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  • Michael
    started a topic What Linux Games Are Most Important To You?

    What Linux Games Are Most Important To You?

    I've received a request to find out what the most popular / important Linux games are to you. For those that play any games on their Linux OS, please share the titles below. Once we have a nice list of games, we'll then set it up for a voting process.

    While I don't normally play any games, I'll start by listing Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

    Note: If you're playing games within WINE, just list WINE but the Windows game being run is not needed.

  • Thetargos
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    I think SDL 2 (AKA 1.3) is supposed to be a much better, cleaner implementation, with a LOT of additions.

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  • Dragonlord
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    I don't know why but SDL never made me fly. It's a good idea but somehow the execution is a bit... lacking :/

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  • Vadi
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    'EWMH fullscreen hint instead of an redirect-override window [...] the way SDL does it is that it ignores the window manager'

    Of course, this is all useless if the game doesn't support it and you're locked in for the entire session... hence why I've been playin s2 only recently. This basic feature is kind of very useful.

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by Thetargos View Post
    I may be wrong, but I do believe that task-switching is not supported by SDL, or requires to be implemented by the programmers or something to that effect.
    It's supposed to be supported. But, it's not wholly automagic. Outbound from the game should work right, but on inbound, you have to catch the notification event and do the right things to have it work right. Many games don't catch this tidbit (Now that reminds me...gotta check that in at least Bandits... ) Now, having said this, not all versions of the SDL supported this and many games do an LD_PRELOAD of their chosen .so's (NWN being one of the culprits there... ) so it could be a mix of plain flat NOT supporting it and not doing the right things with the support that IS there.

    Maybe Savage does not use SDL in any way and relies on good-old GLX which I do believe DOES support task-switching (the key combination is changed, IIRC), but you are absolutely right in that not many games support task-switching.
    Savage doesn't appear to be using SDL when you check .so's via ldd. And it's not that they don't support task-switching, they don't support it properly.

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  • Thetargos
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    Originally posted by Vadi View Post
    Savage 2

    They ship a native 64bit version, and, you can alt+tab out of the game just fine in fullscreen mode!

    which is something amazing, 99% of the open-source games aren't even able to accomplish that.
    I may be wrong, but I do believe that task-switching is not supported by SDL, or requires to be implemented by the programmers or something to that effect. Maybe Savage does not use SDL in any way and relies on good-old GLX which I do believe DOES support task-switching (the key combination is changed, IIRC), but you are absolutely right in that not many games support task-switching.

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  • Vadi
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    Savage 2

    They ship a native 64bit version, and, you can alt+tab out of the game just fine in fullscreen mode!

    which is something amazing, 99% of the open-source games aren't even able to accomplish that.

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  • pete910
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    Well just joined so thought I would add In no particular order:

    UT
    UT2k4

    Come on Epic I'm STILL WAITING
    Had to have a dig sorry mods/admins

    Quake3 + TA
    STV:Slite force
    Serious Sam 1 & 2
    Freespace 2
    Doom3 + ROE
    ET:QW (Just bought after finding they do native client, I'm hooked on it now)
    Nexuiz
    Alien arena
    Prey demo (Just trying it at the mo)
    Chromiun (Very addictive)
    Forsaken (Only found this the other week that its Ported/working on linux)

    Theres a few I didn't realize had ports from this topic

    X2 demo Had a look on egosoft.com seems very good game but the demo just seg faults
    X3 looks v nice also when its done.(you may have a another fan if I can get it to work...)
    From what I've seen It reminds me of X-com/freespace2. both I liked

    C&C Generals Has a installer but I believe it requires wine.No Multiplayer though

    Pete

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  • danielk
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    • Jagged Alliance 2
    • Doom 3
    • ScummVM
    • Neverwinter Nights
    • Wine
    • Smaller games like SuperTux for distraction
    • Celestia ? not a game, but great fun nonetheless!

    I used to play the native Linux port of Jagged Alliance 2 quite a lot, until it stopped working due to closed source bit-rot. So, if truth be told, I resorted to dual-booting and sometimes Wine to play the current v1.13 mod of the game.

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  • mo0n_sniper
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    Heroes of Might and Magic III
    Quake III
    Wine
    and also the ones I forgot

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