Everything you wanted to know about Linux games

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Aug 12, 2009.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
    Hi all,

    Here we go: you are a Linux user and you have a game you want to play. No worries. Just remember the game title; I'll take care of the rest. In this article, we will learn how to find and install Linux games, including game repositories, manual downloads, WINE, Cedega and CrossOver solutions for Windows games, virtualization, DOS games via DOSBox, browser games (Flash and Java), and more.

    This is an absolute MUST for anyone even remotely interested in Linux AND games.



    Took me quite a few hours to write this, so comments and suggestions are most appreciated.

    Last edited: Aug 14, 2009
  2. Martijn2

    Martijn2 Registered Member

    Jul 24, 2006
    The Netherlands
    Great guide! Something that helped me a lot is a program called PlayOnLinux ( http://www.playonlinux.com/en/ ). The database is not that large, but its free ;)
  3. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Thanks for the time well spent. Mrk.

    With the vast improvements in Virtual Machines, specifically VirtualBox I am favoring that solution over the other. VirtualBox is a cinch to install (at least that's my experience) and runs most native windows games quite well, at least the ones I've tried.

    I found it amusing that you mentioned Armor Games, I have wasted away considerable time on that site, specifically on Crush the Castle that you used for you example screen shot. :)

    I have a few DOS games that I occasionally like to play and reminisce with, for those I again use VirtualBox running DOS of course.
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