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Linux Gaming

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:33 am
by bef
Hey guys, since turning to tux about twelve months ago I haven't done a substantial amount of gaming. Now I'm looking for a few games for Linux to waste some time playing, and am wondering which you suggest.

I have never played America's Army, although I have heard positive things. My question is, because it lost Linux support at version 2.5, is it worth downloading? and is there fun to be had with version 2.5?

A couple of the others which I have heard of are Enemy Territory and PlaneShift.

So please, any advice? I don't have any great preference of the genre of game :]

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:59 am
by NiksaVel
as for native Linux games I've so far found only a few worth mentioning:

Tremulous:
mod based on the Unreal 3 engine - a VERY playable FPS with a bit of strategy... I've actually stopped playing Counter-Strike Source for this game

Ur-Quan Masters:
The reworked BEST GAME OF ALL TIME - Star Control 2. Even after all this years I still love this game - and now and than I manage to get one of my friends to play it in spite of the TERRIBLY outdated graphics - it usually ends with someone not sleeping for 2-3 days due to playing starcontrol :)

SuperTux:
Very nice arcade, super mario like

(all of these are in repos)

if anyone else has experience with native linux games I'd also like to hear some input..

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:15 am
by bef
Tremulous looks pretty cool from the screenshots I was just looking at, I will give it a try, thanks for the tip.

I also downloaded the 250mb Enemy Territory installer et-linux-2.55.x86.run. Running the installer I had near immediate issues;

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Uncompressing Enemy Territory 2.55.....
It is recommended to install as the super user
Please enter the root password or hit enter to continue as is
Password:
su: Authentication failure
Sorry.
/home/bef/.setup5915: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-1.2.so.0: can not open shared object file: No such file or directory
The program seems to have failed on x86/glibc-2.1
I'm certainly using the correct password, possibly I have simply yet to set a root password, something I mightn't of done since a recent fresh install.. Hm? lol

Any more suggestions :]

Edit: After setting a root password with sudo passwd - the error is as follows

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Uncompressing Enemy Territory 2.55.....
It is recommended to install as the super user
Please enter the root password or hit enter to continue as is
Password:
/home/bef/.setup5915: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-1.2.so.0: can not open shared object file: No such file or directory
The program seems to have failed on x86/glibc-2.1
Hm :(

Edit: Maybe I'll just run sudo apt-get install libgtk1.2 - obviously I'm not having a good day, lol.

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:57 am
by clem
If you're into classic adventure games : sudo apt-get install flight-of-the-amazon-queen

It's using scummvm: http://www.scummvm.org/

Also, you can install DOS emulators and use to play a huge collection of DOS games.

That's if you like old classic games of course :)
Clem

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:57 am
by NiksaVel
Beneath a Steel Sky is also there as a classic adventure :)

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:29 pm
by cool_gamer8119
Frozen Bubble RULES!!!

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:53 am
by hairy_Palms
personally i run quake 4 and enemy territory native, and under wine/cedega i run
Warhammer : Dawn of War
Star Wars KOTOR 2
Football Manager 2007 <-- Best Game Ever :)

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:34 pm
by tommyj12
BZFlag!

Tommy..

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:29 am
by Zone
hairy_Palms wrote:personally i run quake 4 and enemy territory native, and under wine/cedega i run
Warhammer : Dawn of War
Star Wars KOTOR 2
Football Manager 2007 <-- Best Game Ever :)
Also Quake 3 plays perfect on linux, actually, better.

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:52 am
by Boo
Well checkout this site for Linux games.

http://linux.strangegamer.com/index.php?title=Game_List

we need more native games.
:D

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 am
by allforcarrie
if linux could get gaming down i think microsfot would go the way of IBM.

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:20 pm
by tommyj12
Games written for Linux work just fine, so Linux doesn't need to get games down.

The game makers write mostly for MS then try to port the to linux, that is why they often don't perform as well, as they do in ms.

T

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:35 pm
by joshuacollins
anybody in here gotten the original UT (unreal tournament - UT99) to work on linuxmint?

i have found a few links but having no luck (yet)... hopefully i can get it working!

8)

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:12 am
by kanishka
People, I warmly suggest you to try any of Introversion's games:

http://www.introversion.co.uk

All of them have Linux patches, and they are AWESOME (and original). They're not free, though (but they do are cheap),

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:55 am
by scorp123
joshuacollins wrote:anybody in here gotten the original UT (unreal tournament - UT99) to work on linuxmint?
I thought there is a native Linux version on the CD's? I had it running once on my SUSE ...

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:47 pm
by kenetics
clem wrote: Also, you can install DOS emulators and use to play a huge collection of DOS games.
That's if you like old classic games of course :)
Clem
You mean I could play my old Gobliiins game (also Gobliins 2 and Goblins Quest 3)?? :D

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:18 pm
by samuelmp
Eh did you guys for get Linuxgamepublishing by any chance. they make proper ports for Linux game's you can buy them they always install, There are demos of the games if you wanna try them. I use simplymepis 6.5 64-bit but will be trying Mint KDE soon. O and those game always install on all distros.

download a DEMO and do this in a Knosole [make sure you are in the right directory cd]

sh ./game-name.run

and then it installs


I was playing POSTAL dude on-line with the Demo, colds war is good too.


http://www.linuxgamepublishing.com/

Though they don't run very well on 64-bit Linux but that could be my driver on my Nvidia card and haven't heard any one else have problems.

I might buy a game from them but I don't know which one yet and I need a job first.

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:34 pm
by Zone
I haven't seen any of those yet, I am going to look though. :)
There are to many games to list that play on Linux, I use Mint Bianca on my gaming machine myself, and its so smooth, it's awesome. I highly recommend Quake3 for playing on Linux, OpenArena is allot like it, it's open source thought. Another really good one that is also open source, and has been written for Linux as well, is Warsow.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:22 pm
by aapiethaaap
Soon, quake wars wil come out and it will have native linux support, finally a new and professional game with amazing graphics to linux i will buy it for sure!

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:47 pm
by Zone
Soon, quake wars wil come out and it will have native linux support, finally a new and professional game with amazing graphics to linux i will buy it for sure!
You should try Quake 3 now, it already is awesome. If you do, drop in my teams servers, we have two.. :-D