Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Nice games for your Linux box

Have you ever wondered if your Linux system is never gonna please you game-wise?
Well that's not the case. There are many views on this but lets focus on what you can actually do.

- Emulators
Yes that's right. You can play your old (and new) favorite games from NES, SNES, Gameboy, N64, Gamecube, Sega Master System, Sega Megadrive, Playstation 1 & 2 and so on.

Head over to Linuxemu to find what you want. Just search for the console you want on the upper left.

- Wine
Many windows games can run on Linux using Wine, Cedega or Crossover. Note that the last two are commercial products and require subscription or a fee to own them.
To see if the game you want is supported, go to their sites and search their compatibility databases.

- Native
Unlike what most people believe, there are many good native linux games.
Here is a short (not in any terms complete) list of some good ones:

1) Danger from the Deep

Danger from the Deep (known as dangerdeep or DftD) is a free (as in free speech), Open Source World War II german submarine simulator.

2) World of Padman

World of Padman is an fps with comic-style graphics and is really fun to play it.
If you're into fps games you should definitely give it a try.

3) Planeshift
PlaneShift is a Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world which is to play. Fully free means you will have no surprises of premium content which will limit your gameplay or unbalance the game. There are no limitations in skills, ranks, abilities, items you can gain with your free account. There are no time limits or additional constraints. Other similar games just advertize the "free" concept to sell you premium accounts. We don't.Servers and bandwidth will be donated by sponsors.
4) Regnum Online

Regnum Online is a MMORPG inviting you to PLAY FOR FREE with no level or time restrictions. All that is required is that you fight for your realm.

This is just a reference list. For more games you can look in these sites:
Have fun!

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