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    Good games on Linux?


    What are some good games that run on linux?
    I tend to flow more towards the FPSers and MMORPG.

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    Re: Good games on Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by lewnacy
    What are some good games that run on linux?
    I tend to flow more towards the FPSers and MMORPG.
    You're in luck then. The vast majority of commercial games available for Linux are FPSes. Some of my favorites are:

    Quake 2, 3+Team Arena
    Unreal Tournament GOTY
    Unreal Tournament 2003/2004
    Doom 3 (not available yet, but coming)

    I'm an RPG fan, though not MMORPGs. I'll let someone else comment on that one. As far as RPGs go, though, here's a couple:

    Neverwinter Nights
    Nethack and any of it's variants (QTHack, GnomeHack, nethackX11, etc)
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    Also check out planeshift for a MMORPG (I haven't yet, but it looks cool).
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    I just realized I forgot one very notable FPS that I play quite often, the original Doom and Doom 2. You can play these in Linux using the WAD files and one of many open-source ports of the engine. My personal favorite is Doom Legacy:

    http://legacy.newdoom.com

    And some people swear by another port, Doomsday

    http://www.doomsdayhq.com/

    Both of these engines (as far as I know) allow you to play Heretic and Hexen as well. The best feature IMHO is the ability to play in fully 3D-rendered OpenGL with dynamic lighting and shadows at high resolution.
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    Don't forget about Americas Army. It is a 100% free(unless you are a US Tax Payer), modern, and commercial grade FPSer. One of my favorites.

    http://www.americasarmy.com/

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    If you have cedega Warcraft 3 runs FLAWLESSLY. It runs much faster too, only thing that might slow down is startup time but besides that I'd recommend Warcraft 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by necrocyde
    If you have cedega Warcraft 3 runs FLAWLESSLY. It runs much faster too, only thing that might slow down is startup time but besides that I'd recommend Warcraft 3
    Well, perhaps. But Cedega doesn't always run the same (or even run at all) on everyone's system. I for one have never had any luck getting Cedega to run at all, much less with any of the games I want to play. I still highly recommend only running Linux native games on Linux, since go-betweens like Cedega and WINE are shoddy at best. Glad it works for you, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Quote Originally Posted by necrocyde
    If you have cedega Warcraft 3 runs FLAWLESSLY. It runs much faster too, only thing that might slow down is startup time but besides that I'd recommend Warcraft 3
    Well, perhaps. But Cedega doesn't always run the same (or even run at all) on everyone's system. I for one have never had any luck getting Cedega to run at all, much less with any of the games I want to play. I still highly recommend only running Linux native games on Linux, since go-betweens like Cedega and WINE are shoddy at best. Glad it works for you, though.
    Oh dear,

    I am running cedega on, Suse 7.2, Gentoo with 2.6.8.1 kernel, Mandrake 10, RedHat 9 and it certainly works with Warcraft3, Far Cry ( not multiplayer), Stronghold and Stronghold-Crusader (no multiplayer), Homeworld2 (no multiplayer mode), FIFA2004 demo no multiplayer, Never Winter Nights Demo..etc..

    So were is the problem ??

    I have 6 Athlon boxes over 1.300 GHz mostly about 512MB DRAM NVidia grafic cards 5200-5700, and geforce 4ti, 3ti.

    Don't give up,
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    If at first you don't succeed ,
    Try, try, again.


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    now since you guys are talking about linux games....which distro does really good when it comes to games?

    please explain why.

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    [quote="imdeemvp"]now since you guys are talking about linux games....which distro does really good when it comes to games?

    please explain why.[/quote]

    What is a distro ??

    A collection of programms for Linux which "CAN BE" but must "NOT BE " installed, if you have a pure Linux box for games only you might not be interrested in the multitude of servers provided by Linux, you can also chose a simple windows manager as icewm or xfce which is not binding so many resources.


    Kernel

    Second you can configure your kernel accordingly by leaving out a lot of stuff which you don't have and with which your distribution is simply delivered to you because the provider tries to fit as many computers as possible.

    IMHO:
    - you should use Gentoo if you are a more advanced user of Linux, because you get a system which is tailored on your personal special box, which usually leads to a faster Linux box.
    - you can use Mandrake as a beginner because it is simpler and takes you lesser than 40Min. to install. No hassle at all.

    Practically its up to you

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