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Old 09-29-2005, 03:16 PM   #1
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Good Linux Games


I just thought it would be cool to have a thread where users could come post good games(or bad ones i suppose) that they've played on linux. I love gaming, but I love Linux also and can't live w/o windows only because of the games. I have spent alot of time looking for good games for linux, but usually come up with something that I would've paid $9.99 for to run on my 486 back in the mid 90s. I want something better. Cube(http://www.cubeengine.com/) is a good game that a friend showed me. It's open source, fps, online and networking capabilities. It's not the greatest graphics in the world, but it's good for a game that's completely free. The maker has also come out with the "next-gen version of cube", named Sauerbraten. It's basically Cube 2, but with better graphics. Alot better. It's still "experimental" but it looks nice. Wow, kindof got off on a rant there Anyway, I think this kind of thread would be benificial. Thanks!
 
Old 09-29-2005, 07:57 PM   #2
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Well, I was big into gaming when I first migrated to Linux, luckily, I was big into iD games. My favorite games to play on Linux are:

Enemy Territory
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Doom3
Counter-Strike Source
Neverwinter Nights
Guild Wars
Klotski
Frozen-Bubble
Risk

I only had to give up a couple games: Stronghold 2, Joint Ops, Silent Hill: The Room, and Rainbow Six. I really don't play anything these days.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 01:57 AM   #3
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Nexuiz is a nice FPS that i've played recently. It's based on a Quake1 derivative engine, is released under the GPL, and runs on Linux very nicely.

http://www.nexuiz.com/public/new/7.jpg
 
Old 10-01-2005, 10:10 AM   #4
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how do i run guild wars on linux??
 
Old 10-01-2005, 10:34 AM   #5
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Cedega

It is fully supported now, works quite well. There are guides on the internet to get the CVS so you don't have to pay 5 dollars a month to use Point2Play.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 08:59 PM   #6
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mkk i kant find ne guides i have a guild wars acc.but could somebody tell me an excat site with an easy guide plz.
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:50 AM   #7
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Cedega CVS
http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/...p?articleid=45
 
Old 10-10-2005, 05:59 PM   #8
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Easiest way...get the CVS of Cedega 4.4.1 and the frontend Grapevine instead of Point2Play. I used that to install GWs and then
Code:
cedega ~/Transgaming_Drive/Program\ Files/Guild\ Wars/Gw.exe
to run it. Very simple, just use Grapevine to install and run the game from the command-line.


Edit: Grapevine is a free frontend and works just as well as Point2Play.

Last edited by flower.Hercules; 10-10-2005 at 06:02 PM.
 
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:36 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by mythagel
Nexuiz is a nice FPS that i've played recently. It's based on a Quake1 derivative engine, is released under the GPL, and runs on Linux very nicely.

http://www.nexuiz.com/public/new/7.jpg
I'll second that.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 11:43 AM   #10
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Racer is a game I played at the recent LWE London. It's open source and downloadable.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 02:31 PM   #11
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Americas Army: http://www.americasarmy.com (Check http://icculus.org for updates on latest versions)
You can also check out the Americasarmy.com forums under the Linux section for updates on release of new version.

Americas Army is a great FPS that is free. Great graphics/sound/gameplay.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 07:01 PM   #12
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Well - I know these are not in the same league, or universe, as the previous offerings. However, I have enjoyed:

nethack - well yeah.
The falcon's eye frontend is very cool, but unfinished. Nobody seems to be maintaining it any more... what seems needed is a swap site for home-made xml tiles for the thing. I gather it is possible to add ones own tileset these days but cannot find a howto.

ultima - for fans.
Perhaps somewhat outdated, but a range of ultimas run under linux

interactive fiction
via one of the z-machine interpreters.
most distros have access to frotz (apt-get install or yum install frotz)
the old infocom dos games and many more are available and you can write your own.
From the dos games, you only need the .dat file and frotz (frotz game.dat) to play. Though you'll probably need the scanned manual to evade the copy protection.

mostly, games that run well are somewhat old.
I've been playing around with whomping up some of the older ones myself - like that old chunky-graphics starfighter I used to have on the trs80? Better graphics and the same gameplay should be good fun.

Quit a lot of the online games clients will run under cedega of course. There are free frontends for cedega so you don't need point2play.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 10:07 PM   #13
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I started playing Nethack after seeing it in Linux Journal just this past issue. If you like RPG, you might like Tibia, a free (unless you want access to other areas, still fun as free) MMORPG that runs natively on Linux.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 03:24 AM   #14
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Being and old-hand table-top rpg player, I wouldn't classify nethack as rpg. In massive multiplayer games, I'm seriously looking at eve.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 10:54 AM   #15
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I play alot of UT 2004. I also second the motion on Racer being excellent, although I'm pretty sure the newer releases are no longer open source.
 
  


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