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Games to waste time with on Mint/Ubuntu...


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#1 66Batmobile

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 06:27 PM

Greets all,

 

As the title says, looking for opinions on any good timewasters in the Mint/Ubuntu repo's.  Due to circumstances (crappy luck),  in another day or two I'm going to be without internet access for a while :( , and playing games will likely be all I can do on this infernal machine (since this is a desktop, I can't really take it out in public).  Might as well try to find something while I still can.

 

I'm not really that picky when it comes to games other than, on a PC, it needs to be uncomplicated-I'm a console guy. :P

 

I liked Super Tux Kart, and tried Open Arena, but other than that, not really familiar with anything.

 

Thanks in advance :thumbup2:

 


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:56 PM

I have a lot of fun with gnome-games and fltk (mostly board games, checkers, chess, tetris, and a snake). Search Mint Software Manager. You might also find some hints at Gaming on Linux Mint.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 08:39 PM

Can't vouch for it, but Xonitc is one of the few I've heard of.

 

http://www.xonotic.org/



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 08:42 PM

Can't vouch for it, but Xonitc is one of the few I've heard of.

 

http://www.xonotic.org/

 

Xonotic is mostly a online shooter type game. Not sure if it actually has a single player offline mode.

 

Try poking around gog.com. They have some Linux games. Though you do have to pay for most. But I think they got some for like 5 bucks you might be able to kill some time with for a while. Lots of games from the late 90s early 00s on there.


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 08:51 PM

I use steam for linux. http://store.steampowered.com/
I just finished the original portal game. It was hours of fun offline puzzles. http://store.steampowered.com/app/400/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:06 PM

 

Can't vouch for it, but Xonitc is one of the few I've heard of.

 

http://www.xonotic.org/

 

Xonotic is mostly a online shooter type game. Not sure if it actually has a single player offline mode.

 

Try poking around gog.com. They have some Linux games. Though you do have to pay for most. But I think they got some for like 5 bucks you might be able to kill some time with for a while. Lots of games from the late 90s early 00s on there.

 

 


The singleplayer mode does not have a story, [...] You play in matches against bots.

-REF:http://opencarnage.net/index.php?/topic/4987-xonotic/

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:37 PM

Hope your circumstances improve, Bat.


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:54 PM

Thanks guys. :thumbsup2:

@lipper

I like gnome-games, good call

 

@Deimos

I tried Xonotic before-couldn't get comfortable with the controls/gog.com looks promising

 

Steam, unfortunately, is not in the cards for the moment.

 

Hope your circumstances improve, Bat.

Hopefully it won't last more than a month or two-$tuff happen$ :unsure:


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 07:31 AM

Two of the best Linux games I've played are Battle for Wesnoth and FreedroidRPG. I've also heard good things about 0 A.D. Though I've never played it and it's still in development. I see gog.com has already been mentioned...Also many Windows games, especially older ones, can be played with wine (or more easily with wine wrapper PlayOnLinux).




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