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Old 07-21-2003, 06:36 AM   #1
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Question the penguins and the games ?

I understood that games catalog is not really important under linux. And it's quite difficult to find games in RPM format for mandrake 9.1.

Do you have an idea where i could find some games ( like Unreal Tournament, Counter Strike ... ) for the Mandrake distro or for others ?

As Mandrake 9.1 is new user oriented, Am i right to say that it is the best distro to play with ? How about another distro ? ( Suse, Redhat, Aurox ) ?
Old 07-21-2003, 06:46 AM   #2
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Try searching for a game using I did and one site it gave me was, which probably has many games. Unreal Tournament's site for linux is

If the games don't come in RPM format, then try installing them from the source code (usually packed into a tar/tar.gz/tar.bz2 archive). It is a bit tricky, but most of the archives contain README and INSTALL files which help (sometimes).

If the games are available as source code, then I dont see why one distro would be better than the other, unless maybe one distro has newer/more drivers for graphics cards.
Old 07-22-2003, 06:25 PM   #3
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You're unlikely to find a game like UT2003 as an RPM. The files are distributed from the site as .bin files - you will need to make it executable (chmod +x filename.bin) and then (as root) run the file to install it.
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Check out Frank's Corner to see how to run some of the common windows games in linux via Wine or WineX.


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