how does one obtain <whatever> without paying for it?
(trying to keep in the spirit of linux)
To me, the most important reason for using GNU/Linux is that it's free (as in freedom). A great bonus (I'll admit that
) is that it's gratis (plus that it kicks <random body part> compared to, say, msdos et al).
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So, I ask myself which free (libre), good games there is for GNU/Linux. Heard some bits and pieces, tried a few; these worked for me (i.e. I enjoy playing them):
Freeciv: (TBS) civilization almost-clone)
Wesnoth: (TBS) warcraft II meets HoMaM2
Battle of Survival (aka bos): (RTS) high-tech/futuristic *craft/CnC
bos only "sorta'" worked for me--I'm to dumb to win :\ (I get the "build many units, then kill many enemy units" part, but I still lose
I also tried `asc', where I didn't even have the faintest clue what I was supposed to do to win (build units--how? The four starting guys take down the (seemingly endless) enemy army--how?).
Yes, I know they're not of the same quality that recently produced (proprietary & commercial) games are--but these three are all free (libre & gratis). That's important to me; and, you know, I get entertained by playing those games (which is what I want).
Also, for `retrogamers':
supertux (think super mario)
powermanga (vertical scrolling 2d space shooter)
For *REAL* retrogamers, there's hack, adventure, wumpus et al.
Games I think are missing:
*) Masters of Orion II-like Space-themed TBS.
*) The Lost Mascots (The Lost Vikings with a demon, a gnu and a penguin replacing the vikings)
*) Some other game featuring Beastie, Tux and Gnu (`Gnucas'? `Gnucifer'?)
*) An RTS I can win
*) An RPG (using Diablo II as a role model can't go all wrong)
If anyone happen to know where I can find games fitting these descriptions, please let me know.