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Old 01-25-2005, 06:21 PM   #31
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HalLife and HL2 foreva!

Have anyone experience in running MU Online (muonline.com, muonline.co.uk), Lineage2 (la2.starnet.md), KalOnline (kalonline.com), Ragnarok on linux?

Do you know online games like listed above?
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:31 PM   #32
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Half-Life, really?. I cannot understand what peoples see in Half-Life:

- It's buggy: Game crashes all the time. If you accidentally press the "window key" or alt-tab, you lose sound or the cursor pop-up at the screen all the time... or simply crashes. You can occasionally be stuck at walls and elevators during loading points. That's when you don't die suddenly, smashed in a wall when riding a "train"

- It's ugly: You met all the time security guards and doctors who looks alike. Enemies are repetitive as well.

- Has no story: Peoples believe there's a great story. I fail to see where. The only thing that happens is to meet security guards and doctors (who once again, looks alike) that tells you a few things, not helpful at all.

- It uses Steam...

I don't know... once again, I fail to see what all the hype is with Half-life. I believe that Dark forces II is a much better (and older) game then Half-Life, even though, looks "uglier". Please, somebody tells me what's so awesome about Half-Life. I don't want a flame war, I just want to see, hear, understand that weak, buggy, repetitive over-rated game HL is...
 
Old 01-26-2005, 12:19 AM   #33
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I'm not really into games, but I like Frozen Bubble and KBounce when I got some time to kill.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:47 AM   #34
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I am not a gamer and the only game I play is halflife. I complete this game again and again and do not accent view on bugs. I like it because it have levelless scenario. Player can return to previous level. It is very interesting to walk through labs "before and after" like in fat burner ads There is a lot of puzzles, it requeres to be very attentive. Unlike other games you can't use taktiks "go go go, kill em all". You have to stop and use your mind.

I talk about first original halflife. After completing HL2 I am feeling myself ... deceived. Second is a wonderful game, but I was more impressed after first part... much more.

And I am happy that HL/HL2 is working on linux.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:52 AM   #35
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Originally posted by Megaman X
Half-Life, really?. I cannot understand what peoples see in Half-Life:

- It's buggy: Game crashes all the time. If you accidentally press the "window key" or alt-tab, you lose sound or the cursor pop-up at the screen all the time... or simply crashes. You can occasionally be stuck at walls and elevators during loading points. That's when you don't die suddenly, smashed in a wall when riding a "train"

- It's ugly: You met all the time security guards and doctors who looks alike. Enemies are repetitive as well.

- Has no story: Peoples believe there's a great story. I fail to see where. The only thing that happens is to meet security guards and doctors (who once again, looks alike) that tells you a few things, not helpful at all.

- It uses Steam...

I don't know... once again, I fail to see what all the hype is with Half-life. I believe that Dark forces II is a much better (and older) game then Half-Life, even though, looks "uglier". Please, somebody tells me what's so awesome about Half-Life. I don't want a flame war, I just want to see, hear, understand that weak, buggy, repetitive over-rated game HL is...
Never had to many stability issues with either HL... Didn't find either one ugly as such either, but they tend to push a deliberate boring reality. For it's time the orifinal pushed toward more realism with breaking articles and relistic strategy battle - which is why counterstrike went well as a result. There were other things in it that guards and scientists, but you need to get through the first few levels Then it's various aliens and army guys and helicopters and even alien worlds. And a big boss at the end (that HL2 didn't have).

HL2 - well it used steam and it's hell to install even on windows at times, but the physics of the engine is hard to believe. The way things move and bob in water and react to pushes and throwing and shooting is as good as it currently gets. It is an absolutely brillant game, even with the weak ending, but the hell of the installation means I won't buy another valve game... And there was the cool air boat and the buggy, and the bug dudes you got to help kill the bad guys. And the gravity gun. Or zero point thingy. That was pretty cool. And nice water effects and full reflection. Pity about the crappy water/ground boundaries tho

Of course jedi knight 1, 2 and academy are cool too, and they run well in linux/cedega, tho I needed a no-cd pach for academy... And jedi knight won't run with 3D acceleration

I've played all through several times. Currently doing academy and HL2 again
 
Old 01-26-2005, 10:26 AM   #36
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Hey guys, thanks for clarifying it for me. Well, yeah, the levels in HL were great and the high definition pack shipped with Blueshit brings the graphics to a higher level, which is cool. Perhaps I've to give it another shot. I remember playing the game as far as the alien world begins and you start in a platform and has to jump to other platforms.

Well, we will see
 
Old 01-27-2005, 02:46 PM   #37
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xKobo (or Kobo Deluxe if ya want sound & music).

Addictive little arcade game.



Most of the games I played on Windows are java applets or Flash, so they work fine in Linux.

Example: Neopets




I'm getting Wine to run a pantheon of old Win16 games too.
 
  


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