> Indeed I had HL2 and Steam playing under Wine with 11.1 and KDE 3.5.
> Too bad after 10 minutes I was motion sick.
> Are you running NWN under Wine as well?
> I have a machine that run Mandriva 2007 which I run NWN under Linuix
> along with Q3A and a old version of Urban Terror.
My commercial games:
UT2004 (native port, with the upgrade patch)
HL 1,2 Steam (via wine)
Decent 3 (native port)
Quake 1,2,3,4 (native port)
Doom 1,2,3 (native port)
WorldOfGoo (native port)
Tux Racer (the real one, native port, requires rare patch)
Putt Putt, Freddie Fish, Spy Fox
As you can see… it WAS an interest, but there are so many reasonable free
Linux games out there, that it’s sorta worthless now to pursue spending
money on something that may or may not work with Linux (e.g. wine). My 3d
card for the longest time was a MGA200 based card…
Walk down memory lane:
My favorite commercial games is still UT2004, runs great, behaves well…
works like the Windows version… very well done port. My least favorite is
id Software since they masqueraded as a Linux friendly company and then
fragged us all. Arguably, UT2004 wasn’t better in that regard as the recent
versions do not work with Linux (beware, buy the blue box)… but they
never really said they were a Linux champion IMHO… not like id did. Doom
3 was such a miserable failure… not sure I really care to play their games
anyhow. HL2 is about 10,000 times better (perhaps even more). Id sunk
their own boat (forgot to enable cheats).
WorldOfGoo is a simple game and unfortunately doesn’t come with more levels.
Some DO have problems running it… but when it runs, it is a great game and
I DO recommend throwing them money. Well done (for a relatively recent
It’s a real shame that the real Tux Racer from SunSpire didn’t fare well…
The graphics are awesome (unlike the free one everyone uses). The
commercial product was a delight to the eye and very professional. Sad this
one has become a collector’s item.
Descent 3 port was very reasonable and playable. Graphics were fantastic
for the time. Again, like most commercial ports, it did NOT fare well…
but it was excellent to play.
Which of course leads to the infamous Loki… which reminds me of the
subprime mortgage crisis which caused much of the USA’s financial crisis.
Tons of flash games work just fine with Linux (if you’re not afraid of
One of my favorite Linux native games is Chromium 3d (aka chromium… and a
big “no thank you” to Google and friends for using the same name). It’s
just a shoot em up scroller, but the graphics are well done. I was a big
Xevious fan when I was a teen (which btw works on Linux if you don’t mind
the legalities of making it run).
I may have to post some videos… But right now, my primary 3d gaming
desktop is still running 11.1 (yes… there are a gazillion reason, the
biggest being the way compiz works with KDE 3.5… so you have your cake and
eat it too with regards to desktop effects and fullscreen 3d gaming). In a
way, I’m not sure I want to destroy it… what’s the point? I like having
my cake and eating it too. Sadly, it’s something that is difficult with the
newer openSUSE and a KDE4 base… but I guess I’ll have to destroy it all
at some point (which will just lead to flame wars, etc… likely).