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Old 03-17-2004, 05:46 PM   #1
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Linux Games


I found a site with a lot of linux games, but when I played a few, I noticed that one of them looked like something that would work on an i386. I've got to take my red hat off to tux racer though. I enjoyed this game a lot.
I am not a linux expert, but learning quickly. In the last six months, I've had to reinstall windows three times on my home system and taking into account the number of drivers I had to install, it takes all day to get a virus infected ms box reinstalled.
Why is there no commercial software companies that create software for linux? It would be so nice to walk into a game shop and find a stall of games for linux that can compete with games made for windows. I know loki got windows games to run on linux, but the last time I checked their site it didnt look like the company was having much success.


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Old 03-17-2004, 06:22 PM   #2
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I dont think enough people use it to warrant it.

I think this is a changing trend though especially with microsofts new licensing and the impressive GUI tools that linux now provides.

I have also been looking for games for linux boxes a few linux compatiable games that are also compete with Windows are

QUAKE
Americal Army
pingus --- > like lemings
netpanzer
QuantumStarSE


a good website to go to is

http://www.frankscorner.org/

where you can find ways to using windows games on linux

-JAX
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:38 PM   #3
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I will give this a try. The only problem is wine runs entirely in text mode and I although I am better with linux now, I am still no pro. I will give wine a try next month.
 
  


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