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The nuts and bolts => Multimedia & Games => Topic started by: blurymind on November 05, 2006, 11:35:37 am

Title: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on November 05, 2006, 11:35:37 am
i know i know...we already had a topic about games and this is not the first time i start a topic such as this. Since i really love vector and i saw that it has a number of new games in its last releases,I decided that it would be nice to have an open topic to talk about games on linux.

Wolvix is a distro that has made a special "gaming " version of their distro in the past. It had a good number of emulators ,such as dosbox,vbaexpress+vba,snes,xe...etc etc Plus a nice number of games.
I know that some of you might say- games are not important.But every distro has a few little and nice games. In most cases these games are too boring and the user usually just uninstalls them,because he/she had already seen them before. This is somewhat a shame.

I noticed that with its last release Elive ( http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=03828#0  )included a very good shooter game,that uses pseudo 3d graphicses and has a great feeling of speed to it. I gave that game a try and i was just blown away by its dynamics. I believe it doesnt use any 3d acceleration,which made me wonder...what is it like to play that game on a pentium 2 or 3 machine. :o

http://www.sourcefiles.org/Games/Arcade/tt-0.22b.tar.gz
( mirrors found:  http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=tt-0.22b.tar.gz&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8  )

info
http://www.answers.com/topic/torus-trooper
http://www.sourcefiles.org/Games/Arcade/tt-0.22b.tar.gz.shtml
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: easuter on November 05, 2006, 01:43:22 pm
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, is probably the best free first person shooter that works natively on linux. Very nice multiplayer game, if you have free time.

Unfortunately, time is precious for me, so gaming takes a very distant place on my priority list.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Xeon on November 06, 2006, 07:27:49 am
I agree with easuter!
players from other games always make an image of a 'kid' community, which is doomed to die. Although recent graphs show that ET has a stable line of players (around 8000).
If you just wanna frag, go to etpub/jaymod servers.
If you want competition, you can either go play clanbase or TWL, depending where you live
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on November 06, 2006, 07:53:25 pm
I used to play computer games like oangband, but not so much anymore   I think tabletop FRPGs are better. That said, oangband is a pretty nice game for what it's worth.

MMORPGs may be another options   it's interesting to see Second Life has a native Linux client.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: kazuya on November 13, 2006, 07:53:27 am
this may be off point, but what about pcsx emulator on a PC? Games like Final fantasy, chron cross, suikoden., etc.. I love those games. I wish there were equivalent games like that with the awesome story and FMVs to go with the game.

for now, blurrymind's vbaexpress for vl is one of my favorite game port-holes. Here I can play many rpg games and save them.

Only if he had the time to follow up with pcsx which many other OS have a hard time with as well with the exception of the old mepis.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on November 13, 2006, 09:02:26 am
kazuya has a point there. :)

Emulators are small and give the user the ability to play many many games...but only if he finds their roms/isos (which is the illeagal part).

I managed to get epsxe going on vector a year ago and it ran beautifully. ;D

When vec gets to stable 6, I promise to build emulator packages for the repo.

also:
crono cross> my favorite rpg. This game was the reason i bought a playstation. I think its a work of art. (it and XENOGEARS) ... best music i've ever heard in a game too. :P
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: kazuya on November 14, 2006, 06:17:10 am
at least epsxe is legal as you have to use your PSX ROM. I have the old ones. Yes Blurry, xenogears and chrono cross are classic. I still have their OSTs as well.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: stirn on November 14, 2006, 12:08:55 pm
http://tuxgames.net/

It's a ZenGamer project, Zenwalk bases on Slack too. Maybe there'll be a chance to run smth. on Vector?
Never tried that, who knows?
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: salmonix on November 15, 2006, 06:17:18 am
Worth to check Gentoo's Longue on games for linux. there are a number of links there.

On the other hand i do not agree with those who take games a kiddish part of Linux. Microsoft keeps the market partly by offering a platform for games (though deadly dangerous can be playing over the net with MS stuff). Games are a part of the computer world, attractive (even if linux is not a gaming OS unlike MS stuff that i keep only for those rare purposes), relaxing etc. Besides Linux is a damn flexible OS still - why not then games?
At a company i worked for the guys played sometimes big competitions at the end of the day on the LAN. Why not to offer similar possibilities under Linux?
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Joe1962 on November 15, 2006, 01:46:44 pm
Just packaged Sauerbraten and uploaded it to the veclinux-current/testing/ repo. I must issue a WARNING here, it locks up my system on exit, but then my laptop with ATI X600 mobile locks up on any restart of the X server, other people have no such problems. Anyway, reiserfs has always survived for me so far, but I'd recommend doing a sync before playing and don't leave any work running.  At around 95 MB, it's a biggish download: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-current/testing/games/sauerbraten-20060912-i586-4vl58.tlz

From: http://sauerbraten.org/
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Sauerbraten (a.k.a. Cube 2) is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter, built as a major redesign of the Cube FPS.

Much like the original Cube, the aim of this game is not necessarily to produce the most features & eyecandy possible, but rather to allow map/geometry editing to be done dynamically in-game, to create fun gameplay and an elegant engine.

The engine supporting the game is entirely original in code & design, and its code is Open Source (ZLIB license, read the docs for more on how you can use the engine).

In addition to the FPS game which is in a very playable state, the engine is being used for an RPG which is in the preproduction phase. Additionally, Proper Games ltd are the first to use the engine commercially.

Check out the docs inside /opt/games/sauerbraten/. I added a menu item, but it's probably best to start from the command line if you want to tell it to use a resolution other than 640 x 480 (/opt/games/sauerbraten/sauerbraten_unix). The html docs explain the different commandline parameters as well as the configuration file.

Here's a quick tip for starting at a higher res:
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-wN
Sets the screen resolution width to N (default: 640).

-hN
Sets the screen resolution height to N (default: 480).

I used 1440 x 900 succesfully. I'm not sure if the screen res can be put into the config file, but you could also simply edit the /usr/share/applications/sauerbraten.desktop file to add them to the exec= line.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on November 15, 2006, 11:52:55 pm
ah,thanks joe.That game is very good. I remember playing the old cube game and getting pawned  :P .. My strategy was to hide in a dark corner and shoot. I didnt like the server rooms that had enabled the "flying immortallity cheat" enabled.

One game that is perticullary interesting for me on Linux is WARZONE. I've been posting links for it before.
What i like there,is that you can construct your own vehicles/tanks and try them in batle.
Its open source.
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/GAMES-ENTERTAINMENT/RTS/Warzone-2100-15242.shtml

old gaming thread:
http://www.ibiblio.org/vectorlinux/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8131&highlight=warzone

Mars-land of no mercy:
http://www.marsnomercy.org/screens.php

some guys are working on a clone of ragnarok online for linux:
http://themanaworld.org/
its not 3d, in the past they used tilesets from old snes rpg games...they changed that in newer versions.Someone should really help them in the art department,hehe..

I wish there was a RPG maker engine on linux,that was as good as rmxp (that uses ruby i believe),rm2k...

Strategy/adventure games through emulators:
For scumvm I LOVED~ Beneath a steel sky, sam and max, escape from monkey island 2,the Dig... I think that there are demo versions of these games, BASS (full version without dialogue sound (flopy version) ) is free to distribute. I remember tryng out a wolvix live cd that had them on with the emulator.
This kind of games (dosbox,scumvm emulated) are just little treasures that not many gamers know of. A game doesnt have to be 3D to make you remember it....good times...
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Joe1962 on November 16, 2006, 02:10:58 am
Oh, I love The Dig! I actually started playing it again a couple of months ago, then got stuck and haven't finished it yet...  ;D

By the way, I must have mixed my games, Sauerbraten doesn't do the 1440 x 900, so I have to play it at 1024 x 768. I think it was Serious Sam, with the Linux binary, that did the max res on this LCD.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on November 16, 2006, 08:04:36 am
I first saw the demo version of The Dig and read somewhere that Spielberg was one of its producers or something. When I played it,I got so hooked up with the story and the music,I went on googling the full version. Found it with amule and also got stuck nearly at the ending.
There is a walkthrough out there that i had to use once or twice.Some of the puzzles are really hard. :-\
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: The Headacher on November 16, 2006, 08:32:36 am
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I think it was Serious Sam, with the Linux binary, that did the max res on this LCD.
Whoa, there's even a linux version for serious sam 2 !! Thanx for opening my eyes Joe1962!! I would've never dared to dream that.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Joe1962 on November 16, 2006, 11:49:39 am
Yes, I have the Serious Sam Second Edition binaries here, but someone seems to have swiped my Serioue Sam SE CD...  >:(

About The Dig, I got the soundtrack a couple of months ago, it's way cool!
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Axxium on November 30, 2006, 03:02:34 pm
http://tuxgames.net/

It's a ZenGamer project, Zenwalk bases on Slack too. Maybe there'll be a chance to run smth. on Vector?
Never tried that, who knows?

Your dream has come true! http://tuxgames.net/modules/wfdownloads/

 :)

I had created zengamer which was originally made to build games only for Zenwalk Linux but after sometime I realized that everyone should share in the fun. Now that Zenwalk has moved to Xorg-7.1 it's current repository probably won't work on Vector's or Slackware's Xorg-6.9 system's anymore since Zenwalk is installing Xorg to /usr.

Hence the move to creating a repo for you guys.

 ;)

A word of advice, I know from the inside that Pat is actively working on Xorg-7.1 himself and it is his highest priority believe it or not so get ready and I've got the emails to prove it.

-Axxium
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Will on December 11, 2006, 09:34:45 am
Does anyone know if Tribes 2's linux version is covered under the same deal that essentially made tribes 2's windows version freely avalible(getting a cd key is the hard part)?

Also what are the min requirements for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory? Asking because, well...the crippling factor here is my graphics card and I'd rather not go ebaying for a new one just yet(16MB nvidia vanta...yes i know, its old, bite me, onboard is only 4mb).
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on December 25, 2006, 08:13:19 am
somebody had trouble starting torus trooper.
There is a package that is built on zenwalk,but works very well on vector linux (5.8 ) - I just tested it out.
Anybody who wanted to check this game,but couldnt run it before, installpkg this:

http://tuxgames.net/modules/wfdownloads/singlefile.php?cid=3&lid=6

and run it with
Code: [Select]
/usr/games/bin/ttrooper
cheers and have a merry christmass  :)

screenshot:
http://tuxgames.net/modules/wfdownloads/images/screenshots/torus_trooper-screenshot.jpg

also I would like to pointout that tuxgames recently started hosting game packages for vector linux aswell (EDIT: oh,somebody already said it) . I want to build packages on 5.8, but i have no idea how/where to upload them. :P

EDIT: Thank you,AxXium
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on December 30, 2006, 11:37:58 am
Ur Quan Masters (former star control 2- which mutated into something very very different with the feature of multyplayer 0.6.0 ^)

This game is a must have for any sci fi fan out there.
http://sc2.sourceforge.net/

screenshots:
http://sc2.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php

It will be prettyu sweet if you had a package for it (with audio,content,and voice included) at the repo.
I'd make one when i get a normal installation of vec on my second laptop, but there is also another problem for me.I cant package this one with checkinstall.It has its own buil.sh script.  :-\
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on December 31, 2006, 03:11:48 am
super mario war
http://smw.72dpiarmy.com/

Super Mario War is a Super Mario Deathmatch game.
The goal is to stomp as many other Marios as possible to win the game.
It's a tribute to Nintendo and "Mario War by Samuele Poletto".

    * Features: Up to four players deathmatch fun
    * Hilarious unreal tournament announcers (m m m monsterkill)
    * Comes with the leveleditor - you can create your own maps
    * CPU Players
    * a whole bunch of game modes (featuring GetTheChicken, Domination, and and and)

binaries for slack 11
http://forum.72dpiarmy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1586
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: tdeg807 on January 08, 2007, 03:40:42 pm
Tremulous

http://tremulous.net/

I got it up on my Athlon 900Mhz, 512MB RAM, 32MB ATI XPERT 2000 system without problems.

Its a pretty fun game.  The graphics aren't the best, but its a little different in that its a FPS/Strategy multiplayer game.

Plus the unique experience of playing as an alien running on the ceiling is worth trying.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: |nic| on June 03, 2007, 04:20:26 am
JRISK

It's not a native Linux game but it is java version of the classic RISK board game, with a simple map format, network play, 1 player, hotseat, 5 user interfaces and many more features, it works in all OSs that run java 1.4 or higher.

link: http://jrisk.sourceforge.net/

Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on June 03, 2007, 09:55:04 pm
http://www.wesnoth.org/

Too addictive.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on June 04, 2007, 08:04:23 am
http://www.wesnoth.org/

Too addictive.
and there is no package for vec (1.3.3 has new and exciting features)
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on June 04, 2007, 10:32:06 am
Unfortunately, I can't package that game, because I'll get addicted to it again. :)

Really though, what are the awesomest new features?
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: |nic| on June 04, 2007, 10:59:08 am
Wesnoth is indeed an awesome game, I like it !

here is the link to the player-visible changes.

http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/wesnoth/tags/1.3.3/players_changelog?rev=17856&view=download
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on June 04, 2007, 12:55:50 pm
Unfortunately, I can't package that game, because I'll get addicted to it again. :)

Really though, what are the awesomest new features?
i tryed it today and i must admit that the design department ,the music and some new gameplay elements really made excited as to how well and fast this game progresses.... BUT, it was buggy when i played multyplayer.The server got out of sync a couple of times...resulting in a player hitting his fellow pawns without wanting it (same goes to computer player)... ::)
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: Telemaniaka on June 17, 2007, 09:51:16 am
BUT, it was buggy when i played multyplayer.The server got out of sync a couple of times...resulting in a player hitting his fellow pawns without wanting it (same goes to computer player)... ::)

same here but it was strange that that happened only when I played against friends
when I play against random people in the main server I have no problems  ???
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: blurymind on June 30, 2007, 01:28:17 am
BUT, it was buggy when i played multyplayer.The server got out of sync a couple of times...resulting in a player hitting his fellow pawns without wanting it (same goes to computer player)... ::)

same here but it was strange that that happened only when I played against friends
when I play against random people in the main server I have no problems  ???
I played against telemaniaka in multyplayer,thats when the out of sync errors occured.It might be a problem on his side of the client.  :-[
Its not buggy, give it a try.
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: |nic| on July 15, 2007, 03:11:43 am
BOS WARS
----------------

About

Bos Wars is a futuristic real-time strategy game. It is possible to play against human opponents over LAN, internet, or against the computer.

screenshot

(http://www.boswars.org/images/bos-pre2.2-2s.jpg)

link

http://www.boswars.org/
Title: Re: games on linux w0rth noticing
Post by: wcs on July 16, 2007, 08:29:34 pm
Just tried the Ballistics demo.
WOW, incredibly fast (and addictive after 1 or 2 hours or play to get used to it)

http://www.linuxgamepublishing.com/info.php?id=13