linux games

Colin McGregor colinmc151-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at
Fri Nov 18 12:16:27 UTC 2005

--- Behdad Esfahbod <behdad-26n5VD7DAF2Tm46uYYfjYg at> wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Franco Saliola wrote:


> > Anyone have some suggestions for some linux games
> that would really
> > impress a PC (Windows) gamer? And as it's a gift,
> I don't mind paying
> > for the game.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Franco
> Quake 4 that is the state of the art of the computer
> gaming
> industry, just released days ago, is available on
> Linux:
> I'm suspect it doesn't run on his laptop, for
> apparent reason of
> the graphics card.

Beyond Quake 4 some of the earlier ID games such as
Doom 3 are available for Linux.

As well, Unreal Tournament 2003, and Unreal Tournament
2004 both run under Linux and are both very impressive

Now, as Behdad Esfahbod suggests you are going to have
to pay attention to video chipset in the laptop as all
the games noted here depend on good graphics hardware
that is well supported under Linux (translation, any
current generation nVidia chip set and you are
laughing, an ATI chip set you might not be beyond
hope. If it isn't nVidia or ATI based you are in real

Colin McGregor
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