What games do you play on your computers

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Embracer245
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se unió: 08/24/2015

Hello again.
It's that newcomer again.
You remeber my Doom/Doom II on Trisquel Forum page don't you?
Well now i have something else to say.
What games do you like to play on your computers.
Again i like to play Doom/Doom II because those are my favorite games, Even though they have proprietary content.
Send me screenshots of your desktop and your favourite game to play on your Trisquel GNU/Linux system. (you dont have too by the way, Only if you want to)
I am a gamer. I want to know if some people in this beautiful community are gamers too.
Do you prefer the real thing? or do you settle for a clone, because your favourite game is nonfree software? Tell me about it.

Embracer245
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se unió: 08/24/2015

And where did you get your games from?

moxalt
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se unió: 06/19/2015

Games I play: Nexuiz, 0 AD, Freeciv, FreeOrion, SuperTuxKart.

If you want something Quake-like, Nexuiz is probably your best bet in the repos.

0 AD is something of a cross between Rise of Nations and Total War, while
Freeciv is a Civ II clone and FreeOrion a Galactic Civilisations clone.

SuperTuxKart is a racing game with similar mechanics to Mario Kart.

My favourite games in the non-free world (before I left it) were Fallout 2 and
Morrowind.

onpon4
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se unió: 05/30/2012

Nexuiz is obsolete at this point; the original Nexuiz is no longer updated, and the name "Nexuiz" is now used for a proprietary remake. The continuation of classic Nexuiz's development is Xonotic.

moxalt
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se unió: 06/19/2015

Which isn't in the Trisquel repos. Hence my post- where I said that Nexuiz was
the best bet *in the repos*. I prefer to ignore the existence of the
proprietary Nexuiz.

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

Hedgewars (in Trisquel's repository). Shoppa mode. ;-)

I do not play much though. Not even once a week.

muhammed
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se unió: 04/13/2013

I used to play Open Arena a few years ago. That was fun even though everyone online was better than me. I have wanted to try Seven Kingdoms for a little while but haven't found time yet. Both are in the repos.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Kingdoms_(video_game)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Arena

davidnotcoulthard
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se unió: 02/28/2014

Have a steering wheel? Try Speed Dreams.

Have only got a keyboard? Forget it. Just forget it. For. Get. It :)

Turtleman
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se unió: 05/22/2013

https://libregamewiki.org/User:Taknamay

That link has a list of my favorite games!

tdlnx

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se unió: 04/09/2014

I'm a bad example because I still do play and enjoy non-free games. Nothing really brand new, but I regularly will play Quake 2, Unreal Tournament, Starcraft, etc.

I know as far as ethics go I'm breaking the rules but I do really love playing libre games like Burger Space and FreeDink.

Embracer245
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se unió: 08/24/2015

Some of the games i enjoy are non-free too. Minecraft, Doom/Doom II/Final Doom (does that count?), GTA4 (formerly) and UT3 (I sucked at it)

and how do you get UT to run on Trisquel?

onpon4
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se unió: 05/30/2012

There are a few libre games that are generally similar to Minecraft, although they are not exactly the same. The most well-known one is Minetest:

http://www.minetest.net

tdlnx

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se unió: 04/09/2014

Not that I'm recommending nonfree software, but I use Wine.

andermetalsh
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se unió: 01/04/2013

Quake II has its engine free, check Yamagi Quake 2.

For UT... OpenArena, Xonotic and Red Eclipse.

Starcraft... maybe BosWars if you like RTS games.

tdlnx

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se unió: 04/09/2014

I do enjoy Xonotic and I guess I already do use the libre engine for Quake 2 so that's only nonfree in regards to art assets (which I'm fine with personally). I played BosWars, but it just doesn't hold a candle to Starcraft and when it comes down to it I figure (again, NOT recommending nonfree software) playing Starcraft once in awhile after I've been stressed all day isn't going to be the end of me. Now if there's ever a libre remake, I'll be all over it.

andermetalsh
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se unió: 01/04/2013
SuperTramp83

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se unió: 10/31/2014

ahh, the golden age of gaming.. '95-'99 :)

bluzeo
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se unió: 08/27/2015

for me man- i broke the rules on libre on this subject but as much as i want to be free i a steam user and not planning of going way from the best platfrom for gaming - i 100% GNU but not when it comes to games sadly. Jupiterbroadcasting has touch this subject but there need to be less Distros before the Gaming inderusty starts giving us triple A Games!

tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

i remember when i quit steam and stopped playing all my favourite games
*Such a painful time... :'(

but seriously after a week or so it wasn’t that bad and i got over it

so just try going without all the non-free video games
and only playing libre games for a week

and you may find that you can have just as much fun playing libre games
if you can get past the withdrawal symptoms!
*video game addiction is a thing!

Embracer245
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se unió: 08/24/2015

Hey, I use steam too. You're not the only one.

sorry if this violates Trisquel policy, but what is your name on steam?

Alij
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se unió: 05/07/2012
bluzeo
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se unió: 08/27/2015

havent been on for a while due to studying for my linux+ exam!

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

An exam on the kernel? Don't you mean "GNU/Linux"?

bluzeo
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se unió: 08/27/2015

no @MagicBanana.
CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI- im getting this then the Redhat cert

onpon4
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se unió: 05/30/2012

I don't tend to play games much personally that aren't ones I am developing at the time. When I do play games, what I play kind of depends on a lot of factors and is selected from a huge pool. I can make some recommendations, though (in no particular order):

- Any of the games by Kenta Cho (Torus Trooper, Tumiki Fighters, etc)
- Alex the Allegator 4
- Kobo Deluxe
- Dopewars
- MegaGlest
- Warzone 2100
- Xonotic
- Konquest
- OpenClonk
- Hedgewars
- Battle Tanks
- GLTron or Armagetron
- Endgame: Singularity
- Scavenger (either XScavenger or, preferably, SDLScav)
- Powermanga
- Project: Starfighter

These are games that I personally think are great, and the last one is one I've worked on (I'm the current maintainer).

Anandawardhana
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se unió: 09/18/2012

I am not into games, that much. But I enjoy playing PyChess http://pychess.org/

It's available in Trisquel repositories.

moxalt
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se unió: 06/19/2015

I just use GNUchess. How is PyChess better?

Anandawardhana
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se unió: 09/18/2012

I haven't played GNUchess so I am unable to make a comparison.

Most attractive thing I found in PyChess is the ability to connect to the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS http://www.freechess.org/ ) and find players from all over the world to play against. These games can be very competitive and enriching, depending on your skill level, the opponent and the games/levels you choose.

onpon4
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se unió: 05/30/2012

GNUchess is a Chess engine. PyChess is a Chess client. These two are not comparable; a Chess engine is basically an AI, while a Chess client is an interface to play Chess with either a Chess engine or another human. In fact, PyChess can use GNUchess.

moxalt
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se unió: 06/19/2015

I assumed PyChess was an engine as well- I don't really care about the client
used. I'm happy with GNOME Chess- not really many bells and whistles, but...
it's chess.

hack and hack
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se unió: 04/02/2015

Same here, not that much into games,
but I love the graphics.

I tried to install the chess interface that's the default in Trisquel, but since I couldn't find it without too much hassle, I tried other ones.
For now I settled with the eboard interface (and GnuChess and Stockfish as engines) because it's very customizable (though I'd also like to modify how the chess clock looks).
I might try Scid if I get good enough to analyze my games.
But Frankly this might take a while, I'm far from a good player, but I just love that game.

I'm starting to learn FreeCiv as well.
Looks immensely complicated, but fun,
and it might make me a little less dumb on the way.

And When I'll get my hands on a Wiimote,
I will play a Duck hunt variant (maybe I could try building a "Time crisis" variant based on the free Doom version),
And Speed Dreams/TORCS which looks real nice, if my machine can handle it.

Alij
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se unió: 05/07/2012

if you like guitar hero and so...then check "frets on fire":

http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/

smash your keyboard!!!

pd: im using ubuntu by now so idk if trisquel have it in their repos.

Embracer245
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se unió: 08/24/2015

The games i play are Doom, Doom II, Neverputt (getting it installed soon) and some jezzball clone

strypey
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se unió: 05/14/2015

If you like Doom, there is a completely libre remake of the art files, which runs on top of the GPL engine, called Freedoom:
https://freedoom.github.io/

I quite enjoy the libre remakes of some games I used to enjoy in the 80s on Commodore 64 and Amiga, including FreedDroid (classic not RPG, based on Paradroid), Epiphany (based on Balderdash), and Pingus (based on Lemmings). Defendguin is fun for a few minutes every now and then. Sadly my laptop doesn't have powerful enough graphics chips for anything more than these proof-of-concept toys. All the really juicy games like 0AD won't run.

Darksoul71
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se unió: 01/04/2012

Free games I like to play:
- FreeDroid
- Supertux
- Supertux Kart
- Sauerbraten
- Xonotic (& Chaosesque Xonotic)

Non-free:
- UT99
- DeusEx
- Quake (with Darkplaces Engine & lots of mods)
- plus all those oldie but goldie DOS ganes running fine inside DOSbox

commodore256
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se unió: 01/10/2013

Deus Ex... One of the best games ever made. A lot of people are really pissed off about the "augment your pre-order" mess with mankind divided. I really wish somebody would reverse-engineer Deus Ex, I would make monthly donations to said project.

andermetalsh
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se unió: 01/04/2013

Just the 1st Unreal Engine. It's ultra tweaked for DX mods and actually well known, but nobody dares to recreate it under a libre license, sadly.

t3g
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se unió: 05/15/2011

I have a confession. I'm addicted to Counter-Strike, which is non-free: http://csgo-stats.com/t3g/

tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

the free game(with the exception of the media)
OpenSpades

has a server with a counterstrike gamemode with all the counterstrike maps

andermetalsh
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se unió: 01/04/2013

Try Assault Cube reloaded.

Aprendiz_de_linux
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se unió: 03/02/2014

Why all these libre games above said the appearance seems so 90'-95s? we are in the 21 century.. even when i was a kid on 90 i didnt like so much these visuals.. not appealing much for me...i really enjoyed stunning games like Guild Wars 1 and 2 and others similar, of course they were not libre but proprietary but quality stunning. Why we dont have developers focusing on the same quality on livre games? Why so much retro games?....
For my taste the above games you spoke i can accept with easy is Pychess, GnuCHess, etc, because i enjoy chess. But other than this...meh....
Thanks for posting your games though :)

onpon4
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se unió: 05/30/2012

Simple: because high-end, modern video game development is expensive. Think millions of dollars, or even tens of millions of dollars. Almost all libre games are done by volunteers in their spare time, and the few commercial libre games out there are done by individuals (and not extremely rich individuals). So obviously, quite a few things are going to have to give. Using graphics that aren't as great as those of modern proprietary video games removes one massive burden (especially when you consider how hyper-realistic some of these graphics can be).

tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

there are some graphically good libre games like:
0AD
Stunt Rally
openspades(well... it has good lighting effects)
battle of wesnoth(had a good art-style )
M.A.R.S
Xonotic

and i am sure theres other i have not though of

and ideally we will have loads of even more amazing games but we need people to make them first
(Currently making a Pacman clone in Lua+SDL2 so bare with me!)

onpon4
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se unió: 05/30/2012

None of these games are even close to modern proprietary games in terms of graphics, though. As I said, that's because it's expensive to get there. People can only volunteer so much.

To be fair, I'd say Xonotic has at least the level of graphics that would have been expected in the "sixth generation", or early 2000s. That's a lot more recent than the early 1990s, but it's still a decade behind. Until we can figure out how to raise the millions of dollars necessary for a game with modern graphics, we're just going to have to accept that we're going to be behind in this department. Hand-waving this as "I think the graphics look great" or some other such thing isn't productive, and may alienate gamers.

andermetalsh
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se unió: 01/04/2013

Well, there is The Dark Mod, but with non-free data. And that Arx Fatalis/Libertatis remake with the Doom3 engine.

onpon4
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se unió: 05/30/2012

I'd say you're proving my point: Doom 3 is from 2004, and its engine is about what high-end games were capable of at that time. That's 10 years ago. :)

tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

i still stand by 0AD and Stunt Rally being graphically very good

andermetalsh
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se unió: 01/04/2013

What about a maxed out Flightgear with the Rendbrant engine.

onpon4
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se unió: 05/30/2012

I've never tried FlightGear, but looking at a couple of videos, it's not even close. Early sixth generation, maximum. 0 A.D., I'd say around the middle of the 6th generation, based on the screenshots. Stunt Rally, somewhere in the middle of the 6th generation.

This is a proprietary game from 2011, which suffered from development hell which lasted for 15 years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIq0m_d5O5k

No libre game even compares to the level of graphical detail here. As far as I can tell, no gamer was particularly impressed by this. So this is, at best, average for a proprietary game released in 2011. And given the sample of other modern games I've seen footage of, this rings entirely true for me.

I don't mean to devalue libre games' graphical quality. I do appreciate the visuals in games like Xonotic, Naev, 0 A.D., Kobo Deluxe, Warzone 2100, and Armagetron Advanced. But unless you're planning on shutting yourself out from and alienating mainstream gamers, you should recognize that these games' graphics are nothing compared to what those gamers are currently used to.

tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

wow just had a look at some new games coming out... O.O

its been so long since i played non-free games i guess i just got used to the free ones and forgot that others existed...

feel like i was in a cave for 7 years

Turtleman
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se unió: 05/22/2013

I played proprietary games in 2013, and I agree that these graphics were pretty much standard at that time.

Even when I played proprietary games I did not understand why people raved about the best graphics; I still see the charm in the visuals of games I played years ago. However maybe people growing up with these video games will not be able to stomach the graphics of years past.