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I've noticed there are quite a few topics like this about RPGs for linux on this forum already, but I figured I'd throw the question out one more time (with ...
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- 05-30-2005 #1
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- May 2005
VGA type games
I've noticed there are quite a few topics like this about RPGs for linux on this forum already, but I figured I'd throw the question out one more time (with a different spin, of course) since I've already read them all as well as done a bit of searching on happypenguin and the Fedora RPM repositories, finding very little to satisfy me.
I've played a lot of the popular RPGs, such as nethack (and all its variants), I own NWN, and I have played some other stranger ones like Daimonin and Graal Online, but I'm looking for something a little different this time, and I was hoping I could rely on the collective experience of the forum to help me out.
Lately I've been feeling a little nostalgic; I grew up during the SNES era, and I really loved a lot of those console games that I used to play. I also had a lot of PC games for DOS and Windows that were on par. So, I have gotten to searching for any open source game projects that kind of recapture the way games used to be when I was younger, which basically had you simple, VGA style graphics (nothing too fancy).
Now, what I am mainly looking for is something RPG-like (like Final Fantasy, for example), but I'd really be happy with any sort of game, and I was wondering if you guys have run into some lesser known projects that I have yet to come across in my search.
I'm figuring that a lot of these projects are out there, but I'm having some trouble finding anything. Any suggestions would be appreciated, and I hope the topic isn't horribly redundant.
- 05-31-2005 #2
- 05-31-2005 #3
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- Oct 2004
ultima online, is the best online rpg that I've experienced and I've played many of them. When emulated through wine, it runs faster than on a windows machine. the install file is free to download, and there are many free shards available to play on. www.metropolisshard.com is great game playing shard based on skill rather than items, and in their forums there are instructions on how to emulate the game through wine on nix systemsOperating System: GNU Emacs
- 05-31-2005 #4
You may have already played games like 'Beneath a Steel Sky' and 'Monkey Island' (I really like Steel Sky and play it again all the way through from time to time when it's raining ...) The SCUMM games engine will run under Linux.
Why not check it out? http://www.scummvm.orgI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 05-31-2005 #5Originally Posted by fingal
- 05-31-2005 #6Originally Posted by techieMoeI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 06-01-2005 #7
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- May 2005
I know about SCUMMVM; I used it to play a demo of The Dig, one of my old favorites. I have to say that I'm really impressed by the software...the game ran great.
In that vein, I was also quite a Sierra fan, and I've used some free implementations of AGI and SCI, but I was a little disappointed by freesci not supporting Trial by Fire, my favorite Quest for Glory.
Stendhal looks like something I would like...the Zelda-esque graphics really make me want to play it.