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Linux games I want to try out

Filed under: Software and Technology by Hari
Posted on Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 22:36 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:12 IST)

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Of late I've been rather busy. Configuring Wine to work with 3D accelerated games requires too much time and patience, so I thought I'd have to check out some Linux-native games. Here's a small list* to check out. I haven't installed any of these yet, but in my spare time I probably will:

*Caveat: I have no idea which of these games are currently under active development just by looking at their websites.

That's all for now. :)

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7 comment(s)

  1. The only one I've tried was Flightgear. There is a live CD with FG on it. As it's a biiiig flight sim you will need some decent memory/graphics card to run it. But that said, the sim is excellent!

    Try PlayOnLinux for your Windows games, it takes away some of the hassle. Or try a one-off Cedega purchase or even check out the CVS version....

    Comment by Ray (visitor) on Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 16:38 IST #
  2. You might want to add Freedroid RPG to your list. Its fun.

    Comment by MrCorey (visitor) on Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 20:06 IST #
  3. Ray, PlayOnLinux should work, but I cannot get it to install for the reason I mentioned before. I will try it again later.

    MrCorey, thanks for the recommendation.

    I already tried out the Pinball game, but I was kind of disappointed that it wasn't as flashy or fast-paced as the DOS games I mentioned.

    Also Lincity-NG is quite good and immersive sim, but I guess the developers could add some more depth/strategy elements to the gameplay.

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 21:20 IST #
  4. I'm quite enjoying running my old dos games under dosbox. You have to dial down the processor to stop jerkiness, but otherwise they run really well.

    Comment by Ray (visitor) on Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 23:11 IST #
  5. I also enjoy DOSbox as it's quite the best and most trouble free emulator around. I find that some DOS games require CPU settings to be maxed out though.

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Sun, Jun 15, 2008 @ 10:56 IST #

  6. Comment by dk (visitor) on Sat, Jun 28, 2008 @ 00:15 IST #
  7. Hi, since yours is a business/company website, I can negotiate a small monthly fee for advertising. Otherwise, I link to free only to personal sites/blogs.

    My regrets. :)

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Sat, Jun 28, 2008 @ 09:01 IST #

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