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Linux Leenks... links...

Discussion in 'Lists and Directory' started by mmmmna, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. mmmmna

    mmmmna New Member

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    Over in the "Introductions" forum, I commented about creating a list of Linux games.

    The concept I was presenting there was MMO gaming and I feel that emulation isn't my goal because emulation means I still need Windows versions of games.

    No need to post about Flash games which work in Linux, that list is already posted.

    Aaddron offered some assistance, and I was hoping other members could raise the level of knowledge a bit by posting about what works in Linux with NO emulation.

    Aw Dang. We are back to Windows emulation for EVE. ;)

    I know of Egoboo, NetHack, Eternal Lands, and The Mana World, and Aaddron offered Second Life, Planeshift, Regnum.

    That makes 7 games to research (I'm not yet sure they are all MMO, I'll check as time permits).

    Somebody help me here - I'm too old to do this all by myself.
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Great idea. I may help when I get a chance. Been swamped in the giveaway area these days:).
     
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    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Savage 2... great game :)
     
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    Savage 2: 32 bit AND 64 bit Linux support... spectacular!
     
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    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Its also one of the best looking non-emulated games too imo.
     
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    MMOWiz Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    vendetta
    tibia
    wurm online
     
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    I'm working on a spreadsheet.... as time permits.
     
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    Was that enough games to work with?
     
  9. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    idk why I didn't think of this before open the package manager(if I remember right your distro uses Synaptic) and click on the games tab, it will list at least 100 games(not all of them are vary good)but it will provide some options.
     
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    Yes, I'm still researching what has been posted, spreadsheet has 6 entries and I haven't added all that has been posted here. I'm slowly trying to verify that my list will contain reasonably accurate entries for games that run in Linux without an emulator. I'm probably not going to try out every game, but I will at least make certain it is currently active and so on. I will likely have to trust their self descriptions for whether they are MMORPG or MMOFPS, etc.

    Just REALLY busy looking for a job, ATM: bills are piling up etc.
     
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    Yes, PCLOS is using Synaptic.

    I wanted to explore MMO gaming in Linux. If anything most of the games I can install from my repo are just BARELY online games for up to 4 players.

    IIRC, only 5 or so games in my repo are MMO. One of those MMO game packages in my repository is a client for The Mana World, the client in my repo is no longer supported by the game servers (repo client was packaged in 2007 and the repo hasn't been updated since). :rolleyes:

    As for using ubuntu repos (or anyone elses repos) with my distro, no, I don't dare wreck my OS because I'm trying to find jobs while using it. I see people over in gOS forums are trying to use ubuntu 8.10 repos for gOS and gOS states it requires 8.04 repos only, and after they use the wrong repo in gOS, they post complaining how the stuff they've installed whacked everything else..... sorry, that's not for me, I NEED my OS to remain STABLE!

    And I don't feel I have the skills for packaging stuff for the repo.

    Still interested in hearing of others, if anyone wants to add more.
     
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    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    I wasn't suggesting using them... and you shouldn't use them that would be stupid. It was an example because Ubuntu's repositories list online is well done. I was simply stating that the games in Ubuntu's list are the same as most other distros.
     
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    Oh, I wasn't really intending to jump on you over that "repo" post. I'm ok with your post, sorry if I came across in a personal manner.:) I just feel that I have to come on very strong against the idea of mixing repos, so as to help innocent readers understand how mixing repos would not be a good idea. I admit that sometimes I come on too strong (as I did there), but then again, I've been using Linux for 10 years, and I've been posting in Linux forums all the way - being strong about something quickly becomes a habit. I have a few scorch marks, know what I mean?
     
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    LOL. MCDONALDS.
     
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    Lol! Just applied today, 2:30 pm-ish. Had applied back in 2004, but they tossed it out.

    Hope I get hired...

    Never thought I'd say that.

    About McDonalds, I mean.
     
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    Spreadsheet is online

    I put the still small spreadsheet online, if you want to collaborate with me, send a PM with your email and I'll grant access, one by one. :eek:
     
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    Great idea dude. I agree with all that. :)
     
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    Well, I knew it was coming, but now it is here, I have to drop this project. Apologies that I didn't get very far, but I give what I completed.

    The most important points are to verify that the games own website actually provides a link to SOMETHING for Linux - source, packages (DEBs, RPMs), tarballs, SOMETHING.

    Along the way, I encountered references to Windows or Mac versions, but I wasn't obligated to provide Win/Mac data ... BECAUSE ... my request was about mmo for Linux! :p :eek:

    Ok, the information I post below is evidently in tab separated format when I copy it out of this post; Open Office spreadsheet imports it from my clipboard as tab separated format. Just copy the info, switch to OO, use Ctrl-shift-V, select 'paste as unformatted text' and the OO 'text import' wizard thingy shows up. For me, OO is set for import type 'Separated by tab' but better to make sure. This next part of importing the data is rather important: be sure that when you are still in the wizard, set all columns as column type 'text'. Otherwise, the version number columns might become formatted as dates (they do, trust me, I been there) and you might never be able to undo the conversion to date format.

    Code:
    Game Name	URL	Linux 32	Linux 64	Date investigated	
    Egoboo	http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/	2.6.8		04/16/09	
    Savage 2	http://www.savage2.com/	1.5.0	1.5.0	04/16/09	
    The Mana World	http://themanaworld.org/	0.0.26+		04/16/09	+: lower version is a prebuilt Slackware package, higher version is current tarball of sourcecode
    NetHack	http://www.nethack.org/	3.4.3		04/16/09	
    Eternal Lands	http://www.eternal-lands.com/	1.8.0		04/16/09	Sound files are not included in the game download, optional to download sounds as a zip file as version 1.5.0
    Second Life	http://www.secondlife.com/	1.22.11.113941		04/30/09	
    Planeshift	http://www.planeshift.it/	0.4.03	0.4.03	04/30/09	
    Regnum	http://www.regnumonline.com			04/30/09	The only download offered is a mimetype of "application/x-msdos-program"... DOS??
    EVE	http://www.eveonline.com/			04/18/09	dropped Linux support
    MySims	http://www.mysims.com/			04/30/09	Look like common retail (Windows) games on the website, but they are all about downloading after purchasing.
    Cities XL	http://www.citiesxl.com/			05/12/09	Will CITIES XLâ„¢ be available for Mac or Linux? CITIES XLâ„¢ is first planned to release on Windows XP and Vista.
    BloodWars	http://bloodwars.net/	browser	browser	04/30/09	Per http://wiki.bloodwars.net/index.php?title=BloodWars: "Requirements: PC, connection with the internet, up-to-date browser."
    Vendetta	http://www.vendetta-online.com/	y	y	04/30/09	Not browser based, no client versions revealed.
    Tibia	http://www.tibia.com/	y	y	04/30/09	FAQ: At this point of time we have client programs for Windows 95/98/ME/XP/2000/Vista and Linux libc version 6 or later.
    Wurm Online	http://www.wurmonline.com/	y	tbd	04/30/09	Java based. An AMD64 version is nearing completion, Intel 64 not mentioned.
    
    
    Last but not least, I played Gaiaonline for about a month, MOSTLY compatible with Linux since it is a Flash based system. I was not able to place my furniture in my house, because the furniture placement page seems to require EXACTLY 32 bit Windows (no worky for 32 bit Linux, no worky for XP64). I'm giving up on Gaia because of the immature kiddies in the town: all the males saying 'shaddap biotch' or trash talking and it seemed that most of the girls I met were looking for cyber---, bleh. I don't want that stuff. Also, Gaia is converting to cash based game items, looking like they are rapidly dropping using Gaia Gold.

    TTFN!
     

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