lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
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:
Quake III Arena
Return to Cassle Wolfenstein
Return to Cassle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
Unreal (I believe most if not all versions have linux ports)
For more check out http://www.linuxgames.com which has links to
linuxgamepublishing.com, epic, id, and a few others.
www.tuxgames.com seems to still sell many of the loki titles.
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