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Old 12-18-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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LXer: 21 More Notable Free Linux Games (Part 3 of 3)


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Linux is vastly underrated as a gaming platform. This may be due to the fact that there is no significant marketing of Linux games. With a lack of big-name games featuring in the computing press, coupled with a low market share for Linux on desktop PCs, things might seem bleak, with major barriers to the growth of Linux games.

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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In Linux, you don't game. You show off your CLI skill.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 03:47 PM   #3
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In Linux, you don't game. You show off your CLI skill.
ROFL
 
Old 12-18-2010, 05:24 PM   #4
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What? Gaming is for Windows users! They think that gaming is computing! Linux users are different and show off their skill (which is more appropriate) to show off their computer, not their gaming skill like those who are sympathetic to Microsoft's totalitarianism. I don't get what the ROFL is for.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 05:59 PM   #5
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What? Gaming is for Windows users! They think that gaming is computing! Linux users are different and show off their skill (which is more appropriate) to show off their computer, not their gaming skill like those who are sympathetic to Microsoft's totalitarianism. I don't get what the ROFL is for.
Ehhh...well I'll still be buying "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" for Linux this christmas.
The ROFL was because I found your comment hilarious. I'm studying computer science and a lot of my colleges who use Windows as their main OS play a lot less computer games than me. Since I use Linux most of the time I'm better at using the CLI and help them if they have problems. When I need some help fixing an obscure Windows problem I go to them for help. Our computers are work-horses 90% of the time regardless of the OS we use and we learn new stuff from each other all the time.

Your comment is funny because it's just plain silly. If you acquire knowledge just because you want to be a show-off then you're doing it for the wrong reasons
 
Old 12-18-2010, 09:52 PM   #6
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In Linux, you don't game. You show off your CLI skill.
Also didn't you say that configuring wifi through the CLI was impossible? Well what happened to your CLI skill?

Also the only gaming I would ever do is non-conventional gaming (console emulation: NES, SNES, PS1, 3DO, MS-DOS).
 
Old 12-18-2010, 10:48 PM   #7
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Also didn't you say that configuring wifi through the CLI was impossible? Well what happened to your CLI skill?

Also the only gaming I would ever do is non-conventional gaming (console emulation: NES, SNES, PS1, 3DO, MS-DOS).
Just take a look at this shell script I created to configure my wireless network:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

iwconfig wlan0 txpower on
iwconfig wlan0 channel 9
iwconfig wlan0 essid #censored
iwconfig wlan0 key #censored
iwconfig wlan0 frag 512
From my home directory, I run this script by:

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sudo ./iwconfig.sh
and I am connected. This was all thanks to a tutorial in this very forum about Wi-Fi in the CLI.

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Old 12-19-2010, 04:39 AM   #8
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Now, now! Stop laughing at Kenny! It's not nice!
 
Old 12-19-2010, 05:18 AM   #9
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Thank you brianL! Finally someone here is sticking up for me.

To the others: Having been cyberbullied on PCW Forums and Ubuntu Forums is what originally accounted for me being so radical. I will therefore be willing to stop if you guys will stop. It's personal attacks that I am angry at.
 
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I'm always on the side of the underdog.
(Although I must confess there was a slight hint of sarcasm in my previous post.)
 
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Now if someone would just explain how I'm supposed to play Nexuiz in cli............
 
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No problem. Ask Kenny.
 
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Now if someone would just explain how I'm supposed to play Nexuiz in cli............
Anything with 3D acceleration and/or compositing cannot run in the CLI period (unless you have some sort of framebuffer wrapper; DirectFB might do it I suppose). In most cases, to play a 3D game you need to have some sort of external compositor running (such as a video driver) that in most cases cannot run without X (or maybe Wayland if you really want full compositing support).
 
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Well, yuh lern summat new evry day! (as we say in Oldham)
 
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Now if someone would just explain how I'm supposed to play Nexuiz in cli............
Anything with 3D acceleration and/or compositing cannot run in the CLI period (unless you have some sort of framebuffer wrapper; DirectFB might do it I suppose). In most cases, to play a 3D game you need to have some sort of external compositor running (such as a video driver) that in most cases cannot run without X (or maybe Wayland if you really want full compositing support).
Kenny, I think you need to get your sense of humor checked out, 'cause it's not looking very good.

(He was joking)
 
  


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