popular, big games on linux
Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:14 PM
I was wondering what "popular" games can be easily installed on a mandriva 2006 box? I don't have a real high-end system (see sig below), and I have a 19" LCD screen, which may not be too great for games.
What about H-L 2, or Doom 3, or some of the army/war games...? I like to just shoot at everything, don't like the RPG stuff too much. Are any of those easily installable & playable on my linux box?
Posted 21 April 2006 - 12:49 AM
Also the Civilizations (III-IV) also work with cedega. In fact, most of the popular games work with cedega.
There's Unreal Tournament (Doom-esque) and Half-life (also Doom-edque).
There's online games that you can play too (if you're looking to throw your life away) like Everquest and World of Warcraft, I think those both work with cedega.
Loki games did a port of SimCity 3000 and I think SimCity4 works under cedega as well.
Then there are all the emulators for nintendo, SNES, N64, Playstation, and there is even one for the Playstation2 that is under development.
So there are lotsa options, just pick the one you want.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 01:03 AM
That's a great game :thumbs:/>
The original EQ works, but that's not really worth playing anymore since EQ2 came out. WoW runs pretty well w/cedega, and there are reports of it working w/wine too, but that takes a bit more work.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 01:26 AM
yeah, I've gone thru that list a few times, but never took the step in trying anything out. That list doesn't really talk about what's hard to install & run, and what's not. it's just a concise list of games. I was looking more for some comments of which ones of those are easy & trouble-free to install.... Also, was looking for comments of which ones would play OK on my mid-range system.
I just downloaded No Gravity. Now what...? I double-click on the package file and just get a GEdit error....
can you urpmi any of these ?
edit: I guess "the list" does mention what hardware is recommended for each game...
I mainly want to try out UT2004 (single player) or HL 2.
This post has been edited by null: 21 April 2006 - 01:32 AM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 01:36 AM
Obviously, you'll need to be in the same directory as the file is.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 03:40 AM
type cd ~/Desktop/
press the tab key
then press enter
the tab key should expand the name for you so you dont have to type it all..
then it should start doing something for you..
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 10:24 PM
But I've added under each games if a .rpm .deb source .sh loki .jar etc. is available.
Posted 22 April 2006 - 03:01 AM
these last 2 years messing around with apt-get, then yum, and finally easy-urpmi, is really not much help in learning the basics, is it...?
Now... how to run it ? I checked the gnome menus, don't see it anywhere. I also tried Run Application, and typed nogravity, it said:
Cannot display location 'file://nogravity'
ok, I figured out that I need to browse to the executable (in /usr/games) and double-click it. Game looks good, and plays good too.
How do you add this to the KDE menu and gnome menu ?
Posted 22 April 2006 - 03:35 AM
Posted 22 April 2006 - 03:48 AM
edit: my son wants me to install cube & enemy territory, so I'll probably be back tomorrow asking about those....!! thanks!
This post has been edited by null: 22 April 2006 - 03:50 AM