linux games

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Fri Nov 18 14:05:39 UTC 2005

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 03:06:31AM -0500, Franco Saliola wrote:
> It's that time of year again. Gift-buying season.
> So I have this friend that is slowly coming round to installing linux
> on his 64bit laptop. We will be setting up his machine for dual boot
> in January, once some big December deadlines are out of the way.
> However, one of his complaints about linux is its lack of games. Now,
> rumour has it that there are some great games available for linux. But
> my favourite video game is Ms Pacman (with the speedup hack, so she is
> moving much faster than all the ghosts), so my knowledge of video
> games doesn't extend much further than MAME.
> 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.

Well games I have played on Linux:

Alpha Centuri (Loki software version)
SimCity 3000 (Loki software version)
Myth II (Loki software version)
Never Winters Nights (Main game only, I haven't tried the expansions).

Loki had many great games ported to linux but unfortunately went out of
business 3 years ago or so.

Other games that run on linux but I haven't played:
Doom III
Quake III Arena
Return to Cassle Wolfenstein
Return to Cassle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
Quake 4
Unreal (I believe most if not all versions have linux ports)

For more check out which has links to, epic, id, and a few others. seems to still sell many of the loki titles.

Lennart Sorensen
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