Yes, there are some accessible games for Linux. If you are in to text
adventures there is a free frotz interpretor called, frotz, that will
allow you to play a number of ZCode games like the old Infocom games
under Linux. There is also an accessible Adrift Runner called Scare
that will allow you to play a number of Adrift text adventures as
well. If you are into muds there is an accessible mud client,
gnome-mud, that will allow you to play all the usual muds everyone
talks about on the list.
If you are looking for something more serious try FreeCiv. I've found
it mostly accessible and works fairly well with Orca so far. FreeCiv
is basically an accessible free clone of the old game Civilization.
SoundRTS can be played on Linux too, but configuring it is a pain
because it requires a number of older Python and PyGame packages that
conflicts with the native Python packages that ship with Ubuntu,
Vinux, and Debian, etc these days. So SoundRTS is problematic.
In addition I am also working on Linux ports of STFC, MOTA, etc but
those are far behind the Windows releases as these ports are primarily
created for myself, but sooner or later once the Linux ports catch up
Windows releases I'll be adding them to my products page as well. I've
also got a number of text games I wrote a few years ago such as
Blackjack, Yatzi, Uno, etc that were created for Linux and I
eventually want to upgrade them and put them up for download as well.
So Linux gaming is not only possible I have plans to add to what is
out there fore Linux personally.
As for using Wine to play Windows games forget it. It doesn't have all
the dependencies you need and you pretty much have to install and
register several dlls to get something like one of GMA's games to
play. Even then the games are not stable, will crash, or run
sluggishly. I did it one time with Shades of Doom, and setting Wine up
to do it was a frickin' nightmare, and the end result sucked. So I
don't consider Wine an option for a Linux gamer.
On 8/27/10, Petr Bláha <hammet...@seznam.cz> wrote:
> Hi all,
> i would like to ask you, if there are any accessible games, which are
> playable under the linux operation system.
> I use linux more and more, so entertainment is one part of my computer
> using, which i would like to try in linux as well.
> I have got an idea that games which are equipped by self voicing could be
> played under the wine - windows emulation programm, but i don
> t know if this is possible. And what about the other ones which are not self
> Thanks for your answers.
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