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Garyu
January 19th, 2006, 02:45 PM
I enjoy playing games. But I don't want to slow things down with Wine or Cedega, and also, as someone commented in a different forum; if I buy windows-games to run in Cedega, how will the game developers know that what I _really_ want is games developed for linux?

So, I have installed Americas Army. It works great, and it is a lot of fun even though I think it is a bit too realistic at times (one bullet in the head actually kills you, which makes it really difficult). I will soon also give Neverwinter Nights a try since I heard they have a linux download on their web page and I already own a licence.

There are also a lot of small but enjoyable games available with install and from synaptic.

BUT, what I wanted to ask is this: What other games can you recommend that will run directly in linux - without Wine or Cedega? Someone said something about WoW, but then I read here that people are making HOWTO:s for using WoW with Wine, so I guess that WoW isn't available for linux then?

Azion
January 19th, 2006, 03:59 PM
There are plenty of posts in this forum about various games.
People are constantly working on new ones.
I think Quake 4 and the new Doom have Linux packages.
Another is Savage, kinda of a strategy game.

Check out tuxgames.com for more

Artificial Intelligence
January 19th, 2006, 05:29 PM
Wow isn't availble for linux, but can run through wine and cedega.

Native commercial linux games: Postal 2, Creatures 3, Quake series, UT series, Dominions Series, Nwn + exp., Savage and savage 2 when it gets released, Devil Whiskey etc. etc. take a look at my sig.
There's also a loki installer for Morrowind + exp.

akurashy
January 19th, 2006, 05:56 PM
Umm... how can wine and cedega be slow? you might think is emulating but really it runs like a native, i run many games in my ubuntu box and none of them have trouble with wine/cedega (except the ones that aren't supported) and mouse and performance is very smooth

skirkpatrick
January 19th, 2006, 06:29 PM
I'm running Quake 4, Doom 3, Neverwinter Nights, and Enemy Territory with Linux native clients. Back when my gaming clan had a CoD squad, I ran CoD on Wine and had better performance and less lag than when I ran it under XP.

leech
January 19th, 2006, 11:22 PM
Wow isn't availble for linux, but can run through wine and cedega.

Native commercial linux games: Postal 2, Creatures 3, Quake series, UT series, Dominions Series, Nwn + exp., Savage and savage 2 when it gets released, Devil Whiskey etc. etc. take a look at my sig.
There's also a loki installer for Morrowind + exp.

Yeah, but there are also loki installers for Soldier of Fortune 2, Baldur's Gate 2, etc. But they're all still using Wine.

Of course there is an easy howto for Neverwinter Nights in my Sig that I created for the Platinum edition. If you don't have the platinum edition, I'd suggest going to http://icculus.org/~ravage for installers for other editions.

(Note on Neverwinter Nights. The Diamond edition, from what I've heard, is basically the Platinum, but with the Kingmaker CD module. The CD version of Kingmaker is not currently installable in linux. But I think my Howto will still apply for the rest of it. I think Bioware is working on this issue.)

Leech

Garyu
January 19th, 2006, 11:54 PM
Wow isn't availble for linux, but can run through wine and cedega.

Native commercial linux games: Postal 2, Creatures 3, Quake series, UT series, Dominions Series, Nwn + exp., Savage and savage 2 when it gets released, Devil Whiskey etc. etc. take a look at my sig.
There's also a loki installer for Morrowind + exp.

very good tips. :)

Thanks a heap =)

Tichondrius
January 20th, 2006, 01:35 AM
UT2004 is by far the most popular online game available natively on Linux. This game rocks even being 2 years old and has a huge online community, and upcoming UT2007 is gonna be the best game ever

madjinx
January 20th, 2006, 02:44 AM
heres my games dir for linux games (faster then typing them all). All these game are native.

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5359/screenshot5hw.th.png (http://img42.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot5hw.png)

most are commercail games, but Wesnoth (which is free) is really getting my addicted.

polpak
January 20th, 2006, 04:48 AM
As for fun Native Linux games I play (in no particular order)


1) Savage
2) America's Army
3) Vendetta Online
4) Wesnoth
5) Neverwinter Nights
6) Unreal Tourniment
7) Quake 4

For emulated games I play

1) Warcraft 3
2) StarCraft
3) Half Life 2
4) Old SNES ROMS
5) My old dos games (Might and Magic, Bards Tale, etc)

quinnman
January 20th, 2006, 11:51 AM
Umm... how can wine and cedega be slow? you might think is emulating but really it runs like a native, i run many games in my ubuntu box and none of them have trouble with wine/cedega (except the ones that aren't supported) and mouse and performance is very smooth
This comparison of Wine with Windows XP looks interesting http://wiki.winehq.org/BenchMark-0.9.5

Garyu
January 24th, 2006, 01:22 AM
Oh, haha. I wonder what the MS-guys have to say about that... :P

slux
January 24th, 2006, 01:57 AM
Check this list out:

http://icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php?license=commercial

Miguel
January 27th, 2006, 10:28 AM
Hi guys,

I saw one of you mention Morrowind. Does it run through wine? Or does it require cedega?

I mean, the only curreng games I play in winblows are Morrowind (+expansions) and TW2k6 (and this only when I have access to the CD-ROM of my father).

Artificial Intelligence
January 27th, 2006, 11:36 AM
There's a Loki installer for Morrowind.
http://www.liflg.org/?catid=7&gameid=38
Though the movies intro sucks (choppy), but the game itself runs great. Just hit escape continuously to pass through the movie clips.

Miguel
January 27th, 2006, 11:44 AM
Thanks, for the link AI. However, it still doesn't tell me if it is Wine or Cedega. Though cedega is not expensive, I'd rather support a libre project (and it is free, too). Also, the installer seems to be for Morrowind only (I own both expansions)

BTW: About the videos, I once read on the Morrowind forum that using a no-cd patch and then copying the videos to the hard disk would solve these problems.

Back on topic, if any of you is into graphical adventures, ScummVM runs older ones (up to Broken Sword 2) just fine.

Artificial Intelligence
January 27th, 2006, 11:51 AM
As I recall it's wine, I'm not 100% sure.

1Xtreeme
October 5th, 2007, 07:07 PM
Im about to try wine, some games I have to play! XP still on drive just in case LOL.

Some keep refering to wine and cedega as emulation? Its just executing .dll's in linux! Its not emulating hardware at all. Thats where performance hits are. ANYONE who does emulation will agree, when emulating diff architectures, mostly those with a higher bit is the major hang up. I mean makeing your cpu play like its a ps2 is gonna hammer it big time. Having your video take over ops, that were in the propriatary cpu architecture on a console will take a hit. But making a x86 run a x86 program just executed diff (.dll instead) wont bring it down noticiably if at all!


Now heres to gaming on Linux anyway we can!:)

I think it doesnt matter how we run games on it. The point will eventually get across to the developers either way, if we just keep playing. Games that work well in linux will sell little better. NWN knew that, but the devs didnt go through with NWN2 version! Howver now we got the mac platform in the same boat as us. Those mac gamers are getting restless. We just became a larger group of gamers that want 'nix based games not dll he!!.:lolflag: