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Computer games are one of the cornerstones of the modern PC. The way we use our machines today goes back to the early 80s, when first "serious" PC games started showing up on the market. They defined the cutting edge of technology - and still do. One of the main reasons, if not the only reason, why most of us upgrade computers every few years are - yup - computer games. And make no mistake, the average gamer is 38 years old. 15 years ago, the same gamer was 38 minus 15 years old. We were kids then - and we still are.
In this section, you will find lots of useful information about computer games.
This section deals with old and very old games, most of them dating back to the golden years of DOS. In this section, you will find practical and proven tips how to successfully setup and play the old games on modern operating systems, including Windows XP and various flavors of Linux. Some of the topics covered include: emulation, virtualization, multiplayer over IPX and Serial, and more. For any DOS fan, this section is a MUST. Because of its size and importance, this section is located on a separate page.
This sub-section is all about some of the best computer games ever made, timeless, legendary titles that defined the era in which they were made. Entirely subjective, of course. I play these games quite frequently, even though some have been released as many as 20 years ago. This is my humble tribute. Enjoy.
This sub-section is all about games for Linux. Although most of these games will run on just about any operating system, all of them have been developed to run natively on Linux. Most of them are open-source. Most of them can be found in Linux repositories and are very easy to install and configure. And they are all free. The majority of articles are collections presenting several game titles at once, from two up to 10+, complete with overall impression, graphics grades, and usually grouped by category. Certain games may show more than once or even as individual articles as new versions are released, since most of these titles are in continuous development.
Increasing the awareness to Linux games is important. Currently, the Linux gaming is underestimated, underfunded and little known of. This makes Windows users hesitant to try Linux, because they fear losing the ability to play games. And even many Linux users are little aware of the wide range of fun titles that will run on their favorite operating system. My goal is to educate people on Linux gaming, bridge the gap between the Windows and Linux community and help developers produce more titles, and of better quality, for Linux.
Together, we can make Linux gaming a great, fun experience!
ArmA II - Good ole Operation Flashpoint NOT
updated October 22, 2010
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 12GB worth of arcade
updated September 15, 2010
Goofing around in Operation Flashpoint
updated September 1, 2010
Live for Speed - Absolute perfection!
updated June 2, 2010
1701 A.D. - Sweet, good looking and addictive
updated February 1, 2010
Evil Genius - Dr. Evil would have been proud
updated October 10, 2009
Max Payne - Welcome to despair
updated September 12, 2009
SimCity 4: A builder's paradise
updated April 4, 2009
Medieval II: Total War (Kingdoms expansion)
updated March 21, 2009
UFO: Enemy Unknown - Recipe for primal fear
updated November 24, 2008
Operation Flashpoint - the one and only FPS
updated February 23, 2008
1942: The Pacific Air War
updated September 30, 2007
Scorched3D - Nostalgia in three dimensions
updated December 2, 2006
GTA Vice City - Satisfaction Galore
updated October 8, 2006
(Open) Transport Tycoon Deluxe
updated July 6, 2006
Caesar III - one of the best real time strategies ever
updated June 29, 2006
10 is the magic number - of Linux gaming compilations
updated October 1, 2010
Comings and goings in the Linux gaming world
updated September 10, 2010
glc - The Linux FRAPS
updated July 24, 2010
Five best non-free Linux games of 2010
updated July 8, 2010
Five best free Linux games of 2010
updated June 28, 2010
Install Wine applications easily with Winetricks
updated June 23, 2010
Heroes of Newerth - Charge!
updated June 17, 2010
Top Linux games your money can buy
updated June 7, 2010
Linux games mega collection - Part 9
updated May 19, 2010
Enemy Territory Quake Wars - OMG!
updated April 26, 2010
Prey - Bring your diaper bag, cause it's scary!
updated April 19, 2010
Linux games mega collection - Part 8
updated April 10, 2010
How to install DirectX in Linux using Wine
updated January 13, 2010
Linux: Install a million games in one click!
updated December 16, 2009
Alien Arena 2009 - Dark, morbid and a whole lot of fun
updated November 23, 2009
Nexuiz - Looking good!
updated October 21, 2009
Quake Live - Redefining the online gaming
updated September 20, 2009
Everything you wanted to know about Linux games
updated August 12, 2009
Linux games mega collection - Part 7
updated June 29, 2009
Another superb collection of Linux games
updated May 28, 2009
More about Linux games - Part 5
updated February 6, 2009
Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Three
updated January 12, 2009
Linux games - Lots of great choices
updated November 24, 2008
Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Deux
updated October 14, 2008
Linux games - First Person Shooters
updated August 8, 2008