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Old 10-22-2003, 11:17 AM   #1
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Posted this in the worng forum before maybe you guys could help....


I have seen several games that I play online being hosted on linux servers....

How are the games different to windows games and where can you download them from....

Do the games run any better in linux than in windows ?

I have never tried a proper game in linux before so it's all completely new to me.....

Do I have to run them through an emulator or client or something....

I would be good to try how would one go about getting a game, installing and running ?

I mainly play UT, UT2003, Raven Shield, Ghost Recon, Half Life and counter strike.....


Old 10-22-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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Half Life and Counter Strike are server only ports (which is just wrong if you ask me, check out this -->
UT and UT2k3 both have native versions for Linux. The installer for Linux is on the third CD for UT2k3. For standard UT you can get the installer from

I've never really heard of Raven Shield before, and afaik Ghost Recon doesn't have server or client avail. for Linux.

If you're really into FPS games, I'd personally recommend Enemy Territory ( as well. You can download it free of charge (still free beer anyhow).

As far as performance wise, I've actually seen benchmarks with Quake 3 running on an NVidia GeForce that outperformed the Winblows counterpart. Of course NVidia has awesome driver support, and ATI is starting to make their own drivers as well (8500 and up).

Check out for a comprehensive list of all commercial games available for Linux. Also, in case you're not familiar with it by now, see for latest news on anything related to Linux gaming.

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