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#1 2006-07-20 19:16:26

Jacek Poplawski
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your way to download Linux games

I just want to know is there any reason to prepare AUR packages for games i like smile

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#2 2006-07-20 19:46:35

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Re: your way to download Linux games

I'm build games from AUR wink.

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#3 2006-07-21 01:33:06

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Re: your way to download Linux games

PACMAN: 13                   
AUR: 7
other binary: 4

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#4 2006-07-21 05:03:52

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Re: your way to download Linux games

Firstly i build them from AUR.
Then try from source.
After bashing my keyboard for a few mins I go over to my windows box install it, play it for 15mins and then return to my linux box


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#5 2006-07-21 06:19:43

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Re: your way to download Linux games

syd, could you give me names of few games you could not compile?

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#6 2006-07-21 16:40:22

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Re: your way to download Linux games

I build games from the AUR all the time, although a lot of them are broken, and I have to rewrite the pkgbuild, but what matters is that the game works, but what I do most is old school emulation, epsxe and zsnes, does anyone know a good nes emulator?

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#7 2006-07-21 17:24:26

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Re: your way to download Linux games

I was using nestra and tuxnes 5 years ago, I don't think that today it's harder to find one smile

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#8 2006-07-21 18:47:13

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Re: your way to download Linux games

First serching by pacman, then in aur, then waiting when it be there.

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#9 2006-07-21 19:45:25

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Re: your way to download Linux games

i build them from sources because if i am succeed, i'll prepare a PKGBUILD of that game


In a world without walls,who need windows?

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#10 2006-07-21 21:10:37

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Re: your way to download Linux games

For nes emulator, I've put fceu in community. There's also a GUI for it: gfceu (in community too).

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#11 2006-07-21 22:07:33

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Re: your way to download Linux games

For nes emulator, I've put fceu in community. There's also a GUI for it: gfceu (in community too).

Snowman, I didn't know there was a gui for fceu!  I love you man!

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#12 2006-07-21 23:16:22

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Re: your way to download Linux games

Ryujin wrote:

For nes emulator, I've put fceu in community. There's also a GUI for it: gfceu (in community too).

Snowman, I didn't know there was a gui for fceu!  I love you man!

It's also written by an ex-Archer: punkrockguy318 8)

BTW, I'll update it to 0.5.0 this week-end.

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#13 2006-07-23 16:54:54

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Re: your way to download Linux games

I check current/extra/community first, and if it's not there, I usually compile from source myself. Sometimes I'll use provided binaries. No need to compile on my own time if someone else has done it.

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#14 2006-07-23 23:54:38

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Re: your way to download Linux games

Every game I've looked for (BZflag, Nethack, Zsnes) has been in the repositories, so that's the only method I've used to far.  I'm always looking to try out new games, though, and I hadn't thought to check AUR.  I'll definitely browse through there.

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#15 2006-07-24 07:01:24

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Re: your way to download Linux games

Linux games?


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#16 2006-07-24 11:22:33

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Re: your way to download Linux games

How many native lInux games are there which are good as windows/DOS games?

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#17 2006-07-24 16:39:30

Jacek Poplawski
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Re: your way to download Linux games

Is Doom native for you? What about Duke Nukem 3D? Descent?

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#18 2006-07-25 06:47:06

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Re: your way to download Linux games

lumiwa wrote:

How many native lInux games are there which are good as windows/DOS games?

Lots. Bzflag, Nethack, Frozen Bubble, Cube, Warsow, Nexuiz, Tremulous, Abuse, Descent 1-3, DROD, Vega Strike, Sauerbraten, Bungie's Marathon games, Xpilot, and plenty more that don't come to mind right now.

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#19 2006-07-25 11:39:23

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Re: your way to download Linux games

pauldonnelly wrote:
lumiwa wrote:

How many native lInux games are there which are good as windows/DOS games?

Lots. Bzflag, Nethack, Frozen Bubble, Cube, Warsow, Nexuiz, Tremulous, Abuse, Descent 1-3, DROD, Vega Strike, Sauerbraten, Bungie's Marathon games, Xpilot, and plenty more that don't come to mind right now.

I didn't wrote that there are no games but if you compare with number of games for Windows and DOS is this number very low.
Many of above games are shooting (i don't know if is correct name) games. How many adventure games are for LInux. I know just FBI Hopkins or something like this.
How many of Linux users use CEDEGA, Wine and why? How many of Linux users has Windows on computer too. Why?

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#20 2006-07-25 15:35:56

Jacek Poplawski
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Re: your way to download Linux games

What is your point, lumiwa? Why not compare Windows games to Playstation 2?

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#21 2006-07-25 15:59:33

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Re: your way to download Linux games

Wait few months, CELL(PS3)'s default OS gonna be linux & mac os.
SO When the time is now,

You should ask the question like this, PLEASE, REPEAT THIS.

How many native Windows/DOS games are there which are good as  Linux games?


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#22 2006-07-25 18:35:22

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Re: your way to download Linux games

Jacek Poplawski wrote:

What is your point, lumiwa? Why not compare Windows games to Playstation 2?

My point is that there not so many games for Linux which works without wine or cedega and those games are IMO windows games.
Playstation is not OS system I think.

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#23 2006-07-26 18:42:04

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Re: your way to download Linux games

What's your point Lumiwa? I took your question to mean "are there any good Linux games," so I listed some. We all know that there are fewer Linux games than Windows games, especially when you're talking about big-budget games. I don't see what you're trying to find out or convince us of.

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#24 2006-07-26 22:34:46

Jacek Poplawski
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Re: your way to download Linux games

Now that's a good flamewar, let's all sit, take a popcorn and watch! smile

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#25 2006-07-27 03:46:12

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Re: your way to download Linux games

Jacek Poplawski wrote:

Now that's a good flamewar, let's all sit, take a popcorn and watch! smile

I'll just run for the fire extinguisher.  :!:

I don't think anyone is mad yet. I'm just not sure what the guy is looking for. Agreement or commiseration? It looks like maybe he's actually wondering how many of us still feel the need to run games in Wine or Windows. If that's it, maybe making another poll about that would be a good idea.

I keep a Windows partition around because I haven't had much luck running games in Wine. I also use DOSbox a lot. There are still lots of good DOS games I haven't played, so I don't use the Windows partition much. Still, most of my gaming right now is via an emulator, and not native games. It goes back and forth though; at one time I was playing mostly native games.

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