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How many games do you own?

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How many games do you own? And I'm not just referring to those on computers...also consoles...and when I say games that you own I mean games that you actually bought not downloaded...although I don't buy a single game for my PC...lol...torrents!

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Do you mean quite recent

Do you mean quite recent games or does that include old games?
I don't play that much anymore, which results in buying far less games. The last game I bought was Doom 3 and it's expansion.
But when I could count the boxes of old games I still have in the basement in germany I'd have at least 30 or 40, including great games like Bioforge, the 2 Crusader-games, Privateer, Strike Commander and things like that.

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A small subset of the games

A small subset of the games I own a license for is BZFlag, Armagetron Advanced, OpenArena, Nexuiz, nethack and GNU chess.

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I don't have a desire to

I don't have a desire to own software anymore. It's not like I would own it anyway. I would merely own a license to use it under certain very specific terms. Nah thanks, I prefer Free Software in ALL cases, including games. Smiling

That said, the only game I ever bought the traditional way, and hence "own" a license to, is Star Control 3.

But thanks to the awesome Free Software community I also have a right to thousands upon thousands of other software, including probably more than a hundred games. Eye

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I bought Deus Ex a few years ago and played it on 98SE. That is very likely the most vale I have had out of ten quid in the last 30 years! Is there anything to compare in OSS? I have a 6150 onboard GPU or a 7600GS to choose from. ???

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A Deus Ex FOSS equivalent?

A Deus Ex FOSS equivalent? Well, my memory of that game is blurry, but if I remember correctly it was some sort of a shooter and we do have lots of good shooters on GNU/Linux (Nexuiz, OpenArena of the best). If it's something more adventurous (I think it was something like that) then there are currently less options, but AlienTrap (guys behind Nexuiz) are working on something with a story called Zymotic.

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Deus Ex

Yes: FPS+RPG+HUGE STORY and pretty good graphics for it's day (year 2000?)

I'm not a gamer so something will come along. Thanks :-)

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I think Deus Ex was

I think Deus Ex was somewhat like System Shock, in terms of genre.
I've never played it, but as far as I remember it got good reviews.

Wasn't it a DOS-game? If so you should be able to play it under FreeDOS running in QEmu. I do that with Bioforge and Crusader. ;-)

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Hey rep!

I finished the game a long time ago on Win 98SE. I'd like to try a complex graphical game on a few versions of GNU/LINUX, it's about the only thing that's stopping it from becoming totally mainstream (well, Ubuntu, PCLOS: I'm no expert, honest!)

What about Half-Life 2? Could that be played on feisty? I think that's a 2004 game? :-)

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edjay wrote:What about
edjay wrote:

What about Half-Life 2? Could that be played on feisty? I think that's a 2004 game? :-)

Yes, I believe HL2 can be emulated with wine. But why not try a nice GNU/Linux native game ? Nexuiz ? OpenArena ? Or maybe a proprietary game, like DOOM III, Quake IV or Cold War ?

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GNU GAME

Good point. Is there one where the graphics and the story are as good as Half-life 2? I had a look at F.E.A.R on Vista: Lush grahics, dire (or rather, non existent story) and merely a relentless use of virtual ammunititon. Lush looking crap basically.

This is the level of grahics I would be interested in, and I would like a rich story/plot. If there's any you think that fit the bill, post some screenshots. Thanks! Smiling

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I don't have any specific

I don't have any specific games to offer that fit that bill, but you never know what may appear quitely on the scene. A good site to track the world of GNU/Linux gaming is HappyPenguin.org.

I don't recommend proprietary games though, because I don't recommend non-free software, especially when you really have alternatives. Smiling

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If you wanna have total

If you wanna have total eyecandy take Doom 3. In my oppinion it's the best there is. It's beautiful, it's creepy, it's shocking and it'll scare the .... out of you.

I'm on the expansion pack "Resurrection of Evil", just arrived in hell and it's damn hard. Real fat monsters keep on spawning around me and I have no idea how to get out there alive.
Also on the regular Doom 3 hell really was hell, always half dead and nearly out of ammo, but in the expansion hell is more than only hell. And it's great!

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Thanks for the Penguin

Thanks for the Penguin link! Laughing out loud

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Hmmmm.........sounds sort

Hmmmm.........sounds sort of tempting. Any screenshots that I could have a look at somewhere on the net? Much appreciated! :banana:

Sorry, yes, I found the Banana! :banana:

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You can find some

You can find some screenshots on http://www.doom3.com.

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I'll give it a try as soon

I'll give it a try as soon as I can. Many thanks!! :-)

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