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Old 04-03-2005, 02:49 PM   #31
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bzflag is good, although the idea of a tank jumping is a unique one ;-)
Back in the amiga 500 days, I used to play a game named silkworm; your `avatar' could be either a helicopter, or--surprise--a jumping tank. So actually, it's not unique.

for-your-information-ly yours,

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Old 04-03-2005, 02:59 PM   #32
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Originally posted by jonaskoelker
(rewind a bit)


Back in the amiga 500 days, I used to play a game named silkworm; your `avatar' could be either a helicopter, or--surprise--a jumping tank. So actually, it's not unique.

for-your-information-ly yours,

Jonas Kölker
Silkworm was amazing! I had it on my (tape!) Amstrad CPC 6128. It was sold as Schneider in Germany and possibly the Netherlands too. I downloaded the Amiga version for the UAE (emulator) and the arcade version for xmame
 
Old 04-03-2005, 10:54 PM   #33
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Whoa, so many games to check out... Well once i own in cube ill find somthing else to own in.... So Americas Army on linux hey....... Im gunna have to try it.

Anyone had luck with deus ex... damn i loved that game!
 
Old 04-04-2005, 07:23 AM   #34
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I might download America's Army. I've heard people talking about Enemy Territory for a while now but always thought of it as a RtCW mod and I don't own RtCW. Since I read here that it's free, I went and downloaded it, had a game or 6 this morning it was cool and ran great
 
Old 04-04-2005, 07:42 PM   #35
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Well, many, many games are compatable with DosBox...so, you can play most DOS games you can think of in linux...with DosBox...
 
Old 04-04-2005, 09:55 PM   #36
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Full Throttle was an awesome game back in the day, actually it still is
 
Old 04-04-2005, 10:26 PM   #37
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thanks to this thread i found out about enemy territory, i still cant believe a game this complete is free. the graphics is a bit dated but still, its a fun game, and it runs great on linux.

speaking of old dos games, the original command & conquer and warcraft are right up there, and also master of magic (turn based strategy game)
 
Old 04-05-2005, 10:56 AM   #38
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sorry but does anyone know how to get command and conqure the origninal to work i never got it to work using dos box and would realy like to never compleated it
 
Old 04-05-2005, 11:08 AM   #39
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Not to mention all the fantastic Amiga games you can run if you install UAE for Linux and you have a system ROM file.
Skidmarks is one of the most addictive games ever made in any format...
 
Old 04-05-2005, 11:11 AM   #40
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I might download America's Army. I've heard people talking about Enemy Territory for a while now but always thought of it as a RtCW mod and I don't own RtCW. Since I read here that it's free, I went and downloaded it, had a game or 6 this morning it was cool and ran great
yes - ET is awesome. plus it's free and stand-alone, Linux native, and there's tons of activity, public servers, new maps, etc. - if you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it.

 
Old 04-05-2005, 11:24 PM   #41
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I also loved ufo: enemy unknown... I didnt bother with the dox emulation, just used the amiga roms
 
Old 04-06-2005, 12:00 AM   #42
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I just tried this game: glest I tried the windows version of this game, and it has awesome 3D graphics . There is also linux port for this game. This is real time strategy game like WarCraft or StarCraft. This game is licensed under GPL and under heavy development. If you want to try the linux port, download it at: http://www.stud.uni-karlsruhe.de/~uxsm/glest/
 
Old 04-06-2005, 12:01 AM   #43
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sorry but does anyone know how to get command and conqure the origninal to work i never got it to work using dos box and would realy like to never compleated it
check out freeCNC at http://freecnc-sf.holarse.net/
 
Old 04-06-2005, 02:25 AM   #44
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Baldurś Gate 2 Is the best game I ever play
 
Old 05-10-2005, 09:36 AM   #45
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Originally posted by pharmd
how does one obtain cedega without paying for it?
(trying to keep in the spirit of linux)
You can download and install the CVS version for free, use the installer from Linux-Gamers.net.

Of course it would be nicer to pay the developers for their work (and by doing so have a say in the future development), but if you're a poor student like me who only occasionally plays games then that isn't really viable.

Wine works with quite a few Windows games well too, and I prefer to use it to CVS Cedega as it's free. There's a somewhat incomplete list at Wine's Application Database which gives advice on games which work and otherwise.

Mostly I play Abondonware (old games which have been released on the 'net to free (legally, of course)) using DOSBox, most games work very nicely that way. Tweaking with the config files is a good idea to get a lot of games to run well using this, but I guess if you're using Linux you should be quite used to that.

For abandonware I recommend Liberated Games, Abandonia and Home of the Underdogs (though these aren't all free).

ScummVM is also excellent for old LucasArts games, such as Monkey Island 1 & 2, Day of the Tentacle, and Sam & Max.

Finally I just got XMame working which does a great job at emulating all of those arcade classics, though legally to use the ROMs on it one should own the original. I get ROMs from ROMnation.

More on Linux emulation can be found at LinuxEmu.

Hope this helped.

Nick
 
  


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