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chris200x9
April 29th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Hi, I'm getting a new laptop I'm not much of a gamer but it has a decent video card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650. I was just wondering if you could reccomend me some games, I'm pretty out of touch with PC gaming, though I love civilization and am looking forward to civ 5. I like RPGs like final fantasy, and turn based strategy games. An added note, I only have use of one hand so can you please take this into consideration when recommending games, i.e not first person shooters.

edit: I will have windows 7 too, it doesn't have to only be linux games.

barney385
April 29th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Football Manager 2010.

WinterRain
April 29th, 2010, 10:43 PM
I say open the software center, go to the games category and go nuts trying out different games. They even have screenshots of most games.

samalex
April 29th, 2010, 10:56 PM
Depends on what you want. I'm not much of a gamer either, but here are some great Linux-friendly games:

Vendetta Online - http://www.vendetta-online.com/
Nexuiz - http://www.alientrap.org/nexuiz/
Warsow - http://www.warsow.net/
Planeshift - http://www.planeshift.it/
EVE Online - http://www.eveonline.com/ (doesn't support Linux any longer, but it's still possible to get it working so I hear)
Second Life - http://secondlife.com

Most of these have impressive graphics, especially Vendetta and Nexuiz.

Have fun :)

Sam

Objekt
April 29th, 2010, 11:05 PM
The previous post gave away most of the goodies, but here's one of my favorites: Urban Terror 4.1.

It is available in both Linux and Windows versions. The Linux version comes in both 32- and 64-bit flavors. Really fun game, with lots of servers still active.

antenna
April 29th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Be aware some of the last few mentioned (Nexuiz, Urban Terror at least) are first person shooters and probably don't meet the thread starter's requirements (if you read their whole post ;)).

Battle For Wesnoth is often mentioned, turn based game (RPG game I guess), I have only played it briefly (turn based is not my thing) but it's very well regarded.

I'm not much of a gamer myself and only play on Linux, I like World Of Goo and more recently Osmos but they both cost a few $.

Cuddles McKitten
April 29th, 2010, 11:31 PM
If you like turn-based strategy games, pick up the game of Go; you'll learn the rules in less than a minute, but you won't gain any real competency for days. You can find it under the package "quarry" or play it online on in several places.

DeadSuperHero
April 29th, 2010, 11:51 PM
Neverball, Syntensity, World of Goo,, WarZone2100, 20000 Light Years in Space, to name a small amount.

http://freegamer.blogspot.com/ has some phenomenal up-and-coming FOSS games. His coverage is just great, I've discovered several smaller projects that usually don't get noticed by packagers.

Edit: Although the project is far from a release, PARPG is a fascinating sort of clone of the old Fallout games. http://blog.parpg.net/

chris200x9
April 30th, 2010, 12:00 AM
Be aware some of the last few mentioned (Nexuiz, Urban Terror at least) are first person shooters and probably don't meet the thread starter's requirements (if you read their whole post ;)).

Battle For Wesnoth is often mentioned, turn based game (RPG game I guess), I have only played it briefly (turn based is not my thing) but it's very well regarded.

I'm not much of a gamer myself and only play on Linux, I like World Of Goo and more recently Osmos but they both cost a few $.

holy crap tried the world of goo demo, it's great!

edit: also I was thinking more along the lines of comercial windows games. Not that this thread does not contain some gems.

DeadSuperHero
April 30th, 2010, 12:56 AM
I was thinking more along the lines of comercial windows games.

To be fair, many FOSS games have native Windows ports. ;)

andrewabc
April 30th, 2010, 01:11 AM
Older mature games that would have good prices:

Rome: Total War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome_total_war) with Eruopa Barbarorum (http://www.europabarbarorum.com/) mod.

Morrowwind (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Morrowind) with tons of added mods (http://morrowind2009.wordpress.com/)

Sometimes keyboard is used, although not as important as in FPS.

I presume you have a mouse with lots of buttons?

v.cecchetto
April 30th, 2010, 01:27 AM
Neverwinter Nights

andrewabc
April 30th, 2010, 01:29 AM
Neverwinter Nights

Yep. Awesome game. Make sure to get Diamond edition.

chris200x9
April 30th, 2010, 01:55 AM
Older mature games that would have good prices:

Rome: Total War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome_total_war) with Eruopa Barbarorum (http://www.europabarbarorum.com/) mod.

Morrowwind (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Morrowind) with tons of added mods (http://morrowind2009.wordpress.com/)

Sometimes keyboard is used, although not as important as in FPS.

I presume you have a mouse with lots of buttons?

no, only 2 button mouse.

andrewabc
April 30th, 2010, 02:08 AM
no, only 2 button mouse.

Hmm, well those games will work with 2 button mice (morrowwind needing keyboard more than rome total war). Although if wanting to play newer games I would think a 5 button mouse would be very helpful if you can customize controls. Cost around $50. I got a wireless 4 button laptop mouse for $22.

madjr
April 30th, 2010, 02:30 AM
playdeb

http://www.playdeb.net/updates/Ubuntu/all/

kaldor
April 30th, 2010, 02:39 AM
Hi, I'm getting a new laptop I'm not much of a gamer but it has a decent video card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650. I was just wondering if you could reccomend me some games, I'm pretty out of touch with PC gaming, though I love civilization and am looking forward to civ 5. I like RPGs like final fantasy, and turn based strategy games. An added note, I only have use of one hand so can you please take this into consideration when recommending games, i.e not first person shooters.

edit: I will have windows 7 too, it doesn't have to only be linux games.

Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is incredibly fun with a group of people online. StarWars fan or not, it's an amazing game. Works extremely well in WINE and the multiplayer servers are open sourced. Lots of player-made stuff floating around; very individualistic game.

Originally meant to be an FPS, it branched off into a unique game that is kinda on its own. Singleplayer sucks, but the multiplayer is perfect. Can run on Windows 98, so surely you can run it on 7/Ubuntu :D

It is more of a social game unless you want to get into competing.

Edit: Examples of gameplay differences between servers:

basejka saber only fighting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDr4jGgLdGg

MakerMod player building and roleplaying:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr4xwtlfFjo&feature=fvsr

Random community stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yv8m06oqM8
^I made the Samurai characters on GIMP :)

Enjoy

Matthewthegreat
April 30th, 2010, 04:29 AM
I love civilization and am looking forward to civ 5. I like RPGs like final fantasy, and turn based strategy games. An added note, I only have use of one hand so can you please take this into consideration when recommending games, i.e not first person shooters.

edit: I will have windows 7 too, it doesn't have to only be linux games.

I love civilization too! It's one of my favorites!

You might like Machinarium, audiosurf, and/or sins of a solar empire. All of which have linux ports of run in wine. I know you want games that only use one hand but I think everyone should play portal ;) it's a great game!