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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:28 am    Post subject: List of commercial NATIVE LINUX games Reply with quote

NO wine, NO emulators. Only games running under pure Linux, with real Linux ports qualify for this list.
Help me fill it out. Focus on commercial / "free commercial" games.

This list at Slashdot seems interesting, too. I don't know all the games on it yet.

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20080530054213402/CommercialGames.html

First / Third Person Shooters / Adventures / Sneakers / Survival Horror etc.

Wolfenstein 3D
Doom (lots of engines)
Doom II
Heretic (hheretic)
Hexen (hhexen)
Strife
Rise of the Triad
Duke Nukem 3D (icculus, eDuke32, JFDuke3D)
Shadow Warrior (JFShadowWarrior)
Marathon Trilogy (Aleph One) (now free)
System Shock 1 (TSSHP)
Descent 1, 2, 3 (several ports)
Quake (diverse engines)
Hexen II (Hammer of Thyrion)
Quake II (several engines)
Sin (Hyperion, Loki Installer)
Kingpin: Life of Crime (icculus)
Heretic II (3PS) (Loki)
Quake III: Arena (icculus etc.)
ST:Voyager Elite Force (only multiplayer works atm)
Quake Live (beta) (free)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (RTCW)
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (free)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Doom 3
Quake 4
Prey (icculus)
Unreal
Unreal 2
Unreal Tournament (Loki)
UT 2003
UT 2004
Soldier of Fortune (Loki)
Legends
Tribes
Tribes2
America's Army (free)
Postal 2: Share the pain (LGP)
Penumbra Series (sneaker)
Heavy Metal FAKK 2 (3PS) (Loki)
Rune (3PS) (Loki)
Tomb Raider 1-4 via Open Raider (anyone got this to run?) (3PS)

Serious Sam 1/2 (icculus)

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (mech FPS) (Hyperion)

Cold War (LGP)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (icculus)

Ankh
Ankh2 - Herz des Osiris (Adventure)

Aliens vs. Predator (part 1) (icculus, compile problems)
Devastation (icculus)

Caster (arcade 3PS)
Lugaru (action 3PS)


Role Playing Games

Neverwinter Nights
Sacred (hack and slash) (Linux Game Publishing)
Devil Whiskey (very old school RPG)
Eschalon: Book I (old school RPG)
Krabbit World Origins (nice looking hack and slash)
Space Exploration: Serpens Sector (space RPG, in development)
Ultima 7 (Exult)
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (Underworld Adventures Project)

Baldur's Gate (GemRB)
Baldur's Gate 2 (GemRB)
Icewind Dale (GemRB)
Icewind Dale 2 (GemRB)
Planescape: Torment (GemRB)


Adventures

Northland (adventure strategy)
Robin Hood (adventure strategy)
Inherit the Earth (classic adventure)
Jack Keane (classic adventure)
Jagged Alliance II (strategy/adventure)
The Labyrinth of Time (old school adventure)


Real Time Strategy Games, including RTS - FPS etc. hybrids

Defcon
Savage (RTS-FPS)
Savage 2 (RTS-FPS)
Heros Of Newerth (in Beta atm with linux client)
Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns (Loki)
Knights and Merchants (LGP)
Theocracy
Tribal Trouble


Turn based stragegy games

Civilization: Call to Power (Loki)
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (Loki)
Heroes of Might and Magic III (Loki)
Ancient Empires Lux (Java)
Aevum Obscurum (Java) (free?)
Dominions: Priests, Prophets & Pretenders (god game, strategy game)
Dominions II: The Ascension Wars
Dominions 3: The Awakening


Simulations

Railroad Tycoon II (Loki)
Sim City 3000 (Loki)
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
Out of the Park Baseball (baseball manager)
Software Tycoon (LGP)
Terminus (space trading etc. sim)
Transport Tycoon Deluxe (via OpenTTD)


MMOs (massively multiplayer online games)

Vendetta Online (space game)
A Tale in the Desert 4
Wurm Online (Java)
Andromeda Online
Graal Online
Runescape (browser game)
Ultima Online (Iris 2)
Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates
Regnum Online (free)


Side scrollers, Platformers, Arcade

Droid Assault
Galcon
H-Craft Championship (scifi racer)
Ballistics (scifi racer) (LGP)
Barkanoid 2 (what happened to this?)
Professor Fizzwizzle (platformer)
Bunnies (platformer)
Gish (classic side scroller)
Jets'n'Guns (classic side-scroller) (LGP)
Njam 2 (pacman game)
Orbz (arcade game)
Primate Plunge (platformer)
Droid Assault (top down arcade shooter)
Ultratron (top down arcade shooter)
Titan attacks (Space Invaders clone)
Space Renegades: The Series (scrolling space shooter)
Voltley (very old school side scroller)
Abuse SDL (Alien-themed platformer / side scroller) (now free)


Board and Card Games

Eric's Ultimate Solitaire (Loki)
Shredder (chess program, won a couple championships)
Small Rockets Backgammon
BGBlitz (backgammon game, won a few championships)
Brettspielwelt (www.brettspielwelt.de) (play various commercial board games) (free!)
Mahjong Zodiac (Mahjong game)
Ning Po Mahjong (LGP)


Puzzle Games, Construction Games

Hyperspace Delivery Boy (puzzle)
Runes of Avalon (puzzle game)
Spandex Force (puzzle adventure)
The Amazing Brain Train (puzzle game)
Mystic Mine (puzzle game)
Word Peace (word game)
World of Goo (comicky puzzle / construction game)
Mindrover (strategy/puzzle/robot simulation)
Bridge Construction Set (bridge building / physics game)


Flight or Racing Simulators

X-Plane (flight simulator)
Silent Wings (soaring simulator)
MX Simulator (motocross game)


Uncategorized

egg-o-shooter (learn how evil FPS are) (free version available)
Full Metal Soccer (soccer with tanks!)
Future Boy (interactive comic book)
Think Tanks (tank combat game)
Toribash (fighting game) (now free)
Master Kick (table soccer) (shareware)
Marble Blast Gold (rolling marble game)
Postal (action) (Loki)
Darwinia (sort of a "virtual reality" game)
Uplink (hacker simulation game)
Heavy Gear 2 (mech game) (Loki)
Myth II: Soulblighter (fantasy/strategy) (Loki)
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness (Penny Arcade)
X2 - Die Bedrohung (space game) (Linux Game Publishing)
X3 - Reunion (space game)
Gorky 17 (Odium) (turn based? strategy / RPG) (LGP)
Creatures Internet Edition (evolution / god game) (LGP)
Dark Horizons Lore Invasion (mech game) (now free!)
Drop Team (sci-fi tactical combat simulation)
Number Drill (math learning game)
Tuxracer (what's the status of this?)



ScummVM

(games to be listed)


InfoCom games

Interpreters (games to be listed)


Scott Adams Adventures (scottfree)


Sierra AGI games (Sarien)

Leisure Suit Larry
Space Quest 1/2
King's Quest II


Sierra SCI games (FreeSCI)

Later Leisure Suit Larry, King's Quest, Space Quest series


list reorganisation pending


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5. Adventure games - like Myst (Obsolete category? I wish not.)
Does ScummVM count here?
How about the various well-ported InfoCom interpreters?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you should def make note of the commercial games that are only native to tux through community projects. Wrong to exclude games that work under wine but include games like baldours Gate which only run because of a huge hack made by the community. Wheres the cut-off here? What about aliens vs predator, icciccilus made a hacked version of that that barely works as well, does that count?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rain-slick precipice of darkness series (aka penny-arcade game) have linux versions.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

X3

Unreal games (except U3)


Heros Of Newerth (in Beta atm with linux client)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Games not listed already, from my own collection:

Civilization: Call to Power
Heavy Gear 2
Heavy Metal FAKK
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Hyperspace Delivery Boy
Majesty
Mindrover
Myth II: Soulblighter
Penumbra
Railroad Tycoon II
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Sim City 3000
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three I have and play/played and not in the list, yet...

RPG:
Ankh - Herz des Osiris

Simulation/Action:
X2 - Die Bedrohung

MMORPG:
Vendetta Online

btw. Eve Online runs on a wine emulation, right?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, if Eve Online runs on wine indeed, then it can't be on the list.

Regarding stuff like GemRB and OpenRaider, these belong on the list because those are actual rewrites of their engines (their exes, if you will). Rewrite of game engine for Linux == native Linux port.

Basically, with GemRB, you run gemrb instead of baldur.exe, and it does the same thing but is a native Linux application.

With wine, you run baldur.exe via wine, which is not the same thing.

I have nothing against wine, I just want to see how the list would look if we ignore it for a moment.

Edit: gemrb is definitely not a "hack", it is a proper re-implementation of the Infinity engine (the executable that ran all those games). No hack and no emulator. Scummvm ... according to this:

Quote:
ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!


it seems that ScummVM is an interpreter, not an emulator. If that is the case, ScummVM falls into the same category as gemrb (engine replacement, where in this case the engine is in fact an interpreter).

Can anyone shed some light on the way ScummVM works?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quake Live is spelt with 'v'. Also it's free but closed source, so I'd say it's half commercial :p
I'm in the closed beta team to test linux builds and I have to say it works quite well already tough a few bugs remain.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, will correct that. There is a Quake mod called Quake-Life, I always confuse the two :-P
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be true that EVE Online uses an integrated version of Transgaming's Cedega (and support was dropped already this year). -> no native Linux game.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, yes, Infocom games count, since there are native Linux ports of their engine / interpreter (no emulator) and the games are apparently just data files which are fed to the engine.

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/Infocom/interp.html

List?

I see the game list will already require a major rewrite and extension :-)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sprotte wrote:

Edit: gemrb is definitely not a "hack", it is a proper re-implementation of the Infinity engine (the executable that ran all those games). No hack and no emulator. Scummvm ... according to this:

Quote:
ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!


it seems that ScummVM is an interpreter, not an emulator. If that is the case, ScummVM falls into the same category as gemrb (engine replacement, where in this case the engine is in fact an interpreter).

Can anyone shed some light on the way ScummVM works?


I think you've pretty much nailed it - an engine replacement.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject: Where can I obtain Reply with quote

Where can I buy these native linux games. I want!

Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate 2
Icewind Dale
Icewind Dale 2
Planescape: Torment
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: Where can I obtain Reply with quote

masmullin wrote:
Where can I buy these native linux games. I want!

Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate 2
Icewind Dale
Icewind Dale 2
Planescape: Torment


I checked all the bioware page but couldn't find any linux client for Baldur's Gate. Id they did it as for nwn you would have to buy the Windows version for the data files and then install the linux client, which is offered on their website.

No idea about Icewind Dale or Planescape. :(
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, if you're idea is to list commercial games we could buy with in mind a "hey thx for doing it in linux guys! i'll buy it to support your effort"
then: remove baldur's gate & co from the list: they didn't do the port, nor help port their games, and so don't desserve any reward.

same rules goes for ST:Voyager Elite Force (only multiplayer works atm), why ? windows users buy a mono player + multiplayer game and we will only have half the game?
Should get out of the list too
Or if you still think it's ok, you could add (for example) counter strike which provide a native linux client for server only.

edit: Quake 3 Team Arena isn't Q3 Arena, so i suppose it's a valid addition too, in fact no compagny gave a better support to linux than idsoftware ! praise Carmack !
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Runesoft ports a lot of games to Linux and if you buy one of those games you pay their effort and have a real native Linux application. Those are mostly application that are not worth much anymore for Windows systems.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the linux game tome has a an advanced search option, including "search for commercial games":

http://www.happypenguin.org/test/list?&submit=Search&s_license=commercial
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have Savage 1, Savage 2, or Heroes of Newerth.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and Postal 1 and Postal 2.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Defcon - http://www.introversion.co.uk/defcon
Uplink - http://www.introversion.co.uk/uplink
Darwinia - http://www.introversion.co.uk/darwinia

Penumbra Overture - http://www.penumbragame.com/
Penumbra Black Plague - http://www.penumbragame.com/
Penumbra Requiem - http://www.penumbragame.com/

Penumbra Collection and Defcon are my favourite Linux games. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

masmullin and disi: You buy the windows version, then install gemrb.

Much similar to games like Quake 4, where you also buy the windows version and then install the linux client.

krinn: No, I simply want a list of commercial-quality games that run natively under Linux.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sacred: http://www.tuxgames.com/details.cgi?&gameref=148
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely forgot about X-Plane!

http://www.x-plane.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sprotte wrote:
Much similar to games like Quake 4, where you also buy the windows version and then install the linux client.


Not really.
You buy the windows version, and you install the linux version THEY made: they do the effort of porting it, even they didn't package it with the windows version.

gemrb and scumm... are just port done by linux users, and i didn't check if they get any support by the compagny, but i don't think so (except if you consider not suing someone is a support).

How you would consider openttd that is a port (even better/with more advance options now) of ttd (commercial microprose) ? (and it need music and graphics of the original game to be played).
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