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3rd December 2004, 03:45 AM
I was wondering around.... I can't get rid of windows 'cause games are pretty important in my free times....
is there anything I can do to play the most recent games under Fedora core?
I remember playing need for speed 4 under mandrake a years ago ...pretty slow though:S

what you guys think about game development under linux?
I think it won't start unless linux got a greater part of desktop percentage. :(

3rd December 2004, 05:17 AM
About the only thing you can use in Linux to play the latest games would be Wine (http://www.winehq.com/) or WineX/Cedega (http://www.transgaming.com/). There are a few native Linux ports, Doom 3 and Unreal Tournament 2004 come to mind, but they are far and few in between. I personally would buy games for Linux if they were released, but I am also happy playing solitare as well.

Unfortunately, I don't see major games being ported over to Linux for some time, but I have been known to be wrong. Most companies don't want to spend the money. I think that companies will start to port games once one major game sells exceptionally well. Plus, the bad memories of Loki are still on people's minds.


3rd December 2004, 05:54 AM
I have played UT2003, tux racer, armagetron and other games in FC2.

3rd December 2004, 06:16 AM
How is your sound in Tux Racer? I am running Gnome, and when I start Tux, the sound is (for want of a better term) scratchy. I tried running it from KDE once, and the sound was better. Otherwise, sound (built into this Elitegroup KT600-A motherboard) is excellent.

I am also running with the NVIDIA drivers, otherwise the video is horribly jumpy.



3rd December 2004, 06:48 AM
check out linux-gamers.net for more information on gaming on linux, also you can check www.flightgear.org for a flight simulator (includes f-22 to boeing 737 etc), and t1-crs.sourceforge.net (a car racing game)

3rd December 2004, 06:52 AM
I have got scratchy sound in Tux Racer too. Other sounds (system, music, other games)are good.

3rd December 2004, 07:27 AM
Try http://www.americasarmy.com/

It's a fps that also has a linux version. Its a great game.

Best of all its free!


4th December 2004, 05:08 AM

Great resource, and icculus is doing dynamite by porting/helping to port popular games to Linux!

8th December 2004, 07:40 PM
Of course you could just use Wine or WineX/cedega and run pretty much anything. I know for a fact that Half Life 2 and Counterstrike:Source can run with cedega.

Of course, untill ATI does something about there drivers, I don't have #D support. :(

8th December 2004, 08:02 PM
these two sites seems also interesting

Does anynone knows whether i can find winex in rpm package?

8th December 2004, 11:29 PM

havnt tried it myself yet but going to see if i can get WoW to work on FC3 soon

9th December 2004, 02:39 AM
I've got:
3D fps
- Return to Castle Wolfenstein demo
- Enemy Territory (Complete game built on RTCW engine)
- Quake 3 demo (worked in FC2, but not FC3)
- Unreal Tournament 2003, 2004 demos

3D other:
- Tuxracer
- Torcs - racing
- Foobillard - billiards
- Neverball / Neverputt
- Flightgear

But the one I've been having the most fun with lately is: MAME
If you've never heard of it - it's an arcade machine emulator. Plays all the classics like Double Dragon, Crusin' USA, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros, Duck Hunt and literlally thousands of others. Emulates Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Neo-Geo and others. Really brings back memories :)

9th December 2004, 02:45 PM
Games comming from windows:
- Americas Army, Medal of Honor, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Enemy Territory, Quake 3, Unreal Tournament 1, 2003, 2004, Soldier of fortune, Doom 3, Heroes of might and magic 3, Sim city 3000 unlimited, Tribes 2,..

Native Linux games:
- Cube, Racer, Tux Racer, GLtron, Foobillard, Flight Gear,... and much more

Check suprnova.org -> Games -> Linux

9th December 2004, 02:58 PM
I have successfully installed far cry on fedora 2 (with help of cedega/cross over office) and I had a feeling it would run if i had the ati drivers properly installed. (it did the same as ut2004 for linux - splash screen and then nothing). Ill try it out on fedora 3 as soon as the ati drivers will be released.

as for the native gameing.. nah, i am not that much into games anyway.

10th December 2004, 05:10 PM
I play Neverwinter Nights on my linux laptop all the time.