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Old 09-15-2002, 10:28 AM   #1
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Linux and Games


This might seem like a silly question compared to others in the thread, but I have to ask...

Do games work fine on Linux? Mainly Championship Manager, Unreal, C&C.

I'm very tempted to ditch Windows but I dont want a bunch of games that I've bought to be useless.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-15-2002, 10:39 AM   #2
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Windows-native games usually don't work (some do, using wine). Those ported to Linux (like UT, you download a patch to Windows version and play using your Windows cd) work very good.
 
Old 09-15-2002, 04:44 PM   #3
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Winex is still growing but is showing good potential to allow Linux gamers to run a good number of windows games. However it's nonfree
 
Old 09-15-2002, 07:04 PM   #4
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I've got Quake 3 and the new UT2003 demo running fine under Slackware.

You can check Transgaming's website for more WineX info.:

www.transgaming.com

Also, the Loki site is still up and running even though the company is gone. There's info. there for Linux ports of popular games:

www.lokigames.com

And finally, you can check the LinuxGames site for current info. on games being developed/ported for/to Linux:

www.linuxgames.com

j.
 
Old 09-16-2002, 02:21 AM   #5
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I just bought a game called Heroes of Might and Magic III

the graphics are really tight, and the game is not bad at all...is sort of like Diablo 2 I suppose....but it's a lot of fun. And you can play on line against other players just like Diablo 2. You guys should check it out,

oh yeah..and this is a Native Linux game,
 
Old 09-16-2002, 10:45 AM   #6
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Yup Heroes of might and magic was the first game i got for Linux. Actually some three years ago i got it as a present, and since it said only for Linux, i installed Linux and when i saw how it is i never went back to Windows
Well not quite, but one of the reasons i got Linux was to play Heroes of Might and Magic III cuz i only had the Linux version.
Now i also have UT, Soldier of Fortune, Rune, and i ordered new UT 2003 but it still didnt ship.
Also you can get Linux binaries and play quake, quake2, quake3, RTCW and UT on Linux if you have the windows version.
-NSKL
 
Old 09-16-2002, 07:13 PM   #7
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I still can't get Quake3 to run on my box, , damn nVidia!!
 
Old 09-16-2002, 07:48 PM   #8
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zLinuxz,

What problem(s) are you running into with Q3?

j.
 
Old 09-17-2002, 10:28 PM   #9
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These games work fine on my machine:
Quake III Arena (incl. many mods)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Soldier of Fortune I and II (Wine)
Red Alert II (Wine)
If you need help installing them, let me know.
On my website you can find info on how to install Soldier of Fortune II and RTCW.
 
Old 09-17-2002, 10:44 PM   #10
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do you use wine or transgaming's winex?
 
Old 09-18-2002, 12:08 AM   #11
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i bought heretic2 (loki) and i've never goten it to run, aparently i need a patch or something to install the game correctly but i cant find it or how to do it
 
Old 09-18-2002, 12:29 AM   #12
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There's a Linux patch for Heretic 2 listed here:
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/heretic2/#filelist

j.
 
Old 09-18-2002, 08:12 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by tundra
do you use wine or transgaming's winex?
Both, at the moment I run the cvs version of winex on Gentoo.
 
Old 11-25-2002, 08:12 PM   #14
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I got wolfenstein & quake working fine on my RH 8.0 + NVIDIA (nvidia latest drivers) TNT2 M64

It runes fine except that for some reason sound sometimes works, sometimes dont!
 
Old 11-26-2002, 12:49 AM   #15
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I have gotten q3 to work native. I also got Warcraft III to work under winex as well as Jedi Knight II. I am still waiting for Never Winter Nights linux client to come out... *sigh*
 
  


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