What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Linux?

Anything related to gaming on Linux Mint including game discussion or questions concerning Steam or Wine.
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Matoro

What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Linux?

Post by Matoro » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:48 pm

Topic says all! If you had to pick your top favorite games to be supported on Linux, what would it be? It could be anything! Including console games.

Here is my list:
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Titanfall (series I guess)
- Halo series (who cares if it's Xbone exclusive)
- Super Mario 64 with HD remake mod! :P

User avatar
Booman
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 479
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:54 pm
Contact:

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by Booman » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:54 pm

For me, its mostly older games like Far Cry series, Crysis series, Battlefield series.
I love those games and love the singleplayer campaigns.
Most of them run well in Wine, but its requires a lot of work, if only they were native to Linux
Booman
Mint 18.2 64-bit
PlayOnLinux 4.2.12
PlayOnLinux GuidesTested Games List

User avatar
JohnBobSmith
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 338
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:42 pm
Location: Canada

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by JohnBobSmith » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:27 pm

All of sid meirs civilization games. Civilization 5 runs natively in Linux (hooray!) but not sure about anything else in that series. Beyond Earth native to Linux would be especially cool. Also the Mass Effect series would be pretty awesome. I wouldn't mind Gears of War being on PC either. Dead Space would be neat too.

Beyond that, I like some shooter games. I mostly play counter strike global offensive/source (both are native to Linux, hooray!) but some games like Battlefield Bad Company 2 and a lot of starwars games I wish had native linux ports.

Anyone know of any good first or third person shooters worth trying out? I like the more tactical, team based shooters. Must run natively on linux, or at least be easy to setup on WINE.
Image
If you want to change the world, start by changing yourself.
Success is often 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
You get one shot at life, so live to the maximum, not the minimum.

User avatar
Petro Dawg
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 81
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:01 pm
Location: Oklahoma, United States of America

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by Petro Dawg » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:00 pm

JohnBobSmith wrote:Anyone know of any good first or third person shooters worth trying out? I like the more tactical, team based shooters. Must run natively on linux, or at least be easy to setup on WINE.
Have you tried "Team Fortress 2"? Its available in steam with a native Linux install. Haven't tried it because it doesn't run on my gear, but heard it was good.
Who's awesome? You're awesome!

User avatar
JohnBobSmith
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 338
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:42 pm
Location: Canada

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by JohnBobSmith » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:50 pm

Hm... I have team fortress 2 installed, I just havent played it in a really, REALLY long time. I may try TF2 in a bit, but not right now. Thats because War Thunder now has a Linux port on steam! Downloading now! :D
Image
If you want to change the world, start by changing yourself.
Success is often 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
You get one shot at life, so live to the maximum, not the minimum.

User avatar
konjad
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:49 pm
Location: Poland

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by konjad » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:29 pm

ArmA2 and GRID Autosport, because there is no realistic FPS nor decent race game for linux.

User avatar
JohnBobSmith
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 338
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:42 pm
Location: Canada

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by JohnBobSmith » Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:16 pm

I also really like Fistful of Frags, thats a LOT of fun. It is a western shooter, simillar in art style to team fortress 2, but with iron sights! It has a native Linux port as well.

Other games i think should be ported to Linux are any good racing game. Need for speed series would be my choice, as well as the GRID series like konjad mentioned.

@konjad
Counter Strike has been ported to Linux (all versions of it AFAIK). Thats a really fun shooter. Have you ever tried it?
Image
If you want to change the world, start by changing yourself.
Success is often 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
You get one shot at life, so live to the maximum, not the minimum.

User avatar
konjad
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:49 pm
Location: Poland

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by konjad » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:19 pm

JohnBobSmith wrote: @konjad
Counter Strike has been ported to Linux (all versions of it AFAIK). Thats a really fun shooter. Have you ever tried it?
Yes, but I meant a shooter that is fairly realistic. There's a lot of decent arcade shooters for linux, Counter-Strike is one of them, however, there is nothing that has authentic combat.

User avatar
JohnBobSmith
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 338
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:42 pm
Location: Canada

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by JohnBobSmith » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:17 pm

Oh, so more like a simulator type thing? Yeah, good simulator games are hard to come by, especially for Linux. Maybe Americas Army in WINE or something.
Image
If you want to change the world, start by changing yourself.
Success is often 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
You get one shot at life, so live to the maximum, not the minimum.

User avatar
Booman
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 479
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:54 pm
Contact:

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by Booman » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:32 pm

The only authentic sim shooters I know of are America's Army and ARMA series.
I don't think either run in Linux natively, but it would be nice to have a port.
Specially of America's Army!

[edit] I stand corrected, America's Army DOES run in Linux. The 2.5 version has a native Linux port: America's Army
Click "Downloads" and select "Linux"
Booman
Mint 18.2 64-bit
PlayOnLinux 4.2.12
PlayOnLinux GuidesTested Games List

var
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 115
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:29 am

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by var » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:15 am

I want Civ 2 to be natively ported. Yeah I know the latest one has a native version but ever since they switched to the new engine from Civ 5 it never seems to run well on anything less than a supercomputer.

A least in Civ 2 you can have maps bigger than your back yard without the PC having a seizure. :lol:

User avatar
JohnBobSmith
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 338
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:42 pm
Location: Canada

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by JohnBobSmith » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:57 pm

The latest version of Civilization is Beyond Earth, which AFAIK does not have a port. However, Civilization 5 does have a linux port. I have Civ 5, and it runs well on my laptop. It takes a long time to load, but I definitely don't need a super computer to play Civ 5.

So another game I wish had a port would be Civilization: Beyond Earth. That would be so much fun. Civilization, but sci-fi! :D
Image
If you want to change the world, start by changing yourself.
Success is often 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
You get one shot at life, so live to the maximum, not the minimum.

User avatar
Booman
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 479
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:54 pm
Contact:

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by Booman » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:17 pm

After thinking about it, I would love to see the Elder Scrolls games ported to Linux.
I've spent countless hours in Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim
Booman
Mint 18.2 64-bit
PlayOnLinux 4.2.12
PlayOnLinux GuidesTested Games List

User avatar
konjad
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:49 pm
Location: Poland

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by konjad » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:42 pm

Booman wrote:After thinking about it, I would love to see the Elder Scrolls games ported to Linux.
I've spent countless hours in Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim
https://openmw.org/en/

Just Morrowind, but it's the best of the series anyway.

User avatar
Booman
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 479
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:54 pm
Contact:

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by Booman » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:01 pm

Yes, I've been following OpenMW
I'm waiting until version 1.0 to try it out.
All three run in PlayOnLinux really well, but it would still be nice to have native ports
Booman
Mint 18.2 64-bit
PlayOnLinux 4.2.12
PlayOnLinux GuidesTested Games List

MrTomLegit
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:44 am

Post by MrTomLegit » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:25 am

Skyrim for sure, and some of the codemasters racing games: Grid series, and the F1 series.

RaicaCiprian
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:10 pm

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by RaicaCiprian » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:30 am

does someone try Cossacks art for war on linux?

I try to run with wine, but it seems it give's me some issues.

User avatar
jo3fis
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:58 am
Location: New Zealand

Post by jo3fis » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:02 pm

The elder scrolls series come to mind first! I keep looking for some racing games that are available but not much so far.

User avatar
Booman
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 479
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:54 pm
Contact:

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by Booman » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:18 pm

I would love to see the Just Cause series run in Linux without Wine as well.
Just Cause 2 won't run at all in Wine because its Direct X 10 compatible only.
Booman
Mint 18.2 64-bit
PlayOnLinux 4.2.12
PlayOnLinux GuidesTested Games List

morphias
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:01 pm

Re: What game(s) would you want to be natively support on Li

Post by morphias » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:10 pm

Matoro wrote:Topic says all! If you had to pick your top favorite games to be supported on Linux, what would it be? It could be anything! Including console games.

Here is my list:
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Titanfall (series I guess)
- Halo series (who cares if it's Xbone exclusive)
- Super Mario 64 with HD remake mod! :P
I am with you for Halo and Super Mario. I actually tried running Halo Combat Evolved in wine and I got distorted graphics and couldn't actually get the game to run. It was the same kindof distortion i got with World of Warcraft which was fixed by using LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 but that would make rendering terrible. It has to do with the Intel graphics supposedly :(
Acer 5749 with Intel i3-2350M CPU (2.30 Ghz) and Intel 3000 - Cinnamon 17.1 x64

Post Reply

Return to “Gaming on Linux Mint”