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#1 2013-06-22 06:15:42

nebulaehair
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Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Here's the thing, while trying a distro called "LXLE" I was scrolling through the "Games" section it had and stumbled upon "Solar Wolf" god damn what a great game it is. I spent hours and hours of fun with that game. What I want to know from you guys / gals is have you ever found a little sort of "hidden gem" like the one I mentioned before? I also know about this one called Frogatto, but it doesn't run well under crunchbang it's a bit laggy. Share your favorite (and some lesser known) linux games with us!


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#2 2013-06-22 07:03:44

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

If you leave Frogatto on his own for long enough, he rips his eye out.


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#3 2013-06-22 10:23:48

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

^haha great, I should try that.

@nebulaehair: I'll have to check out solar wolf. Got a link? Personally I currently play dungeon crawl stone soup and a fun little curses strategy game that popped up on the arch forums: curse of war.


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#4 2013-06-22 11:03:00

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

The greatest little gem i've found was Trine and Trine2.
It's a wonderful little sidescroller, absolutely great music and graphics, love it.

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#5 2013-06-22 13:33:13

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

^Just found out that he doesn't in the version in Jessie.

Basically if the coins are silver, he won't. If they are gold, he will.


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#6 2013-06-22 15:20:12

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

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#7 2013-06-22 15:36:09

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

ALEX THE ALLEGATOR (sic) - quite entertaining !
OSMOS - a VERY addictive experience
FREEORION - a cool, but yet unfinished MOO-clone (category 4X)
TORCHLIGHT - well done, but I prefer the original (Diablo - which was not released for Linux but runs well using WINE)
(Torchlight is a bit too colourful for me, and I do not like the comic-style approach of the characters - IMHO, it's overloaded.)

Approaching my forties at the end of this year, I am mostly into RETRO-GAMING these days.
I never owned a C64, but since I grew up in that era, I remember there were quite many good games.
I had a Sinclair ZX81 and later a Schneider (Amstrad) CPC6128 and learned to program while trying to adapt a few ideas.
Both had a Z80 CPU. Golden times... *sigh*

On the C64, my all-time favorite game was THE CASTLES OF DR. CREEP, closely followed by PIRATES!

Sorry for getting off-topic, but I had to mention this. wink


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#8 2013-06-22 17:26:16

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Truly great games: Nethack, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup and Dwarf Fortress (which is the bestest game ever).
Nice diversions: Battle for Wesnoth, OpenTyrian, Defcon, Kobo Deluxe.


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#9 2013-06-22 17:26:21

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Loving solarwolf, nice find thanks for pointing it out.

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#10 2013-06-22 18:16:51

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Hi,

Linux Gaming is starting to catch up with Windows Games. Modern or Classic games are now available with full (2D or 3D) graphics and audio quality. If First-Person-Shooters (FPS) are your game, then i strongly recommend:

AssaultCube
free Counter-Strike look-a-like, very good.
screenshot-table.jpg

$ sudo apt-get install assaultcube

Steam for Linux
Steam Store for Linux with currently 100 titles and growing, a few are free or you can easily buy, install from testing/unstable by:

$ sudo apt-get install steam


Team Fortress 2
is another free FPS but more comic like

And I bought some time ago:
Half-Life

So i can also play freely:
Counter-Strike Day of Defeat

And the following betas (for linux) are available free to me:
Half-Life: Blue Shift Half-Life: Opposing Force
Ricochet Team Fortress Classic

You may also check out these sources for linux games news:

http://www.linuxgames.com/
http://www.penguspy.com/
http://www.lgdb.org/


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#11 2013-06-22 19:43:32

nebulaehair
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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Doomicide wrote:

^haha great, I should try that.

@nebulaehair: I'll have to check out solar wolf. Got a link? Personally I currently play dungeon crawl stone soup and a fun little curses strategy game that popped up on the arch forums: curse of war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SolarWolf

that's the link I found, but, you can get it from synaptic package manager.


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#12 2013-06-22 19:44:47

nebulaehair
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Posts: 268

Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

jotapesse wrote:

Hi,

Linux Gaming is starting to catch up with Windows Games. Modern or Classic games are now available with full (2D or 3D) graphics and audio quality. If First-Person-Shooters (FPS) are your game, then i strongly recommend:

http://assault.cubers.net/docs/images/aclogo.png
free Counter-Strike look-a-like, very good.
http://assault.cubers.net/screenshots/s … -table.jpg

$ sudo apt-get install assaultcube

http://cdn.store.steampowered.com/public/images/v5/globalheader_logo.png
Steam Store for Linux with currently 100 titles and growing, a few are free or you can easily buy, install from testing/unstable by:

$ sudo apt-get install steam


http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/440/header_292x136.jpg?t=1371246222
is another free FPS but more comic like

And I bought some time ago:
http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/70/header_292x136.jpg?t=1360355165

So i can also play freely:
http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/10/header_292x136.jpg?t=1360355165 http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/30/header_292x136.jpg?t=1364932044

And the following betas (for linux) are available free to me:
http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/130/header_292x136.jpg?t=1364932044 http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/50/header_292x136.jpg?t=1364932044
http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/60/header_292x136.jpg?t=1371685810 http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/20/header_292x136.jpg?t=1364932044

You may also check out these sources for linux games news:

http://www.linuxgames.com/
http://www.penguspy.com/
http://www.lgdb.org/

edit: This is great news. I wasn't aware that steam worked on #! glasses I'm more of a fan of Desura though already have it up and running smile

Last edited by nebulaehair (2013-06-22 20:25:19)


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#13 2013-06-22 19:46:09

nebulaehair
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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Iranon wrote:

Truly great games: Nethack, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup and Dwarf Fortress (which is the bestest game ever).
Nice diversions: Battle for Wesnoth, OpenTyrian, Defcon, Kobo Deluxe.

I love Battle for Wesnoth. I tried playing Dwarf Fortress but didn't get it. Got lost in trying to figure out how to play the game lol.


"The time we wish we spent but lost it all."
- Coheed and Cambria.

my favorite distros: solyd xk | kwheezy

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#14 2013-06-22 19:47:46

nebulaehair
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Posts: 268

Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

shueddue wrote:

The greatest little gem i've found was Trine and Trine2.
It's a wonderful little sidescroller, absolutely great music and graphics, love it.

Yeah I've heard about that one too bad my poor dell precision | m65 can't put up with the graphics haha
that's the reason why I only play 2D styled games on Steam.


"The time we wish we spent but lost it all."
- Coheed and Cambria.

my favorite distros: solyd xk | kwheezy

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#15 2013-06-22 19:50:54

nebulaehair
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Posts: 268

Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

jens wrote:

ALEX THE ALLEGATOR (sic) - quite entertaining !
OSMOS - a VERY addictive experience
FREEORION - a cool, but yet unfinished MOO-clone (category 4X)
TORCHLIGHT - well done, but I prefer the original (Diablo - which was not released for Linux but runs well using WINE)
(Torchlight is a bit too colourful for me, and I do not like the comic-style approach of the characters - IMHO, it's overloaded.)

Approaching my forties at the end of this year, I am mostly into RETRO-GAMING these days.
I never owned a C64, but since I grew up in that era, I remember there were quite many good games.
I had a Sinclair ZX81 and later a Schneider (Amstrad) CPC6128 and learned to program while trying to adapt a few ideas.
Both had a Z80 CPU. Golden times... *sigh*

On the C64, my all-time favorite game was THE CASTLES OF DR. CREEP, closely followed by PIRATES!

Sorry for getting off-topic, but I had to mention this. wink

DANG! THAT'S ONE NICE BIG LIST UP THERE. Will be sure to check each one out! Same here, I'm a huge fan of retro-gaming, that is why I use emulators (I was trying to look for znes on the repos here (crunchbang user) but didn't find it in there. *tragic music* I've got a copy of Torchlight that runs well under Wine! wink


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#16 2013-06-22 20:16:32

xor
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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

OMG ! How on earth could i forget this one ?

URBAN TERROR

A Quake3-mod egoshooter. The one and only FPS that I play on a regular basis.
I must admit i'm addicted... big_smile


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#17 2013-06-22 23:56:18

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Left 4 Dead 2 Beta runs natively on linux now too!

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#18 2013-06-23 00:09:50

nebulaehair
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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

jens wrote:

OMG ! How on earth could i forget this one ?

URBAN TERROR

A Quake3-mod egoshooter. The one and only FPS that I play on a regular basis.
I must admit i'm addicted... big_smile

If you want a badass fps try Xonotic! You can get it from Desura, Steam, or via their official webpage.


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#19 2013-06-23 00:24:57

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Hedgewars is a fun play and a very polished game if you have the bandwidth to spare smile Also do not forget about SuperTuxKart! If you haven't played it recently, version 0.8 has a lot of new fun stuff including a story mode.

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#20 2013-06-23 02:05:51

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Linux has some great native linux titles!  I played urban terror, wolfenstein:ET, Xonotic, Open Arena, Warsow.  The one Game I could never get working which I wanted to SO BAD was True Combat Elite and True Combat Elite Close Quarters natively on Linux.  If anyone  knows of how to get that running on #! Waldorf....Please Post a tutorial!

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#21 2013-06-23 06:49:57

nebulaehair
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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

th3pun15h3r wrote:

Linux has some great native linux titles!  I played urban terror, wolfenstein:ET, Xonotic, Open Arena, Warsow.  The one Game I could never get working which I wanted to SO BAD was True Combat Elite and True Combat Elite Close Quarters natively on Linux.  If anyone  knows of how to get that running on #! Waldorf....Please Post a tutorial!

Fortunately I know about Xonotic (my favorite Linux Native fps game ever!)

kbmonkey wrote:

Hedgewars is a fun play and a very polished game if you have the bandwidth to spare smile Also do not forget about SuperTuxKart! If you haven't played it recently, version 0.8 has a lot of new fun stuff including a story mode.

SuperTuxkart? I'm going to assume it's a Super Mario Kart clone which is already putting a huuuge smile on my face.

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#22 2013-06-23 07:00:32

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

Thanks a lot for the Solarwolf recommendation.  I was just thinking, "Man, I sure could go for not getting anything done today!  I should find an addictive game about flying a spaceship over boxes."  This one fit the bill perfectly. wink

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#23 2013-06-23 07:37:24

nebulaehair
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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

DebianJoe wrote:

Thanks a lot for the Solarwolf recommendation.  I was just thinking, "Man, I sure could go for not getting anything done today!  I should find an addictive game about flying a spaceship over boxes."  This one fit the bill perfectly. wink

Have you ever played a game called Tumiki Fighters? It's an interesting shooter where each time you shoot an enemy the enemy "tears apart" and you can acquire the pieces that fall from it. Think "Katamari" meets "Abstract Shooter" sortof. If you search "Kenta Cho" in the Synaptic Package Manager, you'll be sure to find it. He's made a lot of awesome abstract shooters with a retro-look.

here's a pic of TS:
TUMIKI_Fighters_-_boss_1.jpg

Last edited by nebulaehair (2013-06-23 07:48:52)


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#24 2013-06-23 09:29:33

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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

There's a subsection in the official Debian packages list specifically for games.  It's huge.


I'm a moderator here.  How are we doing?  Feedback is encouraged.

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#25 2013-06-23 12:01:12

Doomicide
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Re: Let's Talk Linux: Native Games.

@nebulaehair: Thanks for the link. Tumiki Fighters also looks quite interesting.


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