nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id) (adric) wrote,
nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id)

Free games!

So, there was an article on free Linux 3d games on some site recently. The article itself listed ten games, most of which are not very interesting, but the comments there and much more so the comments on the thread for it at OSNews were full of good links for games. Some of which even have Mac versions :) All are free beer, and most are actually free (opensource) software.

There were many shooters mentioned, but I'll only link Sauerbraten, since I played it for an hour today. The sequel and successor to Cube (an indie free 3d engine / shooter game) Sauerbraten also includes a simple single player campaign that is probably responsible for the stiffness in my mouse hand today.

Shooters are boring. Real-time strategy (Command and Conquer, Warcraft 1-3, Starcraft, Dune 2 and sequels ...) games can be lots more interesting. Glest is a new RTS, mostly for windows btu also ported to Linux, written in C++ and GL. Its two factions are Magic and Technology and it's pretty nice looking. I only played a few minutes into the tutorial (in XP / Parallels / Coherence ) but it has campaign play and scenarios, as well as multiplayer. Glest home

There is a classic RTS I didn't mention before, because I've never played it. Most recently the creator went on to make Total Annihilation a modern graphics card squeezing RTS that I hear is fantastic, but that would not run so great on my jumble of gaming box hardware. The game that made that fellow's name and career is Warzone 2100, a true classic game, and it's been freed! You can play Warzone on your box just as soon as you download it, lacking only the movies!

After all of this I can't even bring myself to yammer on about Oblivion patches and mods. Google turned up a lot of good links, and if any of it works, I will let you know. (The Unofficial Offical oblivion Path seem pretty good so far).Need game icon?


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