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Old 12-19-2011, 09:59 AM   #1351
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I would also still love to see a Linux version of Unreal Tournament 3.
I actually got UT3 a few years back really cheap thinking it would be ported to Linux, there were a lot of rumours and a lot of talk but nothing... I finally sold it off last year after hearing that it wasn't going to happen. I still play UT2004 from time to time, though not online.

Personally I would like to see the Thief series and the first two Total War games, nothing more, nothing less. Not going to happen though in either case.

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Old 12-20-2011, 04:23 AM   #1352
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The Steam platform with all it's games. I enjoy it's repository-like installation on Windows. They should just port it all to Linux.
I feel I was not clear enough in my last post so I would like to elaborate.

There are enough Linux versions of games on Steam to make porting it worth while I would think. If Steam is available on Linux then it would prompt more game vendors to design for Linux since there will be a clear and simple means to distribute it.

What games in Steam currently have Linux versions? Let me tell you some...
Alien Swarm
Bit.Trip Runner
Cave Story+
DOOM 3
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Gratuitous Space Battles
Heretic
Hexen
Jamestown
NightSky
Postal 3 (to be released)
Quake: The Offering
Quake 2: Colossus
Quake 3: Arena
Quake 4
Return To Castle Wolfenstein
Return To Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
Savage 2: A Tortured Soul
Serious Sam: The First Encounter
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
Serious Sam 2
Shadowgrounds
Shadowgrounds Survivor
Shank
Super Meat Boy
Unreal Gold
Unreal Tournament 2003
Unreal Tournament 2004
X2: The Threat
X3: Reunion
X3: Reunion - Special Edition
Wolfenstein 3D

Other major games which have Linux versions which aren't on Steam:
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Heroes of Newerth
Prey
Savage: The Battle for Newerth

Games which most certainly have a potential to be easier to port to Linux are:
All games in the Mac store of Steam.
Major titles including Valve's own Orange Box (Which include source games) and many other games.
Any game which depends on the source engine (there are a lot).

With so many big titles currently available for Linux and the prospects of more customers a Linux version of Steam would make sense wouldn't it?

SAM
 
Old 12-20-2011, 05:54 AM   #1353
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Never been a gamer, but it was nice to play Midtown Madness (I and II) and Caesar III (if I'm not mistaken with the version)
 
Old 12-21-2011, 08:45 AM   #1354
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Mania drive is an example of a game that could be paid for.
 
Old 12-25-2011, 02:34 AM   #1355
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sag47-

You might be interested in this:

http://www.desura.com/

They have a linux client now. Sorta like steam. Kinda.

Honestly for me free software is great and I mentioned some games I particularly like earlier in this thread. My main gripe though is that there isn't enough games that directly support gamepads/joysticks and thus my dreams of having a small linux htpc with gaming features is still out of reach. I don't want emulators really. I'd much rather have a new game optimized and done up pretty natively. Too bad we can't get a quake 3 engine based game that plays well with a gamepad. I tried with tremulous once, only good it can do is using the joystick in one hand and having the mouse in the other. Which isn't all that great.

Who am I to complain though? I'm not putting much effort into coding that stuff myself.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 02:31 PM   #1356
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I, too, would buy games from Steam if it had a working Linux port. For example I keep meaning to buy UT2004 but always end up wondering if it will definitely work on my system then not doing it -- if the Linux port was on Steam I'd risk it and I'm sure it would be a small risk.
Xovan: I do wonder whether the lack of joystick/controller support is due to teh fact that PC (in its pre-marketroid sense) users prefer to use mouse+keyboard and generally eschew other controllers for FPSs -- which seem to be what everyone goes on about when they talk about serious gaming.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 06:36 AM   #1357
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I, too, would buy games from Steam if it had a working Linux port. For example I keep meaning to buy UT2004 but always end up wondering if it will definitely work on my system ...
You could always download ut2004 linux demo version, if demo runs then buy full game.

http://www.gamefront.com/files/21215...4__Linux__Demo
 
Old 12-29-2011, 09:01 AM   #1358
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You could always download ut2004 linux demo version, if demo runs then buy full game.

http://www.gamefront.com/files/21215...4__Linux__Demo
Thanks, I will. Didn't know that existed.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 10:43 PM   #1359
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Lucasarts Star, WarsStarcraft, Settlers4, Need for Speed3 NBA Dynasty, War Metal: Tyrant,Warstorm, Twilight Wars ,Gardens of Time.

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #1360
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I would like to see Flight Sim X.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 01:55 PM   #1361
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I would like to see Flight Sim X.
It's not the same game, but have you looked at Flightgear or X-Plane?
 
Old 01-04-2012, 12:35 PM   #1362
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Jack 5.0

I need a bridge game, preferably Jack 5.0, or something similarly comprehensive and challenging. H tried loading my windows cd using wine, but no luck yet. still reading, searching. maybe soon will have it. but am surprised bridge game is not already available since it is such a popular card game.
 
Old 01-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #1363
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Jack 5.0 is a sophisticated bridge game for windows. I'm new and have tried to import using wine. Probly not doing something right. I'm very surprised Linux doesn't already have a bridge game. Seems it would fit nicely with brainy Linux users.
 
Old 03-06-2012, 03:37 PM   #1364
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"Mount and Blade"
http://youtu.be/Tt5AmqA3STc
http://youtu.be/GqMjx-j6Lj8
http://youtu.be/8FLmr3PWbJw
and
"Mount and Musket" (which I think is a mod for M&B).
http://youtu.be/tcoZgU4PV4w
There are many mods for this game

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:39 AM   #1365
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Not to fussed as i'm not a big gamer, but if rpg maker (in particular xp) came out in a unixlike os version, i'd actually buy it.
Other then that, i don't tend to play games on my computer.
 
  


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