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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.
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
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
Originally posted by DJ P@CkMaN 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.
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/
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.