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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Just wondering what current native Linux or cross platform games (not using wine or cedega) everyone is playing these days. A couple that I've stumbled across and enjoy are:

Hedgewars~ A worms-like game. Trailer

World of Goo~ A physics/construction based puzzle game. Trailer


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:02 am 
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Well, Linux can run any OpenGL-based game. Doom, Quake, Trackmania... these series all use OpenGL graphics.

There aren't a ton of super popular games for Linux, at least not here in the states. Linux is great if you're a casual gamer. NES/SNES ROMs are no problem, and there are several very fun games available on any Linux distro.

If you're looking for some really hardcore games though, America's Army is the only one I can think of. I love Linux, but I keep a Windows partition on my rig for gaming. When Linux or Wine can run my games, I'll ditch Windows entirely, and I'm sure I'm not alone on these feelings.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:40 am 
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that Linux guy wrote:
When Linux or Wine can run my games, I'll ditch Windows entirely, and I'm sure I'm not alone on these feelings.
Good luck with that... there will always be some catch and you will see a performance hit.


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I'm still amazed that some popular titles, like COD4, that are available on a Mac, but yet not a peep on a release for linux (I guess common sense would lead me to beleive that if you can get something on a Mac, it shouldn't be a hard leap to a linux platform)

FWIW, I run Neverwinter Nights on my linux box and get fairly decent performance minus the crashes that I saw in windows.

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If you're looking for some really hardcore games though, America's Army is the only one I can think of.


I'm not even sure if there's a linux version of this anymore. It's been a while since I looked myself though.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:30 am 
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furball146 wrote:
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If you're looking for some really hardcore games though, America's Army is the only one I can think of.


I'm not even sure if there's a linux version of this anymore. It's been a while since I looked myself though.
People played it? ::shrug:: I guess I never took it seriously.


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it convinced me that I suck at FPS...

There was sort of a push toward linux gaming back then IIRC. You a game like this, and then Mandriva (then known as Mandrake) pushing a gaming edition that seemed to have a bunch of popular titles (I seem to remember the sims was part of this)

Every game push back then were obviously Epic fails, but I tend to think a lot of this boiled down to hardware support (both with controllers and video cards) and at some point, I'd expect someone to revisit this idea at some point.


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CrashTECH wrote:
furball146 wrote:
that Linux guy wrote:
If you're looking for some really hardcore games though, America's Army is the only one I can think of.


I'm not even sure if there's a linux version of this anymore. It's been a while since I looked myself though.
People played it? ::shrug:: I guess I never took it seriously.


I tried playing it but it's so realistic, it's not that much fun. You can't really "play" until you go through the proper training. I wanted to get to Special Forces, so I had to train through basic, and then through the Special Forces training. I was almost done with my basic training when the game really pissed me off. I was looking at the guy who was talking to me, and I accidentally shot him in the face. The game sent me all the way back to the beginning like I hadn't just been playing for 45 minutes. During the Special Forces training, you have to go through this simulation, kind of like at the beginning of COD4. I finally passed it, but after that, the game just wasn't very fun. I never did finish the training.


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Urban Terror - A first-person shooter


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Mozilla Firefox: It gives you a near-unlimited amount of Flash games...

Well, I know that's not a "real" answer, so here's one: Womux, it let's you play a worms-like game where the Mozilla Firefox, OO.o's bird, and the GNU gnu duke it out.



Now I need to go check out that Hedgewars that Bison mentioned, since it appears to be quite awesome.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:22 pm 
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nmanguy wrote:
Mozilla Firefox: It gives you a near-unlimited amount of Flash games...

Well, I know that's not a "real" answer, so here's one: Womux, it let's you play a worms-like game where the Mozilla Firefox, OO.o's bird, and the GNU gnu duke it out.



Now I need to go check out that Hedgewars that Bison mentioned, since it appears to be quite awesome.


Those aren't "games". :)


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MAXPCreader07 wrote:
Urban Terror - A first-person shooter


wow this looks very promising :)


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logicmaster2003 wrote:
MAXPCreader07 wrote:
Urban Terror - A first-person shooter


wow this looks very promising :)


I've played it for about 2 minutes. I can handle playing a game with bad graphics, but this game just downright sucked when I tried it.


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logicmaster2003 wrote:
MAXPCreader07 wrote:
Urban Terror - A first-person shooter


wow this looks very promising :)
Been around a long time. Not really that great IMO. Built on id3 right? I kinda old but yeah.

It is something. Which is why Linux is still a toy OS for me. I get paid to write in C# and I can't play my games in Linux.... SO... ::shrug::

See my Linux sucks thread :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:31 am 
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Urban Terror = I got about 2 FPS !

and my hardware are:
Asrock939 dual sata2 mobo
Opteron-148 OC to 2.8Ghz
2GB Ram DDR400
ATI-3450 pcie video card.

I dual-boot this one with winXP where I have games such as Joint Operations running at max graphics details.

I guess I'll just stick to playing games when I boot to winXP.

or.. i should seek help on how to configure this (mandriva2009.1) implement the ati driver correctly.


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 12:34 pm 
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Yo Frankie! ~
http://www.yofrankie.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7RRaEvWqJc


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I only play HL1 through wine on my linux machine when my windows one is folding or doing stuff


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EVE Online has a native Linux version. Thing is, it's a pay for MMO, and it's hard to get into.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 11:26 am 
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You think EVE is hard? Try X3:Reunion. Plus, it has a Linux version (not sure how well it runs), or you can just WINE the Windows version of the game, it just takes a bit of leg work.


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