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    Default List of commercial Linux PPC, Sparc and Alpha games

    Hi

    This is list of commercial PPC, Sparc and Alpha games :

    Loki Entertainment Software

    Civilization: Call to Power (PowerPC)
    Civilization: Call to Power (Alpha)
    Civilization: Call to Power (Sparc)
    Heroes of Might and Magic III (PowerPC)
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (PowerPC)
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (Alpha)
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (Sparc)
    Myth II: Soulblighter (PowerPC)
    Railroad Tycoon II Gold Edition (PowerPC)
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri with Alien Crossfire expansion pack (PowerPC)
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri with Alien Crossfire expansion pack (Alpha)

    Linux Game Publishing

    Candy Cruncher (PowerPC)
    Gorky 17 (PowerPC)
    Majesty Gold - Only first box version of Majesty Gold (without DRM) (PowerPC)
    NingPo MahJong (PowerPC)
    Soul Ride (PowerPC)

    Runesoft

    Robin Hood: Legenda Sherwood (PowerPC)
    Northland (PowerPC)

    Illwinter Game Design

    Dominions: Priests, Prophets & Pretenders (PowerPC)
    Dominions II: The Ascension Wars (PowerPC)
    Dominions 3 (PowerPC)

    Hyperion Entertainment

    Sin (PowerPC)

    Canceled Games

    Ballistics (PowerPC)
    Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy (PowerPC)


    Unofficial Games

    Thilo Schulz

    Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (PowerPC)

    Icculus

    Duke Nukem 3D (PowerPC)
    Quake 3 (PowerPC)

    Do you have any comments or opinions?

    Did you tried to run these games on Linux PPC, Sparc or Alpha?
    Last edited by gbudny; 04-03-2012 at 07:51 PM.

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    Update: I forgot about Candy Cruncher (Sparc)

    Loki Entertainment Software

    Civilization: Call to Power (PowerPC)
    Civilization: Call to Power (Alpha)
    Civilization: Call to Power (Sparc)
    Heroes of Might and Magic III (PowerPC)
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (PowerPC)
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (Alpha)
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (Sparc)
    Myth II: Soulblighter (PowerPC)
    Railroad Tycoon II Gold Edition (PowerPC)
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri with Alien Crossfire expansion pack (PowerPC)
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri with Alien Crossfire expansion pack (Alpha)

    Linux Game Publishing

    Candy Cruncher (PowerPC)
    Candy Cruncher (Sparc)
    Gorky 17 (PowerPC)
    Majesty Gold - Only first box version of Majesty Gold (without DRM) (PowerPC)
    NingPo MahJong (PowerPC)
    Soul Ride (PowerPC)

    Runesoft

    Robin Hood: Legenda Sherwood (PowerPC)
    Northland (PowerPC)

    Illwinter Game Design

    Dominions: Priests, Prophets & Pretenders (PowerPC)
    Dominions II: The Ascension Wars (PowerPC)
    Dominions 3 (PowerPC)

    Hyperion Entertainment

    Sin (PowerPC)

    Canceled Games

    Ballistics (PowerPC)
    Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy (PowerPC)


    Unofficial Games

    Thilo Schulz

    Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (PowerPC)

    Icculus

    Duke Nukem 3D (PowerPC)
    Quake 3 (PowerPC)

    Do you have any comments or opinions?

    Did you tried to run these games on Linux PPC, Sparc or Alpha?

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    Update: I forgot about Soul Ride (Sparc) and Soul Ride (Alpha)

    Loki Entertainment Software

    Civilization: Call to Power (PowerPC)
    Civilization: Call to Power (Alpha)
    Civilization: Call to Power (Sparc)
    Heroes of Might and Magic III (PowerPC)
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (PowerPC)
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (Alpha)
    Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (Sparc)
    Myth II: Soulblighter (PowerPC)
    Railroad Tycoon II Gold Edition (PowerPC)
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri with Alien Crossfire expansion pack (PowerPC)
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri with Alien Crossfire expansion pack (Alpha)

    Linux Game Publishing

    Candy Cruncher (PowerPC)
    Candy Cruncher (Sparc)
    Gorky 17 (PowerPC)
    Majesty Gold - Only first box version of Majesty Gold (without DRM) (PowerPC)
    NingPo MahJong (PowerPC)
    Soul Ride (PowerPC)
    Soul Ride (Sparc)
    Soul Ride (Alpha)

    Runesoft

    Robin Hood: Legenda Sherwood (PowerPC)

    Illwinter Game Design

    Dominions: Priests, Prophets & Pretenders (PowerPC)
    Dominions II: The Ascension Wars (PowerPC)
    Dominions 3 (PowerPC)

    Hyperion Entertainment

    Sin (PowerPC)

    Canceled Games

    Ballistics (PowerPC)
    Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy (PowerPC)
    Northland (PowerPC)

    Unofficial Games

    Thilo Schulz

    Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (PowerPC)

    Icculus

    Duke Nukem 3D (PowerPC)
    Quake 3 (PowerPC)

    Do you have any comments or opinions?

    Did you tried to run these games on Linux PPC, Sparc or Alpha

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    Default GPU Drivers, anyone?

    Does Linux even have proper GPU acceleration under these CPU architectures?

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    My impression was that support on non-x86 lagged a bit in bug fixing but there are devs working on it (and keeping it working) and from the questions those devs have been asking on IRC the core support does seem to be there. That said, most of the discussion I have seen relates to PPC first, Alpha second, with not much about Sparc so my guess is that the "workingness" varies in that order as well (ie better on PPC than Sparc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    My impression was that support on non-x86 lagged a bit in bug fixing but there are devs working on it (and keeping it working) and from the questions those devs have been asking on IRC the core support does seem to be there. That said, most of the discussion I have seen relates to PPC first, Alpha second, with not much about Sparc so my guess is that the "workingness" varies in that order as well (ie better on PPC than Sparc).
    I have always thought that computers with Alpha processors are less popular than Sparc because Alpha that is a dead platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxxx View Post
    Does Linux even have proper GPU acceleration under these CPU architectures?
    That is a good question. I still don't know what kind of a Mac computer I should buy in order to check these games. I prefer Nvidia graphics cards but I am aware of the fact that ATI can be a better option in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbudny View Post
    That is a good question. I still don't know what kind of a Mac computer I should buy in order to check these games. I prefer Nvidia graphics cards but I am aware of the fact that ATI can be a better option in this case.
    Maybe some of the Amigas are the best PPC desktop solution curently, but they are mostly slowish compared to the x86 and very very expensive .

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaOne_X1000

    Check their forum and linux threads they use Radeon cards 100% (with X1000 they can use current cards supported with opensource radeon driver) it seems good but here and there mesa must be patched slightly because of endianess format problems, etc.

    http://forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz/

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    He, he it is silly how much those AmigaONE are expensive .

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    You know... on any other forum that would be a stickied post that would be edited as it needed to be updated...

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