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    Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    I'm sure we all play free software/open source games, I myself have been enjoying Freedoom. What about actual games you can buy, like the kind in stores? One rule, using Wine does NOT count, it has to be native. Source ports, count though.

    I recently bought Ultimate Doom on my Windows partition as a digital download. Thanks to PrBoom, I'm happily enjoying the classic on my Ubuntu partition. I also own a Windows copy of Quake 3, and I'm using ioquake3 to play it.

    I also own Doom 3 and Quake 4 for Windows (heh, I'm an id fan ) and I know id provides binaries for Linux, though you need a Windows copy. I haven't played them since my desktop broke. My laptop has an Intel GMA965, though I did try Doom 3 on it.

    Just wondering, does anyone else play any "bought" games on Ubuntu? I'm curious and I'd like to know what other games were made to be Linux compatible. 8)

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    Re: Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    Doom3 and all three humble-bundles.
    I also play all the half-life games and portal through steam (using wine) and Oblivion, Bioshock and Civ4 using wine. Have others, but these get semi-regular play.
    I would buy more native games but there still aren't that many ports. The humble bundles have been great as you get to try a lot of games cheaply that I doubt I ever would have bought separately. I even went back and paid more for what I already had after the second bundle proved so much fun...
    Last edited by jacksaff; July 31st, 2011 at 06:18 AM.

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    Re: Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    We have the exact games, except not civ4, I havent played any of the civs but im also running Fallout as well as Oblivion and all counter strike package 1.6 CZ CSS + Half2, My Alice madness returns didnt work /cry <girlfriend was pee'd> and ive also just put Neocron 2 on which im having a problem with.. Apparently its free now, and as far as it goes ive never played any of the Quakes, and tibia... back in the day...

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    Re: Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    I've considered a few, but the only one I yet have is X-Plane.

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    Re: Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by jwbrase View Post
    I've considered a few, but the only one I yet have is X-Plane.
    I'm also using X-Plane. It's just the best flight simulator I know:
    http://www.x-plane.com/

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    Re: Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    Playing tons of FTL right now and i try to move more and more to linux for gaming, mainly thanks to the humble indie bundles (still the easiest way to get linux games currently).

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    Re: Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    Well, I often play World of Goo and occasionally Volley Brawl. I'd be happy to get more games, but none of the others for Linux are exactly what I like. I'm a huge Valve fan, and I love stuff like their Half-Life/Portal series, but they aren't made for Linux, just Windows, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360. Fortunately, there is Wine which works fine with all of them, but at the cost of a lot of speed and a few graphics defects. (but a Steam for Linux is rumored to be happening, and there's a bit of strong evidence to prove it)
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    Post Re: Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    Got around 60+ game titles for linux. Most of them indie Games.
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    Re: Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    Doom 3, Quake 4, Unreal tournament (original and 2004), Quakewars.
    Used to own a copy of Gorky 17 but I have no idea where the disc is now.

    Thats for store games. Got a decent share of indie games I bought over the internet too (Steel storm, conquest, all the humble bundles)

    Been meaning to get one of the X games.

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    Re: Just wondering, does anyone play any "bought" games on Ubuntu?

    I have all of the indie bundles, and I bought steel storm: burning retribution through the ubuntu software center. I also have Doom3, and have played it occasionally.

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