Are there any good (retro) games for Linux?
What are your experiences?
>Bumbing with other questions:
How about native retro games?
Is this even a thing?
Also: how about remakes?
Are there any re-released retro games that are now Linux-compatible?
- nethack and many, many other roguelikes
- doom, quake, hexen, heretic, duke by source port
- sim city series
- shogo (semi since linux version was sometime after 2000..)
those just straight from my head i remember playing alot. but there were quite more.
Geez guys, I just meant the hidden games in emacs. I didn't mean to start an argument.
Though it was expected.
Pretty much the old school roguelikes. Crawl, Adom, Angband...
First time I ever saw a Linux box 20 years ago, it was running this
as far as native games:
doom, and most of id's other post doom games. gzdoom runs too but needs to be compiled from source.
aleph one runs, but has to be compiled from source.
unreal tournament 99 has a native installer and client from loki games, but idk if its available still.
other than that, all games for Linux are either not retro, emulated, or shitty ramdamadingdong pooinloo and vodka drunkinskiy programming students doing their 9001st remake of asteroids and Tetris.
Play some Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Space Quest or Toonstruck with ScummVM. http://scummvm.org/compatibility/
Perhaps have a nice game of Dungeon Keeper, Daggerfall or Prince of Persia in DosBox? http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php
How about some first person shooters? Doom 1-3, Quake 1-4, Hexen, Heretic, Unreal Tournament 1-2004, Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Serious Sam and Wolfenstein are all Linux native. Ports have also been done for KOTOR 2 and Neverwinter Nights and a bunch of other games.
Also tons of fan projects, including Commander Genius (Commander Keen), OpenRA (Command & Conquer & Red Alert), WarGus (Warcraft 2), fheroes 2 (Heroes of Might and Magic 2), VCMI (Heroes 3), xu4 (Ultima 4), Exult (Ultiva 7), OpenJK (Jedi Knight 1&2), GemRB (Baldur's Gate 1&2, Icewind Dale), OpenTTD (Transport Tycoon), CorsixTH (Theme Hospital), OpenMW (Morrowind), The Ur-Quan Masters (Star Control 2), FreeCiv (Civilization 2) and so on...
My nigga. You sure know about your open source engine remakes. I'd also recommend the following:
OpenXcom - for Ufo defense and TFTD
OpenFodder - for Cannon Fodder. Version 1.0 just go released.
Dune Dynasty - for Dune 2
Emulators aplenty, especially on Arch through yaourt, for whatever reason Ubuntushit doesn't give a fuck about emulation.
Browserquest and so on.
Super Maryo Chronicles
True, and for the distros it doesn't have official packages, normally there's a PPA available.
thing is, if you want to play multiplayer (yeah, I know, it's a joke), most people use the most up to date version of A1, and the packages tend to not have that.
If you count emulation anon.
snes9x, gens are available and should be playable on 64 bit systems.
Virtualboyadvance, keep note, uses the command "vgba" on systems, which throws people off sometimes.
You can also learn emulation without need to use a GUI (mpv style).
Also, you can use WINE to play some games - but it's a bit dodgy, if you had a title in mind that doesn't work, let me know and I'll let you know what API calls are missing.
Most recommended emulators are open source and available for GNU/Linux as packages, binaries or source code to compile.
The most notable exceptions are some Japanese emulators like SSF.
gambatte (gbc) and mgba (...gba) are both significantly better than vba at gameboy emulation
nestopia UE for nes (fceux second choice)
vice for commodore 64
fuse (zx spectrum)
mupen64plus is really the only option for n64 on linux. not sure if it's better to use glide64mk2 or GLideN64 right now. cen64 has potential but right now isn't very useful
the rest aren't retro (ppsspp, dolphin, desmume, pcsx2, citra)
Oolite. It's a clone of Elite which is /vr/.
This is the default look. People have made texture packs and ship packs and missions and all sorts of mods. You can fly an X-Wing. With a bit of effort you could make a Total Conversion.
earliest date i can find is feb 2001, but might have had a release earlier
you'd have to be pretty dumb to complain about xkobo being not retro, it counts better than half the stuff in this thread that was released in the late 90s and has had continuous updates since then