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Old 01-26-2013, 06:52 AM   #1
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What Linux-games should I buy?


Well, now that finally games are being released for Linux I simply have to buy a few. But what games should I buy? There are too many and I don't know anything about any of them!
So I thought I'd ask around for advice. Here's what I like & play today:

First choice: Turn-based strategy.
CivCTP & AlienCrossfire are still very good but after 100 rounds I've won. I really need a modern one!
Second choice: RTS
Don't like "over-complicated" things - actually, one of the games I liked most is the very old Command & Conquer GOLD (for Win95) although more fine-tuned control of units would be good.
Third choice: "Building" games
Still play Railroad Tycoon (for Linux) and Capitalism II (for Win 3.1!)
Awsome games!

Could also add, I'm 55 years old and I don't want to spend weeks just learning a game. And no online-games, it's "old school" for me!
 
Old 01-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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Could also add, I'm 55 years old and I don't want to spend weeks just learning a game. And no online-games, it's "old school" for me!
Hmm, too bad, because Runescape may just be up your alley. Easy going, not over complicatred and cross-platform. But...non of the browser stuff. I just installed Quake, plays like a charm. There is a Strife in Ubuntu's repo as well, for a price under 5 Dollars, a steal I'd say.
 
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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Try this site:


http://www.penguspy.com/


There are free and non-free games categorized by type; whether they be adventure, arcade, cards, etc.
 
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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"On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy."
Ah...so, you saw the Movie too...

Thanks for the link, fellow program!!!

Thor

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in <GAMES> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
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FTL ?
 
Old 01-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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Thanks folks!
Been a busy week, haven't had time to answer before now.

www.penguspy.com, that was a good one!
Looking there I also remembered I actually bought Oil Rush some 6 months ago, then forgot all about it...
But my problem is still valid: there are too many games available for Linux, and too little time to try them all.
Any direct comparisons to for instance CivCTP?

I looked at FTL (http://www.ftlgame.com/) but unfortunately that site really sucks! Very difficult to find info about the game, also the very same problem as with Steam's site - grey text on black background!??!? I mean c'me on, who the h* can read that??
Maybe you can enlighten me, "spaceship simulation" - is that about fighting or building or business... ?
 
Old 01-31-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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... and Mr Thor, you might have convinced me to try an online game! Runescape really looks nice!
 
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and Thor, you might have convinced me to try an online game! Runescape really looks nice!
You'e welcome! I'm sure you'll like it..
 
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look at this.
From the FAQ in the website:
FTL is a spaceship simulation roguelike-like. Its aim is to recreate the atmosphere of running a spaceship exploring the galaxy (like Firefly/Star Trek/BSG etc.) In any given episode of those classic shows, the captain is always yelling “Reroute power to shields!” or giving commands to the engineer now that their Warp Core is on fire. We wanted that experience, as opposed to the “dog fighting in space” that most videogames focus on. We wanted a game where we had to manage the crew, fix the engines, reroute power to shields, target the enemy life support, and then figure out how to repel the boarders that just transported over!
 
  


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