Thread: Linux games?
January 9th, 2002, 02:58 PM #1
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Thinking of switching my old box to linux to try it out, can people mention a few games it can run? I know it's no gaming os but i imagine there are a few out there.
January 9th, 2002, 03:01 PM #2
I think that Unreal Tournament can run on Linux. I have the cd and tried, but never got it working.
You could always use a windows emulator to run games designed for windows.
January 9th, 2002, 03:06 PM #3
i know for sure there are ports of quake3 (and i believe q3a as well) and descent3... they are porting more games over though, so as long as you can do opengl, you can do gaming in linux.
January 9th, 2002, 03:19 PM #4
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January 9th, 2002, 03:23 PM #6
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January 9th, 2002, 03:47 PM #7
January 9th, 2002, 04:15 PM #8
Some games I have running under linux~
RTCW windows version (through WineX)
UT windows version (through linux install script)
Quake3 windows version (through linux install script)
January 9th, 2002, 04:18 PM #9
i'd rather take a full port than an emulated version...
but it's just me. i'm a purist.
January 9th, 2002, 04:22 PM #10
Wine isnt an emulator
& the other 2 use native linux binaries & just the data files (like level maps etc).
But I agree 100% that full linux releases would be great.
Last edited by SpookyEddy; January 9th, 2002 at 04:47 PM.
January 9th, 2002, 04:51 PM #11
What exactly is this wineX Eddy? My linux-compatible NIC is in the mail and I plan on doing lots on linux when it gets here.
If I could play windows games in linux......wow. See ya windows!
Does it come standard on most distros? I have RH and Mandrake lying around. Is wine in the "start->programs linux equivalent"? I didnt notice it. Perhaps it didnt get installed.
January 9th, 2002, 06:05 PM #12
I would like to get some games running on Linux but don't have a soundcard right now.
January 9th, 2002, 06:13 PM #13
WineX is a system for playing Windows games on a linux box.
However I should warn you that it is still very experimental & can be difficult to install
Having said that RTCW works 100% perfectly for me, including sound & network multiplayer.
WineX is based on the program wine (Stands for Wine Is Not an Emulator) produced by codeweavers. WineX is distributed by transgaming & aims to add 3D support to wine.
WineX is available in 2 forms~
A binary package is available for a monthly subscription or sourve can be downloaded via CVS for free.
Mandrake also hope to incoporate WineX into a verion of their linux distribution.
The reason that WineX is not considered to be an emulator is that it coverts windows calls into linux call & then runs the app natively. Therefore sometimes a game could run faster or slower than under Windows depending on the quality of the unix implimentation.
Hope this helps, just ask if you have any more questions.
Last edited by SpookyEddy; January 9th, 2002 at 06:17 PM.
January 9th, 2002, 06:19 PM #14However I should warn you that it is still very experimental & can be difficult to install
January 9th, 2002, 06:21 PM #15
all of the loki games run (and run quite well!) under linux nativly.
Plus there are some very cool arcade style games which run great under linux, I am not even sure if they have windows ports.Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
January 9th, 2002, 06:35 PM #16
Anyone know where I can find something like PONG or any of those old games for Linux? Just something to play with when extremely bored and burning a CD and watching a movie on the other computers?
January 9th, 2002, 07:04 PM #17
Mandrake comes with tons of game like 3D Pong, Asteroids, Penguin Command (Missle Command with better music), Ltris (Tetris), and more. You just have to make sure that during install you select to have ALL games installed.
You also might want to check out the Linux Section of download.com, they have a bunch of Linux games and apps.
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January 9th, 2002, 07:16 PM #18
Apparently I missed them! I should definetely check it out.
January 9th, 2002, 07:20 PM #19
Ive got a GeForce3 Ti200....will linux use this to any advantages in the 3d games (if i get them to work...i kinda suck on linux)
January 9th, 2002, 10:23 PM #20
I know that NVIDIA provide drivers for GeForce & GeForce2 cards but have never tried a GeForce3 but I think it should work fully in 3D.
My GeForce2 runs great
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