc..), racists, and immature children. but ive been playing CS for years and i cant stop because its ive been addicted to it since 2000. oh well i guess its time to give it up its not really worth the trouble i will check out Enemy Territory when i get home.
thanks for the replies everyone!!! this is the most help ive ever gotten on lq.org
I know that feeling very well. Once, I said to myself that I should try to stop playing Street Fighter. I've been playing Street Fighter, almost everyday, since Street Fighter II - The World Warrior came out. Last time I've played Street Fighter was.... 10 minutes ago :P.
I think you will like Enemy Territory, seriously. The game play is quite another, but it's very addictive and brings a hole lot of innovation for shooters, compared to CS that... *cough* brought us a lame shield ghehe