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March 30th, 2010, 05:12 AM
I have a couple general kind of questions that I would appreciate some input on.

1) I'm not a gamer. But I would like to try some Linux games. Not simple flash games like bubble spinner, something a little bigger and more involved. Any suggestions?

2) I would really like to check out what is available in the area of commercial Linux software. Everything from Games to media to productivity software. Any links/comments would be appreciated.

I'm just trying to get a larger idea for what is out there. Thanks.

March 30th, 2010, 05:17 AM
what kind of games do you like?

wesnoth and freeciv are best turn based strategy.

urban terror is probably the best $0.00 FPS.

March 30th, 2010, 05:20 AM
what kind of games do you like?

wesnoth and freeciv are best turn based strategy.

urban terror is probably the best $0.00 FPS.

Urban Terror? That sounds like a must check out! :D

March 30th, 2010, 05:50 AM
Frozen Bubble and Extreme Tux Racer, both are in the repositories.

March 30th, 2010, 06:24 AM
To install Urban Terror, download the zip at their page. It even has a 64-bit executable. Other than that I like Frozen Bubble and have heard good things about Nexuiz. Wesnoth is one of the most professional looking games I have seen on Linux.

March 30th, 2010, 06:31 AM
I recently discovered PlayDeb (http://www.playdeb.net/updates/ubuntu/9.10/)

March 30th, 2010, 06:32 AM
It all depends on what you like.
I personally am very interested in PlaneShift (http://www.planeshift.it/) but I still have to install it... [following the progress of the program atm]

As far as media is concerned, you might want to look into plugins for The Gimp, there are loads out there, and a lot of them are good fun, and useful.

March 30th, 2010, 06:49 AM
I personally suggest tremulous.

The one in the ubuntu repos is old, so dl it at.


It is fun and original. But fast paced and can take a while to pickup.

March 30th, 2010, 06:49 AM
World of Goo is one of the best Linux games, it's also commercial so that's two birds with one stone for you.

tica vun
March 30th, 2010, 06:49 AM
Flightgear (http://www.flightgear.org),Stepmania (http://www.stepmania.com), Nexuiz (http://www.alientrap.org/nexuiz/). Note: Both Flightgear and Stepmania have outdated versions in the repositories, so download and install them by following instructions on their sites.

March 30th, 2010, 08:29 AM
Openarena is alright. I belive it is based on Quake 3 arena.

March 30th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Quake Live works on Linux, it works really well.

You might want to try Scorched Earth and Sauerbraten; both have pretty good graphics.