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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:21 am 
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I'm not a gamer, but I thought I'd poke around and see what the game status was on Linux. It's not as dire as some claim... :)

A nice site with GNU/Linux game info:

Some games that you can get from the BLAG repository:
tuxracer <--- race down a hill & eat herring
wesnoth <---- strategy game
torcs <--- car racing game.

Install info:

apt-get update
apt-get install tuxracer
apt-get install wesnoth
apt-get install torcs-data-cars-extra torcs-data-cars-nascar torc-data-tracks-oval torcs-robots torcs-data-tracks-road

I'll keep hunting around & adding to this list.

You could also check out freeciv, but I don't really understand it.

apt-get install freeciv
civserver (not as root)

Other apt-gettable games that people like are bzflag, supertux, & neverball.

Flight simulator (not in repository, but I think it's coming soon--looks very good):

A huge game with lots of players & pretty complex is Planeshift:

This looks kinda cool, but I didn't play with it much:

Some binary-only, but free games:
wolfenstein: ... section=et

Also, you can run a lot of MS games using wine.
apt-get install wine

Games on linux, but cost $:

Not sure if they are free or not (exactly), but you get source & then run on linux:
Quake 2:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:29 am 
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Being quite a heavy linux gamer, i'd also like to note that the Loki games ( ) work quite nicely with BLAG. Some places still sell them ( ).

Also, here are some games on Linux I like:

Frozen Bubble (come on this game is just plain awesome!
Enemy Territory is a great free FPS for linux, from iD software. Click on 'Enemy Territory' at the top.


Visual Boy Advance is a great GBA emulator
ZSNES, best SNES emulator IMO
Currently, i'm looking for a GOOD nes emulator for linux.
WINE, for running Windows apps under linux

I'll supply some larger lists of linux games I like if people would like them...



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